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PostPosted: 02/13/18 6:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

TotalCardinalMove wrote:

Laughing because Bird is such a premier defender. Look what she did against NY with starters, or what she did against LA, Minnesota, or even Atlanta. Again, you’re cherry picking. Bottom line is, she sucked.


Not very optimistic about Plum's future,are you ?...I believe Plum's ankle injury,along with having a first year coach played a huge factor in Plums slow start.VJ gave Plum no rope.She started games where she only played 4,5,6,and 8 minutes.That's no way to treat a #1 draft pick.Plum wasn't allowed to play through her mistakes until Jefferson got injured.....Plum will just have to prove her detractors wrong.


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PostPosted: 02/14/18 11:06 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ChasingRatDogmaSalade wrote:


http://aces.wnba.com/news/

Find the typos!!!


If Kayla McBride is officially signed, could we get an official news release on it?
I’m linking to all the league signings. McBride and Dolson are the only players in the league where I couldn’t find their signings as official WNBA.com news releases.



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PostPosted: 02/14/18 12:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ChasingRatDogmaSalade wrote:
ChasingRatDogmaSalade wrote:


http://aces.wnba.com/news/aces-history-feeling-a-draft-1997/


http://aces.wnba.com/news/aces-history-feeling-a-draft-1998/

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Feb 12 update: Hamby misspelled as Hambry twice.


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PostPosted: 02/14/18 12:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

zune69 wrote:
TotalCardinalMove wrote:

Laughing because Bird is such a premier defender. Look what she did against NY with starters, or what she did against LA, Minnesota, or even Atlanta. Again, you’re cherry picking. Bottom line is, she sucked.


Not very optimistic about Plum's future,are you ?...I believe Plum's ankle injury,along with having a first year coach played a huge factor in Plums slow start.VJ gave Plum no rope.She started games where she only played 4,5,6,and 8 minutes.That's no way to treat a #1 draft pick.Plum wasn't allowed to play through her mistakes until Jefferson got injured.....Plum will just have to prove her detractors wrong.


You mean a player should be allowed to suck until she doesn't as this is the world she lived in since she was in high school. She never had any real accountability. Its a big bad world out there Laughing


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Thanks Nerd 2!

My fingers keep wanting to slide an "R" in there.


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PostPosted: 02/14/18 1:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ChasingRatDogmaSalade wrote:
Thanks Nerd 2!

My fingers keep wanting to slide an "R" in there.


You could always have a typo per post to get us to read and find it. Smile


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PostPosted: 02/14/18 5:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Nerd2 wrote:
ChasingRatDogmaSalade wrote:
Thanks Nerd 2!

My fingers keep wanting to slide an "R" in there.


You could always have a typo per post to get us to read and find it. Smile


With prizes to whomever finds the most.

Razz


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PostPosted: 02/14/18 6:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ChasingRatDogmaSalade wrote:
Nerd2 wrote:
ChasingRatDogmaSalade wrote:
Thanks Nerd 2!

My fingers keep wanting to slide an "R" in there.


You could always have a typo per post to get us to read and find it. Smile


With prizes to whomever finds the most.

Razz


You, um, planning on that many typos? By the way, with the Aces home opener being against the Storm on a holiday weekend, we are already planning our takeover of section 121.


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PostPosted: 02/15/18 6:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Aces History: Feeling A Draft (1999)

http://aces.wnba.com/news/aces-history-feeling-a-draft-1999/


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PostPosted: 02/21/18 10:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Aces just announced the assistant coaches: Vickie Johnson and Kelli Schumacher-Raimon.
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/laimbeer-wnba-aces-setting-foundation-for-las-vegas-debut/985784221


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PostPosted: 02/21/18 11:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So right now the Aces are looking like
Jefferson/Plum
McBride/Murphy/Holmes
Young/Burdick/Coffee
Wilson/Hamby
Harrison/Bone/Swords
They should take Greenwell, Scaife, or Atkins at #13. Then the final roster would look something like. This is a team that has a chance to make a big leap.
Jefferson/Plum
McBride/#13/Murphy
Young/Burdick
Wilson/Hamby
Harrison/Bone/Swords



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PostPosted: 02/21/18 11:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Nerd2 wrote:
Aces just announced the assistant coaches: Vickie Johnson and Kelli Schumacher-Raimon.
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/laimbeer-wnba-aces-setting-foundation-for-las-vegas-debut/985784221




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PostPosted: 02/22/18 12:13 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Maybe she didn't have a pile of other offers, but I'd have thought it'd be a bit awkward going from head coach to assistant coach of the same team.



