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PostPosted: 04/23/12 11:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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All Chicago Sky fans on Rebkell. Would you please send me a private message letting me know who you are? I would like to know all the Sky fans on Rebkell. Thank you! Smile


If you come across those in Chicagoland who aren't on the Sky board, tell 'em about the tailgating! Wink

2012 is going to be the Sky's best season yet! Very Happy



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PostPosted: 04/27/12 4:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sister and I are traveling to Chicago this summer for a little sightseeing. Going to go to a Sky game and wanted to get some advise from Sky fans. What sections at AllState are the best to sit in? Where does each team sit? Stuff like that? Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: 04/27/12 8:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Plif05 wrote:
Rock Hard wrote:
All Chicago Sky fans on Rebkell. Would you please send me a private message letting me know who you are? I would like to know all the Sky fans on Rebkell. Thank you! Smile


If you come across those in Chicagoland who aren't on the Sky board, tell 'em about the tailgating! Wink

2012 is going to be the Sky's best season yet! Very Happy

Plif, I checked the Sky board a bit last year.....seems like it isn't back to the 'pre-Cinderella' status.....used to be a great board....lots of fun and great peeps.....



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PostPosted: 04/29/12 5:57 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Huskie wrote:
Plif05 wrote:
Rock Hard wrote:
All Chicago Sky fans on Rebkell. Would you please send me a private message letting me know who you are? I would like to know all the Sky fans on Rebkell. Thank you! Smile


If you come across those in Chicagoland who aren't on the Sky board, tell 'em about the tailgating! Wink

2012 is going to be the Sky's best season yet! Very Happy

Plif, I checked the Sky board a bit last year.....seems like it isn't back to the 'pre-Cinderella' status.....used to be a great board....lots of fun and great peeps.....


Nope, no "Cinderella" crap. A few loose cannons, but that's to be expected. Rolling Eyes We're still having fun though! Cool



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PostPosted: 04/29/12 7:55 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So, with all the changes, is there still going to be a spot for Carolyn Swords with the Sky?
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PostPosted: 04/29/12 10:28 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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So, with all the changes, is there still going to be a spot for Carolyn Swords with the Sky?


I'm assuming she will make the roster. She is a big, 6'6" body who will be good for Syl to go up against in practice. Can throw her on the floor when needed without needing to score but rather "maintain" play while Syl is resting. She has a small role on this team but teams need those kind of players.

The Sky may primarily use a 3-post rotation of Syl, Ruth and Le'Coe because Ruth can play the 5. But in my opinion, Carolyn is good insurance at the 5 and hopefully has improved from last season.


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PostPosted: 04/29/12 3:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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So, with all the changes, is there still going to be a spot for Carolyn Swords with the Sky?


If Chester has improved since last year, she's the only competition I see for Swords out of all the training camp invitees.



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My favorite Sky player:

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I'm a paranoid individual by nature, but it's great to see Petrovic actually in uniform for the Sky.



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PostPosted: 05/07/12 1:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I'm a paranoid individual by nature, but it's great to see Petrovic actually in uniform for the Sky.


I find it odd that Chester is the only one with the road blue on. Confused



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PostPosted: 05/07/12 1:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I find it odd that Chester is the only one with the road blue on. Confused

It's like the red shirt in Star Trek...



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Syl was also wearing blue, if that means anything...



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PostPosted: 05/07/12 1:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Syl was also wearing blue, if that means anything...


So was Ruth Riley. Maybe they're sorted by height.



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PostPosted: 05/07/12 1:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I find it odd that Chester is the only one with the road blue on. Confused



She plays libero.



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PostPosted: 05/07/12 2:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

it looks like Wisdom-Hylton has packed on some weight in the offseason. her chances of making the final roster just got slimmer.



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PostPosted: 05/07/12 2:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Did you ever show up for a game with the wrong uniform? I never did, but my brother did once in high school. I remember a great amount of flurry around it - like one of the biggest kids on the jv team had to give up his uniform which made my bro pretty unpopular in certain circles, and he had to play in a uni that didn't fit and didn't match his teammates, but was the right color. Don't think he did that again, and it inspired me to always double check.


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PostPosted: 05/07/12 3:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I'm a paranoid individual by nature, but it's great to see Petrovic actually in uniform for the Sky.


That's the only time you'll see her in uniform until some time in June.



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PostPosted: 05/07/12 4:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I'm a paranoid individual by nature, but it's great to see Petrovic actually in uniform for the Sky.


Is that a Media Day pic? And if so, where can I see a link to the photo gallery?
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bullsky wrote:


I'm a paranoid individual by nature, but it's great to see Petrovic actually in uniform for the Sky.


Is that a Media Day pic? And if so, where can I see a link to the photo gallery?


I don't know of any links, but Ticha Penicheiro and some other Sky players have been posting some media day pics on there twitter.



