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PostPosted: 05/05/18 10:26 am    ::: Dream @ Sky - 5/06/18 Reply Reply with quote

Chicago, IL - 4:00 PM ET
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News release:
http://sky.wnba.com/news/chicago-sky-2018-preseason-schedule/



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PostPosted: 05/06/18 3:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Bulgak starting at PF for the Sky.



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PostPosted: 05/06/18 3:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

No Diamond Deshields for the Sky?




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PostPosted: 05/06/18 3:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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No Diamond Desheilds for the Sky?

Cukurova are 1-1 in the best-of-five semi-finals in Turkey. If they pull off the upset she won't be back in the US for a while yet.



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PostPosted: 05/06/18 3:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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No Diamond Desheilds for the Sky?

Cukurova are 1-1 in the best-of-five semi-finals in Turkey. If they pull off the upset she won't be back in the US for a while yet.


Ah yes. I did forget about that. Thanks.


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PostPosted: 05/06/18 3:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Angel?



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PostPosted: 05/06/18 3:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Angel?


She finished at the same time as Maya. They aren't rushing back for a preseason game.



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PostPosted: 05/06/18 3:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Cheyenne Parker is apparently shooting and making 3s!!!!



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PostPosted: 05/06/18 4:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Reeve's going to look at the box score and go....oh no, what have I done? Renee Montgomery, high scorer and 3:1 ato ratio.



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PostPosted: 05/06/18 4:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Elonu winning the Elonu vs Engram battle so far.



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PostPosted: 05/06/18 4:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Has the "best athlete in women's or men's college basketball" (Doris Burke, Jay Bilas) had a triple-double yet or otherwise changed the game with jaw-dropping plays?

If not, give her time.
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PostPosted: 05/06/18 5:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

My way too early observations*:

Now I know why the Sky fans didn't like Breland. She can only hit baskets against the Dream.
Montgomery will get Clarendon's starting job.
Lucas will gobble up Sykes minutes.
Imani is still Imani
Gabby is the bust of the draft.
Billings will be ok.
Hooper will get cut
Coates is the bust of last year's draft
The Sky are tanking

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PostPosted: 05/06/18 5:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I think the problem with the Sky & Williams is simply finding minutes for her. This game showed that it'll likely be Bulgak & Parker at PF. I see DeShields & Copper sharing minutes at SF.



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PostPosted: 05/06/18 6:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It's only one exhibition game; don't jump off the bridge yet.


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PostPosted: 05/06/18 6:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I still think it was a bonehead move by the Sky to draft Williams over Stevens.



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PostPosted: 05/06/18 6:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Hard to do anything good when you have no point guard. Alston isn't WNBA material, Hopkins barely played for some reason and Linnae Harper was playing minutes at the 1.

Almost everyone competing for a spot on the Sky looked bad. Coates was completely ineffective, Bulgak was meh, Hooper could barely get a shot off. When Cheyenne Parker and Alex Montgomery are your best players, you're probably gonna have a bad time.

Also, the jerseys. They suck. Big time. I think they're supposed to be one size fits all or something but that clearly didn't work. People were adjusting how they were tucked into their shorts on almost every possession. One of the refs told McGee-Stafford to tuck her jersey in and she looked at her like, "What am I supposed to do? You try being 6'7!" I don't know if they're made out of the wrong material or what, but talking to several players after the game, none of them liked the fit. Nike might have dropped the ball here...

The best part of the game, honestly, was playing in a modern arena. Wintrust is just gorgeous. It was open to just season and partial ticket holders only though so don't judge from the pictures.


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PostPosted: 05/06/18 7:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This sounds like it looked as ugly as the boxscore. Chicago, my friends, you are in for a loooong season. Sloot will make it better, but not enough better. Atlanta, dunno about you either. Angel will make it all much better of course. And if Montgomery can continue to drop threes, that will be a help. EWill getting blocked 10 times (only slight exaggeration) and Imani sounding like she's still in la,la,land also does not bode well.



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PostPosted: 05/06/18 7:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It was only one game for the Dream but looking good so far and without Angel. I would think that Dietrick, Engram and Julien would be the last 3 cuts unless something changes.


