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PostPosted: 05/10/19 2:44 pm    ::: For Reeve, a new school approach to the new look Lynx Reply Reply with quote

https://www.minnpost.com/sports/2019/05/for-reeve-a-new-school-approach-to-the-new-look-lynx/



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PostPosted: 05/11/19 11:10 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://lynx.wnba.com/news/lynx-waive-guard-cierra-dillard/



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PostPosted: 05/11/19 10:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://buffalonews.com/2019/05/11/cierra-dillard-ub-womens-basketball-wnba-minnesota-lynx/

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Reeve was impressed by Dillard’s personality and her willingness to learn, but also said that Dillard struggled to take in a completely new system in such a short time — a struggle that, she explained, is common for newcomers to the WNBA.

“I’ve thrown a lot at the rookies,” Reeve said. “Sometimes you can see (Cierra) is confident and ready to go, other times I have her head spinning. But she knows I want that, and I’m trying to challenge her take on a lot.”


Most of the new players were there a week early and already bonding with each other, while Dillard arrived the latest she possibly could. That probably didn’t help her situation.



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PostPosted: 05/12/19 2:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Fagbenle has showed up to camp. That explains why the Lynx needed to cut a player at this time. They could have mentioned Fagbenle was coming in as an explanation. But it’s hard to be believe Emery had more merit to stay then Dillard.



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PostPosted: 05/12/19 4:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm guessing Bell had some pretty obvious 'insider' help to beat out Dillard.



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PostPosted: 05/12/19 6:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
https://lynx.wnba.com/news/lynx-waive-guard-cierra-dillard/


makEs the drob trade worse. Should have drafted Howard or Yueru ugh at Reeve!


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PostPosted: 05/12/19 6:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

blaase22 wrote:
Shades wrote:
https://lynx.wnba.com/news/lynx-waive-guard-cierra-dillard/


makEs the drob trade worse. Should have drafted Howard or Yueru ugh at Reeve!


There must be a curse that whatever player from the draft Shades wants/is happy with the Lynx acquiring gets cut as soon as possible. Evil or Very Mad


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PostPosted: 05/13/19 11:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

may 13 practice report. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL7fzwoRfHs



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PostPosted: 05/14/19 9:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lynx go up against China tomorrow night. Another run before heading off to Vegas.


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PostPosted: 05/16/19 1:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm sorry if this has been answered but I just noticed something and I don't have the time to look.

Did Brunson retire and I missed it? The .com has her listed but she's not on the Training Camp roster, nor did she appear in the box score for the preseason game. Up until this moment I thought she was back. Any info?


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PostPosted: 05/16/19 2:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PickledGinger wrote:
I'm sorry if this has been answered but I just noticed something and I don't have the time to look.

Did Brunson retire and I missed it? The .com has her listed but she's not on the Training Camp roster, nor did she appear in the box score for the preseason game. Up until this moment I thought she was back. Any info?

Technically she's an unrestricted free agent at the moment, and can sign anywhere she likes. But last we heard she was still suffering concussion symptoms. There's been no official retirement, but at the moment it doesn't look like she's going to play.



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PostPosted: 05/16/19 2:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PickledGinger wrote:
I'm sorry if this has been answered but I just noticed something and I don't have the time to look.

Did Brunson retire and I missed it? The .com has her listed but she's not on the Training Camp roster, nor did she appear in the box score for the preseason game. Up until this moment I thought she was back. Any info?

She is battling a bad conky from last year.

No offical retirement or anything, as I think she still hopes to overcome it, but the longer it drags on, and due to the point she is at in her career, the more that becomes a real possibility.

She is not listed on the roster because she is officially a UFA, but she is not looking to sign elsewhere. If/When she can play she would sign with the Lynx and join the team.



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PostPosted: 05/16/19 2:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Reeve is probably happy with the way the roster shaped up and would probably like to see how it goes without Brunson.

If the frontline disappoints in the first half of the season I could see maybe considering bringing back Brunson if she’s ready, but I would resist that temptation if it means a promising player (Shepard, Zandalisini) has to get cut.



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PostPosted: 05/16/19 2:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
Reeve is probably happy with the way the roster shaped up and would probably like to see how it goes without Brunson.

If the frontline disappoints in the first half of the season I could see maybe considering bringing back Brunson if she’s ready, but I would resist that temptation if it means a promising player (Shepard, Zandalisini) has to get cut.

My avatar agrees with you.



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PostPosted: 05/16/19 2:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

But then Reeve will get paranoid about Brunson joining a team like Chicago or worse yet PHX to help them to a championship. Might have to retire Brunson quick and find her an office job. Surprised



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