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The finally posted the media day pictures on the Chicago Sky site, my favorite:



I read the WNBA.com season preview on the team and it didn't even mention Carolyn Swords. Is there really so little expected of a 6'6 player that she doesn't even rate so much as a cursory mention?
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PostPosted: 05/15/12 5:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Q&A with Sylvia Fowles

http://www.slamonline.com/online/other-ballers/womens/2012/05/qa-sylvia-fowles/

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PostPosted: 05/17/12 10:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Pokey has made her decision to cut Chester as the final cut for the team. I have no problem with that decision. I just hope that the european girl Petrovic becomes a productive addition to the Sky. BUT, if she does NOT produce? Hmmn... I hope the Sky do not hesitate to pick up Julie Wojta to take her place on the roster.



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PostPosted: 05/17/12 11:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Q&A with Sylvia Fowles

http://www.slamonline.com/online/other-ballers/womens/2012/05/qa-sylvia-fowles/

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You have to feel the rebound...


jftr....I *got* that, pilight. Wink Cool



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PostPosted: 05/19/12 2:39 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I heard some news that Shay Murphy will play for some Euro team in early June for a few games. Can the Sky suspend her and sign a player until she comes back to the States?



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I heard some news that Shay Murphy will play for some Euro team in early June for a few games. Can the Sky suspend her and sign a player until she comes back to the States?


If they have the cap space they can. Atlanta did that last year with Sancho Lyttle.



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I heard some news that Shay Murphy will play for some Euro team in early June for a few games. Can the Sky suspend her and sign a player until she comes back to the States?

The Sky would indeed have room to replace her while she was gone, but she's not on the preliminary Montenegran squad I saw anyway - they went with Anna De Forge instead.



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PostPosted: 05/19/12 12:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Rock Hard wrote:
Can the Sky suspend her and sign a player until she comes back to the States?


A player like perhaps Julie Wojta?
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I know that this issue has been discussed on this board before but I just want to say that I HATE the current WNBA roster rules. Hardcore fans pay for season tickets and cable bills to watch their favorite players play. When I watch the Dream play I want to see Sancho and Ericka play not the backup scrubs! When I watch the Storm play I want to see Lauren Jackson not Wauters. I am not saying Wauters is a bad player but Lauren is a one of a kind SUPERSTAR! Every season now good to great players miss a portion of the WNBA season because of prior commitments to their Euro teams. Something needs to done in the next CBA that will guarantee that the players fully commit to the W or just stay in Europe. How will the league grow if the superstar players are not playing? What would the NBA be like if it did not have superstars like Kobe, LeBron, or Rose? Confused



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Something needs to done in the next CBA that will guarantee that the players fully commit to the W or just stay in Europe.


What would you suggest? Most of the players make more money there than here.



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Pilight, I understand that most of the players make more money in Europe than in the W. That is an issue that needs to be addressed in the next CBA. The owners need to pay the ladies more money than what they are paying them now, especially the superstar players. I want the WNBA to offer a great product to the consumer. Creating and having superstar players is the foundation for the future of this league. Without them there is no future.



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While if you paid them a fortune it would obviously make a difference, the people missing right now has nothing to do with Euro teams. They're missing because they want to prepare for the Olympics, and that takes precedence for those particular players. You can't skip part of the Euro season instead, because that's not when the training camps take place.



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Richyy and Pilight, the only point that I am making is the hardcore fans want to watch the superstars play. I just feel that a point in the future will be reached where the viability of the league will be established on the foundation of the superstars of league. If the fans are consistently denied the ability to watch their favorite players play, then the interest in the league will wane.



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I wonder if the WNBA would consider what Major League Soccer does, which is to allow a couple of exceptions to the salary cap. That allows MLS to sign some superstars who otherwise wouldn't play here.

One negative is that some teams would be able to afford the exceptions, and some wouldn't, but it would improve the quality of the overall product.



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PostPosted: 05/19/12 4:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
Rock Hard wrote:
I heard some news that Shay Murphy will play for some Euro team in early June for a few games. Can the Sky suspend her and sign a player until she comes back to the States?

The Sky would indeed have room to replace her while she was gone, but she's not on the preliminary Montenegran squad I saw anyway - they went with Anna De Forge instead.


She is on the roster. De Forge will not be playing this summer. Coach expects her to join the team on June 4.



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Richyyy wrote:
Rock Hard wrote:
I heard some news that Shay Murphy will play for some Euro team in early June for a few games. Can the Sky suspend her and sign a player until she comes back to the States?

The Sky would indeed have room to replace her while she was gone, but she's not on the preliminary Montenegran squad I saw anyway - they went with Anna De Forge instead.


She is on the roster. De Forge will not be playing this summer. Coach expects her to join the team on June 4.

