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PostPosted: 10/09/19 5:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

They announced four west coast cities. I hope for something on the east coast. Philly? Brooklyn? Mohegan Sun?

So no Tina Charles? Is she playing overseas somewhere? The team is very guard heavy. No Dolson either?

PG: Bird/Gray/Clarendon
SG: Plum/Diggins-Smith
SF: Taurasi/Augustus
PF: Delle Donne/Wilson/Collier
C: Fowles/NOgwumike



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PostPosted: 10/09/19 5:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I’m going to reproduce my post on top of this page.

USA Basketball Women’s National Team Unveils November NCAA Tour Games
https://www.usab.com/news-events/news/2019/10/wnt-ncaa-november-tour.aspx

Expanded training program schedule
Nov. 2 Stanford University
Nov. 4 Oregon State University
Nov. 7 Texas A&M University
Nov. 9 University of Oregon
Future dates to be determined for 2020
Tickets: https://www.USAB.com/tickets

Designated Eight
Sue Bird
Elena Delle Donne
Skylar Diggins-Smith
Sylvia Fowles
Chelsea Gray (will miss STAN game)
Nneka Ogwumike
Diana Taurasi
A’ja Wilson

Rounding out the roster for November tour
Seimone Augustus
Layshia Clarendon
Napheesa Collier
Kelsey Plum (will miss STAN & OSU games)

FIBA Americas Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Nov 10-18)
Designated Eight plus
Diamond DeShields
Arike Ogunbowale
Kelsey Plum
(Plus player to be determined)



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PostPosted: 10/09/19 7:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Olympic Qualifiers

PG: Bird/Diggins-Smith/Gray
SG: Plum/Ogunbowale
SF: Taurasi/DeShields
PF: Delle Donne/Wilson
C: Fowles/NOgwumike
+player to be determined(likely a post)



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PostPosted: 10/09/19 7:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Starting to lean on the side of Diana & Sue being replaced. They are greats for sure , but they’re clearly better options at both positions now within the WNBA.



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PostPosted: 10/09/19 8:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So at this point barring injury I think the designated 8 are pretty close to locks

Which leave 4 spots

I can't imagine that Stewart Griner or Moore would be denied if they made themselves available but it is becoming more imaginable that one might decline and injury could still be a concern for another for now I still think we will see Stewart and Griner there is a little more of a question mark with Moore.

I think this tour and the trials are giving some insight as to who is in heavy consideration.

Collier and Deshields seem to be the insurance options for no Moore but both could still make the squad in that 12th spot even if Moore is available and it looks Luke for now team USA is looking for one more guard. Plum and Clarendon or still in the mix from the worlds, Ogunbowale is obviously getting some consideration and Augustus is trying to keep her name in the mix.

Charles might be playing overseas but would probably benefit from being around atm I see her as not making the final 12 unless Stewart isn't available.

So my breakdown for now

Bird/Gray
DT/ Diggings-Smith
EDD
N. Ogwumike/Wilson
Fowles/Griner

Stewart
One of Moore/Collier/ Deshields
One of Augustus/ plum/ Ogunbowale/Clarendon/Deshields/Collier

Outside looking in
Charles /McCoughtry/ Loyd


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PostPosted: 10/09/19 10:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

They've been pairing Ionescu with Hebard on the 3x3 teams because of assumed familiarity. By the time the Olympics roll around, Sabrina and Charles would have been teammates for about 20 games. I say put Tina on the 3x3 team instead. Smile



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PostPosted: 10/10/19 5:33 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Plum's the only one there for both the tour & the Olympic qualifiers. I'm guessing she's more of a lock for one of those 4 spots than anyone else.

Plum, Stewart, Charles & Griner? Does leave them very post heavy and lacking at the SF spot.



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PostPosted: 10/10/19 7:56 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

There is so much interest now in 3x3. Maybe the WNBA should become a 3x3 league. With only 4 players on a team average salaries would triple. Also it would save on travel and livings, insurance, lots of things...... Razz



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PostPosted: 10/10/19 11:40 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
Plum's the only one there for both the tour & the Olympic qualifiers. I'm guessing she's more of a lock for one of those 4 spots than anyone else.


