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PostPosted: 08/13/19 7:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Having checked, the first tie-breaker is record in the immediately preceding season (i.e. for the upcoming draft, record in this season would be the tie-breaker). So given that Indiana would have to finish a game ahead of New York this season to create the tie, New York get the better odds if they're level on the two-year cumulative basis. Sorry, PUmatty.



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I don’t remember where I read it, it was a while ago but someone mentioned that one of the reasons Sabrina Ionescu decided to go back to school was because she wanted to qualify for the Olympics 3x3. If that is the case and she does qualify or still trying to qualify (not sure of the qualifying schedule for 3x3 in 2020), could that affect her draft status, would skipping the WNBA season be a possibility if she needs to miss time to qualify or prepare for the Olympics?



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If the regular Team USA can work around the Olympics, I don't see why 3x3 can't do the same. As far as I know, only college players have been used so far. The competition doesn't look that tough. Ionescu just won gold at the Pan Am games with Hebard, ONO, and Christyn Williams. Williams was also on the World Cup team with Alarie, Aleah Goodman, and Charli Collier. They lost in the quarterfinals. So, given Sabrina's track record, reputation, and name recognition, I'd say she is in a favorable position to make the team.



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PostPosted: 08/14/19 8:44 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

GEF34 wrote:
I don’t remember where I read it, it was a while ago but someone mentioned that one of the reasons Sabrina Ionescu decided to go back to school was because she wanted to qualify for the Olympics 3x3.


It’s all speculation.



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PostPosted: 08/14/19 10:30 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
GEF34 wrote:
I don’t remember where I read it, it was a while ago but someone mentioned that one of the reasons Sabrina Ionescu decided to go back to school was because she wanted to qualify for the Olympics 3x3.


It’s all speculation.


Well, except for Sabrina saying it.



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PostPosted: 08/14/19 11:37 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ClayK wrote:
I think Cox has a higher floor and lower ceiling than Ionescu -- though Cox's ceiling could be awfully high. She's a made-to-order professional power forward ...

Sabrina has weaknesses that may be exploitable at the next level. But she may also have strengths that more than offset those weaknesses.



agree. Io's main issue will be speed IMO. I'm not all that excited about the 2020 draft. I don't see a single one that stands out as an immediate starter. It just doesn't look all that deep.



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PostPosted: 08/14/19 11:41 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

root_thing wrote:
If the regular Team USA can work around the Olympics, I don't see why 3x3 can't do the same. As far as I know, only college players have been used so far. The competition doesn't look that tough. Ionescu just won gold at the Pan Am games with Hebard, ONO, and Christyn Williams. Williams was also on the World Cup team with Alarie, Aleah Goodman, and Charli Collier. They lost in the quarterfinals. So, given Sabrina's track record, reputation, and name recognition, I'd say she is in a favorable position to make the team.


It does puzzle me why USA Basketball hasn't gone after pro players for the 3x3 team. Even former WNBA players not currently on rosters are probably better than college kids. When it comes to the Olympics, it's all about the medal count. A 3x3 medal is worth the same as a team medal. If I'm USA Basketball, I'd go after all the players who aren't likely to be on the regular team. 3x3 really means a lot more one-on-one. So for instance, wouldn't Diamond DeShields be hard to stop in a 3x3 game? Brittney Sykes? How many foreign defenders left off their 5x5 team are able to match up against McCowan down low? I'm assuming there should be a way to work around the WNBA schedule. Besides, if the action is primarily one-on-one, how much team chemistry do you need?

Sorry, I guess this is a little off-topic but it's relevant to the original question about Ionescu.



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PostPosted: 08/14/19 8:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lauren Cox watching the Wings game.



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