Ah, okay. She wasn't on the list that the FibaEurope article had. I should know by now to check LWB instead Wink.

Anyway, as I said, Chicago have room to temporarily replace her if they want to.



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If Shay Murphy is going to miss ten to twelve games this season because of a prior committment then I hope the Sky would suspend her and sign Julie Wojta to replace her until she gets back from Europe.



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Prince carrying Sky to new heights

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"Piph makes a difference, and she needs to play like this every night," Fowles said after the win over the Mystics. "It's her team, it's (guard Courtney Vandersloot's) team. They carry us. Without them we don't go so far.

"I mean, I can do so much, Swin (Cash) can do so much, but we need Piph to be on point every night. To have her step up the way she did in this game … she grew up a lot, and I am so proud of her."
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Video about the 2012 Sky season
http://www.wnba.com/video/wnba/2012/06/29/20120629wnbaactionDmov-2141968
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That was a nice video



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That was a nice video




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I'll take your word for it.. Confused



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It is gone from Youtube, but here it is from espn.com

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Script tags work here now? Did the board get an upgrade? Shocked
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It is gone from Youtube, but here it is from espn.com




Nice... Cool



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Sky's 2nd-biggest crowd sees 7th loss in 8 games

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Sky's 2nd-biggest crowd sees 7th loss in 8 games

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"Another missed opportunity," Sky coach Pokey Chatman said.


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Fowles' streak of scoring in double figures was snapped at 83 games, nine shy of Hall of Famer Cynthia Cooper's WNBA record.

I hadn't even been tracking the double-digit games figure, or I haven't since LJ's was snapped shy of Cooper's record in the opening game of 2005. I was more upset about that than the loss! Wink

What are the standings on that list now? Is it Cooper, Fowles, Jackson now?



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Shades wrote:
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"Another missed opportunity," Sky coach Pokey Chatman said.


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Fowles' streak of scoring in double figures was snapped at 83 games, nine shy of Hall of Famer Cynthia Cooper's WNBA record.

I hadn't even been tracking the double-digit games figure, or I haven't since LJ's was snapped shy of Cooper's record in the opening game of 2005. I was more upset about that than the loss! Wink

What are the standings on that list now? Is it Cooper, Fowles, Jackson now?


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Sky's 2nd-biggest crowd sees 7th loss in 8 games

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"Another missed opportunity," Sky coach Pokey Chatman said.


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Fowles' streak of scoring in double figures was snapped at 83 games, nine shy of Hall of Famer Cynthia Cooper's WNBA record.

I hadn't even been tracking the double-digit games figure, or I haven't since LJ's was snapped shy of Cooper's record in the opening game of 2005. I was more upset about that than the loss! Wink

What are the standings on that list now? Is it Cooper, Fowles, Jackson now?


Seimone Augustus had an 88 game streak broken in 2008


Who has the longest current streak?



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PostPosted: 07/12/12 12:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
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Sky's 2nd-biggest crowd sees 7th loss in 8 games

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"Another missed opportunity," Sky coach Pokey Chatman said.


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Fowles' streak of scoring in double figures was snapped at 83 games, nine shy of Hall of Famer Cynthia Cooper's WNBA record.

I hadn't even been tracking the double-digit games figure, or I haven't since LJ's was snapped shy of Cooper's record in the opening game of 2005. I was more upset about that than the loss! Wink

What are the standings on that list now? Is it Cooper, Fowles, Jackson now?


Seimone Augustus had an 88 game streak broken in 2008

So, what, Cooper, Augustus, Fowles, Jackson? Given the quote above, I see Fowles was 83, now Augustus 88. I guess that means Cooper was 92? Seems like LJ was 9 or 10 games shy. Or maybe 14. I clearly actually don't remember. Embarassed Laughing



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norwester wrote:
pilight wrote:
norwester wrote:
Shades wrote:
Sky's 2nd-biggest crowd sees 7th loss in 8 games

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"Another missed opportunity," Sky coach Pokey Chatman said.


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Fowles' streak of scoring in double figures was snapped at 83 games, nine shy of Hall of Famer Cynthia Cooper's WNBA record.

I hadn't even been tracking the double-digit games figure, or I haven't since LJ's was snapped shy of Cooper's record in the opening game of 2005. I was more upset about that than the loss! Wink

What are the standings on that list now? Is it Cooper, Fowles, Jackson now?