She could be playing overseas right now, so if she’s sacrificing her time to be with USAB, she should have the upper hand. DeShields too.

toad455 wrote:
Does leave them very post heavy and lacking at the SF spot.


Delle Donne recently said she won’t be 100% for 2-3 months. I still think she’ll stay a part of this program, but might be taking it little easier than most of the others.



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PostPosted: 10/10/19 11:41 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
There is so much interest now in 3x3. Maybe the WNBA should become a 3x3 league. With only 4 players on a team average salaries would triple. Also it would save on travel and livings, insurance, lots of things...... Razz


Is there actually interest in it? I keep being told there is, but in real life I have never heard a single person even mention it.


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PostPosted: 10/10/19 12:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PUmatty wrote:
Randy wrote:
There is so much interest now in 3x3. Maybe the WNBA should become a 3x3 league. With only 4 players on a team average salaries would triple. Also it would save on travel and livings, insurance, lots of things...... Razz


Is there actually interest in it? I keep being told there is, but in real life I have never heard a single person even mention it.


I haven't either now that you mention it, but I do keep reading about it in basketball related media/forums. BIG3 seems to be doing well. It could just all be hype.



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PostPosted: 10/10/19 12:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PUmatty wrote:
Randy wrote:
There is so much interest now in 3x3. Maybe the WNBA should become a 3x3 league. With only 4 players on a team average salaries would triple. Also it would save on travel and livings, insurance, lots of things...... Razz


Is there actually interest in it? I keep being told there is, but in real life I have never heard a single person even mention it.


I get that with MMA and ESports, but it's probably just the people I associate with.



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PostPosted: 10/10/19 2:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

so 2020

Bird/Gray/Plum
DT/Diggins-Smith
EDD/Moore or Collier or Deshields
Stewart/N. Ogwumike/Wilson
Griner/Fowles

I'm guessing Collier in the last spot


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PostPosted: 10/10/19 3:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Of the designated eight, 4 of them are injured. So are all of them going to be playing in these games. If not, they will be pretty short handed. Of course they still won't have too much trouble with the college teams, who won't know which cyclone just hit them.



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PostPosted: 10/10/19 3:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So these 4 games are suppose to generate extra income for players to not have to go over seas ? Just these 4 ? I cant imagine this equaling and overseas salary . Maybe i am under the wrong impression , Clarification anyone ?



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PostPosted: 10/10/19 3:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
So these 4 games are suppose to generate extra income for players to not have to go over seas ? Just these 4 ? I cant imagine this equaling and overseas salary . Maybe i am under the wrong impression , Clarification anyone ?


I offered some insight on the Eight here.
http://boards.rebkell.net/viewtopic.php?t=96569&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=25



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PostPosted: 10/11/19 8:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

What: 2019 World Beach Games 3x3
Where: Katara Beach Doha, Qatar
When:
Oct 13 - 8:25 AM ET Dominican Republic
Oct 13 - 11:45 AM ET Jordan
Oct 15 - 8:00 AM ET Russia
Who:
Paige Bueckers
Napheesa Collier
Ruthy Hebard
Jackie Young



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PostPosted: 10/12/19 1:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Not sure how USA Basketball came up with that 3x3 team. Previously, it looked like they attempted to include people who have a history of playing together. For the Pan Am Games, they used two Oregon players and two UConn players. The tournament considered the USA championships was won the last two years by all-Oregon teams. This group looks like names pulled out of a hat. Two pros, a college player, and a high school kid. As far as I know, they have never played together. I'd be fine with USA Basketball simply searching for the best players. However, if that's the case, you would think there are players in the WNBA who are better than Ruthy Hebard and Paige Bueckers.



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PostPosted: 10/14/19 3:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
What: 2019 World Beach Games 3x3
Where: Katara Beach Doha, Qatar
When:
Oct 13 - 8:25 AM ET Dominican Republic
Oct 13 - 11:45 AM ET Jordan
Oct 15 - 8:00 AM ET Russia
Who:
Paige Bueckers
Napheesa Collier
Ruthy Hebard
Jackie Young


Team USA takes down Dominican Republic 22-5



Team USA knocks off Jordan 22-4



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