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PostPosted: 10/02/20 4:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Stricklen also needs better conditioning


Very true. As a shooter off the bench, not as much, but better conditioning could only help her.


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PostPosted: 10/02/20 7:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Stricklen also needs better conditioning


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PostPosted: 10/02/20 9:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

BamaEd wrote:
pilight wrote:
Stricklen also needs better conditioning


Very true. As a shooter off the bench, not as much, but better conditioning could only help her.


as a shooter off the bench, she needs to shoot better. This year she was abysmal in pretty much every aspect, but especially as a shooter.



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PostPosted: 10/02/20 9:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

They gave her a whole lot of guaranteed money, so I doubt Stricklen is going anywhere, but yeah - if she's not in better shape soon, she could be entirely out of the league once that deal is done.



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PostPosted: 10/03/20 12:55 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Stricklen is a terrible defender -- not quite KML bad, but still pretty bad. Everyone was asking how a poor defensive team like Atlanta ends up with two players on the All-Defensive 1st Team. Well, the answer is that the other defenders have to be twice as bad or in Stricklen's case, three times.



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PostPosted: 10/03/20 1:36 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Fat Stricklen being asked to play out of position half the time on a bad team is a terrible defender. Vaguely-in-shape Stricklen playing a consistent and defined role in Connecticut on a good team was pretty serviceable. She played a lot of minutes for a team that finished 4th, 5th and 4th in the league defensively the last three years. She could be a decent piece if she was in shape and on a team that had a coherent shape and used her properly.



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PostPosted: 10/26/20 2:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Another preview/review out today, this time on the Dream, with all the usual cap details etc.: https://herhoopstats.substack.com/p/2020-reflections-and-2021-forecasts-c0c



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PostPosted: 10/27/20 12:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
Another preview/review out today, this time on the Dream, with all the usual cap details etc.: https://herhoopstats.substack.com/p/2020-reflections-and-2021-forecasts-c0c


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Now that Chennedy “Hollywood” Carter has proven she can be a prolific scorer at the highest level, Dream fans should be very excited for the future. Her usage rate of 31.4% ranked first in the entire league, and she only had three games where she scored in single digits, including the game in which she got injured. A starting lineup of Carter and Courtney Williams, who averaged 14.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, in addition to Laney, if she returns, could give a lot of teams trouble.

Atlanta struggled on both sides of the court in 2020, ranking 10th in defensive rating and 11th in offensive rating. The team should have the personnel to improve the offense, but improving the defense could be tougher. Tiffany Hayes, a 2018 All-Defensive player, is presumed to return for the Dream and would help provide a huge boost on defense.


I will start by saying , I LOVE THESE ANALYSIS !! The interesting part here is assuming Hayes will #Gladly come off the bench next season.....



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PostPosted: 10/27/20 1:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:


I will start by saying , I LOVE THESE ANALYSIS !! The interesting part here is assuming Hayes will #Gladly come off the bench next season.....


yep. juggling egos may be a difficult task. Without knowing too much about personalities involved other than 'takes' from afar, I'm thinking that maybe Laney, even with a presumably new bloated contract, may be the one off the bench. Too bad none of the four can remotely be considered a four or Collen might be tempted to start all four. But as we've seen with Vegas for instance, having some power coming off the bench, can be a great thing. It's a matter of getting the right personality to buy into it. There's 120 minutes to dish out, so IFthey all stay healthy and each of them gets 25-30, you would think that might keep the troops happy.

Still, they must find some improvement in the post area to truly become competitive.



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PostPosted: 10/27/20 2:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The closest they could get to all 4 being on the court would be

Carter
Williams
Hayes
Laney
Williams ? Brown ?

That could be a junk line up Collen throws at teams and i think it would be successful on one end and a disaster against teams with STRONG PF's Ala Seattle , LA , Vegas , Conn , Wash ....



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PostPosted: 10/27/20 2:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I would try to sell Hayes on the bench role.

Hayes could probably back up all 3 perimeter spots Carter/Hayes/Laney, William/Hayes/Laney and Carter/Williams/Hayes all work (kind of), so there are probably 25-30 minutes available to her off the bench and you could try to sell Tiff on the idea that she would be the #1 option on the 2nd unit.


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PostPosted: 10/27/20 2:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

J-Spoon wrote:
I would try to sell Hayes on the bench role.

Hayes could probably back up all 3 perimeter spots Carter/Hayes/Laney, William/Hayes/Laney and Carter/Williams/Hayes all work (kind of), so there are probably 25-30 minutes available to her off the bench and you could try to sell Tiff on the idea that she would be the #1 option on the 2nd unit.


Then you also diminish her trade value for a player like Laney ?



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PostPosted: 10/28/20 4:06 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I dont see why Williams would be a starter over Hayes tbh. Their defense sucks. Putting in Hayes will improve that. Williams can be that firepower off the bench.



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