Seimone Augustus had an 88 game streak broken in 2008

So, what, Cooper, Augustus, Fowles, Jackson? Given the quote above, I see Fowles was 83, now Augustus 88. I guess that means Cooper was 92? Seems like LJ was 9 or 10 games shy. Or maybe 14. I clearly actually don't remember. Embarassed Laughing


Jackson's streak was 84



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p_d posted the table for the top-four the other day:

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Most consecutive games, 10 or more points
92 -- Cynthia Cooper, Houston, June 21, 1997-June 1, 2000
88 -- Seimone Augustus, Minnesota, June 18, 2006-September 7, 2008
84 -- Lauren Jackson, Seattle, June 26, 2002-September 18, 2004
83 -- Sylvia Fowles, Chicago, May 15, 2010-July 7, 2012



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Prince prepared to return

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/chi-prince-prepared-to-return-for-sky-20120809,0,7434286.story

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Prince prepared to return

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/chi-prince-prepared-to-return-for-sky-20120809,0,7434286.story

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"I'm doing pretty well," Prince said Thursday during a team event at Joe's Sports Bar. "I started practicing with the team a couple of days ago. I started doing all of the drills. Basically now I am just trying to get into game shape."


thank goodness!!! the Sky just can't win without her.



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Mike Wolf Joins Sky Broadcast Team
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“I am thrilled to be joining the Sky for the stretch run of what has already been a record-setting season,” said Wolf. “I look forward to being part of the broadcast team that will bring Sky fans what is sure to be a historic second half to this campaign.”

Wolf replaces Brent Stover who has relocated to New York to be a studio host for the CBS Sports Network.


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Here's a research question for those in the know.

Of the current Sky roster, only three of the players from the 2010 roster still exist. (Fowles, Prince and Young, based from my Sky posters.)

Of the 2011 roster, 6 players. (The three above along with Murphy, Vandersloot and Swords.)

I tend to think of the Sky roster as a continuous clearing house of players and can't help wonder if those 'wholesale' roster changes are the true culprit of the troubles with the team.

How many other teams in the WNBA have gone or are going through serious roster additions/depletions during their existence, and what the rates of success have been or are from the year to year a team depletes their rosters?
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Here's a research question for those in the know.

Of the current Sky roster, only three of the players from the 2010 roster still exist. (Fowles, Prince and Young, based from my Sky posters.)

Of the 2011 roster, 6 players. (The three above along with Murphy, Vandersloot and Swords.)

I tend to think of the Sky roster as a continuous clearing house of players and can't help wonder if those 'wholesale' roster changes are the true culprit of the troubles with the team.

How many other teams in the WNBA have gone or are going through serious roster additions/depletions during their existence, and what the rates of success have been or are from the year to year a team depletes their rosters?


Atlanta only has five players from their 2011 team. One of them (the team's second leading scorer last year) didn't appear until after the Olympic break and another (the team's leading scorer last year) has missed eight of their 24 games.



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This is a shout out to all Sky fans. KEEP HOPE ALIVE! If the Sky make the playoffs, that will be great news. If they do not make the playoffs then they will be in the Griner sweepstakes!
Griner is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If the Sky get lucky and get the first pick in next year's draft they can have their cake and eat it too! There are many teams lusting after Griner to the extent that they would trade for her.
If the Sky got the first pick and Phoenix got the second pick the Sky could trade Griner to Phoenix for their second pick plus Bonner. If Tulsa got the second pick the Sky could trade Griner to Tulsa for their second pick plus Johnson and their second round pick. Or a three team trade could take place where Tulsa trades Cambage to San Antonio for Danielle Robinson and their second round pick they got from Chicago. Tulsa then trades Robinson, their second round pick from Chicago and the second pick for Griner.
Heck, if the Sky get any ot the top three picks it is a win-win situation. Keep hope alive, Sky fans! Very Happy



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its looking iffy for playoffs this year.
i know swin isnt the 02-04 swin, and i know she isnt even 2010 swin... but shes still pretty solid.

i guess if fowles was healthy or cared shes as good as it gets for centers

when prince is healthy shes a great 2-guard.
i dont like vandersloot and i think she turns the ball over way too much and i dont really think shes confident in all situations, but there arent many GREAT point guards right now.

if anything its the tamera young position. t young might be ok coming off the bench along with lecoe and murphy and swords.... but swords, young shouldnt be starters.

swin at the 4 and prince at 2 seem to be the only sure things for next year.... am i right?


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would prefer Swin at the 3 and the Sky add a legit PF. Young comes off the bench this way. This is where taking Delle Donne would help the Sky if they somehow get the #2 pick.

PG: Vandersloot/??
SG: Prince/Murphy
SF: Cash/Young
PF: Delle Donne/Willingham
C: Fowles/Swords/Riley

heck, if Natasha Lacy is available, I wouldn't mind her as the Sky's back-up PG next season.



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would prefer Swin at the 3 and the Sky add a legit PF. Young comes off the bench this way. This is where taking Delle Donne would help the Sky if they somehow get the #2 pick


If Clay sees this, he'll probably tell you that Delle Donne isn't a legit PF based on what she played in college. But I say it doesn't matter. Players of this caliber are capable of playing many positions. It's basketball.
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