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PostPosted: 02/22/18 12:15 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Maybe she didn't have a pile of other offers, but I'd have thought it'd be a bit awkward going from head coach to assistant coach of the same team.


I kinda suspect she was more comfortable as an asst. And she is a classy lady so I doubt there's a problem.



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PostPosted: 02/22/18 12:44 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I’m not sure why they keep referring to “building a franchise from the ground up”. It’s not an expansion team. It’s an already existing franchise being moved.



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PostPosted: 02/22/18 1:08 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
It sure why they keep referring to “building a franchise from the ground up”. It’s not an expansion team. It’s an already existing franchise being moved.


I don't think much of "Business Operations" are retained when they move a team. In fact, I have a feeling they start with a clean slate.

Laimbeer is president of "Basketball Operations", which could have potentially remained the same, but I don't think they retained any of the "Basketball Operations" Stars staff and left it to him to staff, the same as if it was a new franchise. But it isn't like a new franchise with regard to the players.


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PostPosted: 02/22/18 1:39 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
I’m not sure why they keep referring to “building a franchise from the ground up”. It’s not an expansion team. It’s an already existing franchise being moved.


The building of the franchise refers more to the business side than the basketball side. The team is in place, but we are starting from scratch in terms of everything from ordering basketballs to building a practice facility.


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PostPosted: 02/22/18 5:40 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Candace Parker Says: Las Vegas is Going to have The Best Home Record in the League Exclamation

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/doWYJhAc-O4?start=3430" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> Laughing



I almost never drink at WBB games... like to keep my eye sharp for scouting and talent evaluations. Idea

But since the team is in Vegas... Arrow

    <iframe "width: 100%; border: none; display: block; max-width: 420px; height: 360px;" src="https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/embed/5089e51e-b7b2-4c6a-8940-67774c10aec7?autoplay=false"> </iframe> Razz



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PostPosted: 02/27/18 9:42 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Aces have re-signed Sequoia Holmes & Cierra Burdick and have signed Ivey Slaughter to a training camp contract.



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PostPosted: 02/28/18 5:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Kayla McBride was just re-signed to a multi-year deal. This leaves only Sydney Colson unsigned.


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PostPosted: 02/28/18 9:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So ATM

Plum/Jefferson
McBride/Holmes
Young/Burdick
Wilson (#1)/Harrison
Bone/Swords

2 of Dos Santos, Coffey, Hamby, #13 and possibly Colson

I wonder if LV might try to package two of those asses for something else?

Still not convinced trader Bill keeps both Plum and Jefferson but Jefferson still being hurt lowers her trade value and leaves LV with only Plum at PG at least until they re-sign Colson.

Also I'm not sure Burdick is a definite keeper, but I'm guessing Laimbeer regrets cuting her in NY last year and she has a leg up on the competition becuase she already knows his style of play. I'm not convinced Holmes is safe either but she is a big guard, and the guard spot is really thin.

I think Dos Santos will work well with Laimbeer which pretty much makes Coffey and Hamby expendable.


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PostPosted: 03/01/18 3:53 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

J-Spoon wrote:
So ATM

Plum/Jefferson
McBride/Holmes
Young/Burdick
Wilson (#1)/Harrison
Bone/Swords

2 of Dos Santos, Coffey, Hamby, #13 and possibly Colson

I wonder if LV might try to package two of those asses for something else?



Which two asses would you suggest? Razz


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PostPosted: 03/01/18 4:43 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Nerd2 wrote:
J-Spoon wrote:
So ATM

Plum/Jefferson
McBride/Holmes
Young/Burdick
Wilson (#1)/Harrison
Bone/Swords

2 of Dos Santos, Coffey, Hamby, #13 and possibly Colson

I wonder if LV might try to package two of those asses for something else?



Which two asses would you suggest? Razz


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PostPosted: 03/01/18 9:06 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Autocorrect is a pane in the ace isn't it.



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PostPosted: 03/02/18 4:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

A handful of updates and interviews for your weekend viewing/reading pleasure. As always, send me the typos.

https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/basketball/aces-wnba/aces-coach-bill-laimbeer-talks-about-the-upcoming-wnba-season/

http://aces.wnba.com/news/feeling-a-draft-2018-draft-prospect-kelsey-mitchell/

http://aces.wnba.com/news/aces-overseas-feb-28-update/

http://news3lv.com/sports/content/full-sportscast-t-mobile-arena-to-host-canelo-ggg-2-laimbeer-builds-wnba-roster


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PostPosted: 03/06/18 2:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Moriah Jefferson was interviewed last night on the Mountain West Network during the second quarter of the Nevada vs. San Diego State Women's Basketball game.