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PostPosted: 05/06/18 7:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

You have to wonder how long of a career Imani will have if she keeps blaming her team/coach for her lack of minutes. How long before she asks to be traded out of Atlanta?



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PostPosted: 05/06/18 8:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
My way too early observations*:

Now I know why the Sky fans didn't like Breland. She can only hit baskets against the Dream.
Montgomery will get Clarendon's starting job.
Lucas will gobble up Sykes minutes.
Imani is still Imani
Gabby is the bust of the draft.
Billings will be ok.
Hooper will get cut
Coates is the bust of last year's draft
The Sky are tanking

*take seriously at your own risk.


1.Breland puts up solid numbers,but her impact is nonexistent.

2.If Montgomery ends up being the starter,the Dream are in trouble.I never thought Monty was starter material...A shoot first,short PG with poor vision.

3.Sykes > Lucas...Lucas always looks good during the preseason.She needs to have a good game after the season begins before I become a believer.

Lucas-2015 preseason:
22p/3r/3s//5-10/3-4 vs Dallas
12p/5a/3r/2s/3-7/1-3/5-6 vs Wash

4.Atlanta could've drafted Deshields,Stevens,Canada,Vivians etc..with the 3rd pick...Imani needs to step her game up this season.

5.Give Gabby some time.She's only a rookie.

6.I'm very high on Billings.She reminds me of a young Dennis Rodman.

7.Hooper wouldn't be a bad pickup as a end of the bench 3 pt specialist.


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PostPosted: 05/06/18 8:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Also, the jerseys. They suck. Big time. I think they're supposed to be one size fits all or something but that clearly didn't work. People were adjusting how they were tucked into their shorts on almost every possession. One of the refs told McGee-Stafford to tuck her jersey in and she looked at her like, "What am I supposed to do? You try being 6'7!" I don't know if they're made out of the wrong material or what, but talking to several players after the game, none of them liked the fit. Nike might have dropped the ball here...

That's disappointing to hear.
When I saw how underwhelming the design was (appearance-wise, from a fan perspective), I figured at least the players would like them to play in. D'oh.



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PostPosted: 05/06/18 9:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Has the "best athlete in women's or men's college basketball" (Doris Burke, Jay Bilas) had a triple-double yet or otherwise changed the game with jaw-dropping plays?

If not, give her time.



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PostPosted: 05/06/18 11:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

First half was sucky for both teams. It got better as the game went on, but it still was a typical preseason game. Think JV scrimmage. Players that were enjoyable to watch were Lucas, Montgomery, and Quigley.

The wardrobe malfunction that caught my eye was Renee Bennett's too small shorts which caused her to constantly pull on them and try to discreetly pick them out of her nether regions all game. Makes me wonder if the unis are running small or if the Sky just doesn't have it in the budget to have larger sized shorts available.

The Sky's new digs are pretty nice. Thre is not a bad seat in the house and it is intimate enough to have everyone close to the game. My suggestion for out of towners like me is to not trust your GPS but to know Wintrust is On Cermak Road just west of McCormick Place complex if you are coming in for the first time. They do have parking deals for Sky games which make it almost reasonable. IIRC, parking for the home opener is $20.

Really didn't go there to get a scouting report, just wanted to get out of Dodge for the day.



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PostPosted: 05/06/18 11:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

What position did Gabby play in her 13 minutes tonight. Serious question?



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PostPosted: 05/07/18 4:50 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

People its a pre season game. Relex.



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PostPosted: 05/07/18 6:23 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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What position did Gabby play in her 13 minutes tonight. Serious question?


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The Sky's new digs are pretty nice. Thre is not a bad seat in the house and it is intimate enough to have everyone close to the game. My suggestion for out of towners like me is to not trust your GPS but to know Wintrust is On Cermak Road just west of McCormick Place complex if you are coming in for the first time. They do have parking deals for Sky games which make it almost reasonable. IIRC, parking for the home opener is $20.