Fast forward to about the 26 minute mark to listen to the five minute interview.

https://player.watchstadium.com/47/index.html?asset_id=125785&player_id=47&type=liveevent


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PostPosted: 03/09/18 3:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Found an old Women's History Month article I wrote on the WBL (1978-81) for the Charlotte Sting website many moons ago, and thought I would repurpose it for LasVegasAces.com

http://aces.wnba.com/news/womens-history-month-the-wbl-1978-81/


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PostPosted: 03/16/18 4:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lots of Aces info for today.

http://aces.wnba.com/news/feeling-a-draft-2018-draft-prospect-jaime-nared/

http://aces.wnba.com/news/24-second-shot-clock-with-moriah-jefferson/

http://aces.wnba.com/news/las-vegas-adds-rondre-jackson-rushia-brown-to-front-office-staff/

http://aces.wnba.com/news/aces-history-feeling-a-draft-2002/


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PostPosted: 03/16/18 5:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Since we have an ear into the LV front office: is there any way to get the number of years each signing is for? The league always claims it's a team policy but since all the other teams would have the info, the only ones you are hiding this from is the fans.


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PostPosted: 03/16/18 7:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ChasingRatDogmaSalade wrote:
Lots of Aces info for today.

http://aces.wnba.com/news/feeling-a-draft-2018-draft-prospect-jaime-nared/

http://aces.wnba.com/news/24-second-shot-clock-with-moriah-jefferson/

http://aces.wnba.com/news/las-vegas-adds-rondre-jackson-rushia-brown-to-front-office-staff/

http://aces.wnba.com/news/aces-history-feeling-a-draft-2002/


Like your prospect reports. Thanks for posting them.

BTW - the first link above has a link to Ariel Atkins, but the Kelsey Mitchell report comes up in place of Atkins.



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PostPosted: 03/17/18 2:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This one works for Ariel Atkins :

http://aces.wnba.com/ariel-atkins-5-11-g-texas/


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PostPosted: 03/17/18 4:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Thanks. Looks like she is a good player.



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PostPosted: 03/27/18 4:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

One of the prouder moments of my professional media relations career.

https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/basketball/aces-wnba/pioneers-cardte-hicks-musiette-mckinney-embrace-las-vegas-aces/

Here is a long story that I think pays off in the end. Your mileage may vary.

Those of you who have been around forever may remember that I attended a reunion of the first professional women's basketball league, the WBL (1978-81), about 15 years ago when I worked in the league office.

While there I met a number of wonderful players, coaches and administrators, but the person who stood out most to me was a woman named Cardte Hicks. She was just 5-8, but is the first woman to dunk in a pro game. She also was just a ball of fire from a personality standpoint. The kind of person you feel like you've known forever the second you meet them.

We kept in touch a little bit, as she lived in Sacramento, and was a Monarchs fan, but I didn't speak to her for well over a decade, and lost her contact info.

Three weeks ago, as I was trying to think of Women's History Month pitches for our local media, it occurred to me that we might have former WBL players living in Las Vegas. I reached out to John Molina and a woman named Karra Porter (who organized that WBL reunion and wrote the book "Mad Seasons" - https://www.ebay.com/itm/MAD-SEASONS-STORY-OF-FIRST-WOMENS-PROFESSIONAL-BASKETBALL-By-Karra-Porter-/183020499267) to see if they knew of anybody living in market.

They said they would check and get back to me, but in the meantime, I thought I would check to see if Cardte was on facebook, and if she had any connections.

I tracked her down, and sent her a friend request. She accepted, and the first thing I noticed ... she now lives in Henderson, Nevada nine miles from where I live. What are the odds?

So we set up an interview with Cardte and one of our local TV stations, and they shoot a sit-down with her.

That evening, that same TV station is covering Moriah Jefferson at a CR event. During breaks in the action, they are talking about Cardte and the interview from earlier in the day. A woman at the table next to them says, "excuse me, but are you all talking about Cardte Hicks?"

Turns out this woman, Musiette "Moose" McKinney, who has worked at UNLV for quite some time, played on Cardte's San Francisco team in the WBL. She hadn't seen her in nearly three decades. Once again, what are the odds?

So yesterday, we invited Cardte out to meet with Moriah Jefferson and Sequoia Holmes in a round table with the TV station, and we surprised Cardte by having Moose walk up behind her during the interview.

Tears flowed, hugs were shared, and a beautiful trip down memory lane unfolded over the next hour.

Moose was the de facto team photographer back in the day, and she had everything from media guides to polaroids (look it up young 'uns) in her scrap books.