There are parking meters all over the place in that area and they don't charge you to park on Sundays. If you are comfortable with it, I would highly recommend just parking on the street and walking a couple blocks if you're gong to a Sunday game.


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PostPosted: 05/07/18 6:53 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

GlennMacGrady wrote:
Has the "best athlete in women's or men's college basketball" (Doris Burke, Jay Bilas) had a triple-double yet or otherwise changed the game with jaw-dropping plays?

If not, give her time.


Is your soul purpose on these boards just to instigate people into UCONN bashing? It seems as though it's all you do.


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6.I'm very high on Billings.She reminds me of a young Dennis Rodman.


So good news for Atlanta. Is it possible it IS Dennis Rodman? He used to go around in drag a lot.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Dennis+Rodman+in+drag&client=ubuntu&hs=AV2&channel=fs&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiSiavByfPaAhXK34MKHSMCBnMQsAQIKA&biw=1451&bih=722



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Michelle89 wrote:
People its a pre season game. Relex.


Now you know this board wouldn't be as fun if people weren't overreacting and basing their opinion off of ONE preseason game. Especially the people who want seem right so badly.. Embarassed Laughing


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mavcarter wrote:
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People its a pre season game. Relex.


Now you know this board wouldn't be as fun if people weren't overreacting and basing their opinion off of ONE preseason game. Especially the people who want seem right so badly.. Embarassed Laughing


C'mon - preseason games mean a lot. Had it not been for Courtney Clements two monster games, she would have never made the team and the Dream would have never gotten Swin Cash.



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ucbart wrote:
GlennMacGrady wrote:
Has the "best athlete in women's or men's college basketball" (Doris Burke, Jay Bilas) had a triple-double yet or otherwise changed the game with jaw-dropping plays?

If not, give her time.


Is your soul purpose on these boards just to instigate people into UCONN bashing? It seems as though it's all you do.


Upset much ? Anyone who seems to have a bad comment to say about a UCONN player always seems to get under your skin. Its okay , this is just pre-season . She will flourish in the regular season Cool Cool



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PostPosted: 05/07/18 11:01 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Bart and Glenn, love both of you guys but it's not the end of the world for either to question a situation.

I was a Williams fan but I am not going to say that her game will automatically translate to the W. An athlete without the necessary skill for the position she will have to play to be viable, will take some time, if it is going to be achieved. Sometimes too many people put too much emphasis on athleticism, which means nothing if you don't have IQ smarts and work ethic and another skill. Gabby does have passing ability. The question will be if it translates to where she will have to play. Her passing came from the high post and she may not be in that position in the W. Time will tell if the coach is able to develop her game to fit, and remember, the coach also has a lot to do with whether a player develops any, which is why players with multiple skills and high IQ, have a better chance in the W.


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PostPosted: 05/07/18 11:25 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
mavcarter wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
People its a pre season game. Relex.


Now you know this board wouldn't be as fun if people weren't overreacting and basing their opinion off of ONE preseason game. Especially the people who want seem right so badly.. Embarassed Laughing


C'mon - preseason games mean a lot. Had it not been for Courtney Clements two monster games, she would have never made the team and the Dream would have never gotten Swin Cash.


Clements was a great pick up for us, should've signed her to a max deal.


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Randy wrote:
zune69 wrote:

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6.I'm very high on Billings.She reminds me of a young Dennis Rodman.


So good news for Atlanta. Is it possible it IS Dennis Rodman? He used to go around in drag a lot.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Dennis+Rodman+in+drag&client=ubuntu&hs=AV2&channel=fs&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiSiavByfPaAhXK34MKHSMCBnMQsAQIKA&biw=1451&bih=722




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mavcarter wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
People its a pre season game. Relex.


Now you know this board wouldn't be as fun if people weren't overreacting and basing their opinion off of ONE preseason game. Especially the people who want seem right so badly.. Embarassed Laughing


The exaggeration is real! Laughing People are literally already giving the Sky the #1 pick over one game. Isn't it a bad omen to win preseason games anyway? I'm not panicking. Half of that team will be cut. My only concerns is Coates looking a bit out of shape? But she's coming off of an injury and family tragedy so I'm giving her time..



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