The Review Journal wrote the article linked above, and the local TV station is turning this into a two part interview to air over the next two weeks. When they post links online I will share with the group.

Thanks for reading!


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Aces have signed Jacki Gemelos to a training camp contract.



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toad455 wrote:
Aces have signed Jacki Gemelos to a training camp contract.


What in the greek yogurt is going on here? The Aces have 4 draft picks to bring into camp. Maybe Laimbeer really is interested in taking international picks late. But Reeve is claiming international players are wanting to come over right away.



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Shades wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Aces have signed Jacki Gemelos to a training camp contract.


What in the greek yogurt is going on here? The Aces have 4 draft picks to bring into camp. Maybe Laimbeer really is interested in taking international picks late. But Reeve is claiming international players are wanting to come over right away.


Jacki Gemelos has been playing overseas, but she's the US player Geno denounced for breaking her early commitment. For that alone, I wish her all the best! http://www.fullcourt.com/clay-kallam/4851/jacki-gemelos-makes-long-delayed-collegiate-debut
http://articles.courant.com/2005-08-22/sports/0508220179_1_head-coach-chris-dailey-geno-auriemma-jayne-appel


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PostPosted: 04/12/18 9:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PG: Jefferson/Plum
SG: McBride/Holmes/Lawrence
SF: Young/Nared
PF: Wilson/Harrison
C: Bone/Swords/Park

Wonder if trader Bill would consider trading Hamby & Coffey for something? Hamby sticks if Park doesn't show. Coffey could stick over either Holmes or Lawrence.



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Plum/Colson/Jefferson(until 100%)
McBride/Holmes/
Young/Nared
Wilson/Harrison/Hamby
Bone/Swords

Park (deferred)



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Morgan William signed for training camp


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sigur3 wrote:
Morgan William signed for training camp


perfect fit for AFO. Another tiny PG. Laughing



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Shades wrote:
Plum/Colson/Jefferson(until 100%)
McBride/Holmes/
Young/Nared
Wilson/Harrison/Hamby
Bone/Swords

Park (deferred)


Isabelle Harrison does not have the consistent range on her shot to play the four, nor can she defend athletic, mobile PFs.


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I can see William over Colson if BL wants three PGs.



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CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
Shades wrote:
Plum/Colson/Jefferson(until 100%)
McBride/Holmes/
Young/Nared
Wilson/Harrison/Hamby
Bone/Swords

Park (deferred)


Isabelle Harrison does not have the consistent range on her shot to play the four, nor can she defend athletic, mobile PFs.


If she comes off the bench then she wont be defending the best athletic mobiles PF's the whole time



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I'd like to think Lawrence is capable of beating out Sequoia Holmes



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I can see William over Colson if BL wants three PGs.


I can't.



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toad455 wrote:
I can see William over Colson if BL wants three PGs.


It's hard to see William over anybody. She'll have to step to the side.



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CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
Shades wrote:
Plum/Colson/Jefferson(until 100%)
McBride/Holmes/
Young/Nared
Wilson/Harrison/Hamby
Bone/Swords

Park (deferred)


Isabelle Harrison does not have the consistent range on her shot to play the four, nor can she defend athletic, mobile PFs.


I had no problem with her mid range game last season. Shes improved dramatically , her physicality is what SFO will adore the most. I dont she gets traded at all .



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pilight wrote:
I'd like to think Lawrence is capable of beating out Sequoia Holmes


+1 they are kind of the same player , but Lawrence is a bit better at creating her own shot .



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Depth Chart:

PG:
1. Moriah Jefferson
2. Kelsey Plum
3. Sydney Colson
4. Morgan William

SG:
1. Kayla McBride
2. Jamie Nared
3. Raigyne Louis
4. Kahlia Lawrence

SF:
1. Tamera Young
2. Cierra Burdick
3. Sequoia Holmes
4. Jacki Gemelos

PF:
1. Isabelle Harrison
2. Dearica Hamby
3. Nia Coffey
4. Ivey Slaughter

C:
1. A'ja Wilson
2. Kelsey Bone
3. Carolyn Swords
4. Valeriane Ayayi
N/A: Ji-Su Park


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PostPosted: 04/13/18 9:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The 4 posts that matter are Bone, Izzy, A'ja, and Swords. Ayayi is a skinny 6' er so definitely not a C - a tweener I think.

Hamby is next to worthless and if you have T. Young and Hamby on the floor at the same time, you're in deep trouble. If Coffey can't make the transition to SF, she's probably gone as well. I probably keep Coffey over Hamby if I must choose, but since there's plenty of room on this roster, making cuts shouldn't be nearly as difficult as on some others.



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