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PostPosted: 08/17/16 2:58 am    ::: USA vs France - 8/18/16 Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 08/17/16 12:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

any word on Sue?!


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any word on Sue?!


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any word on Sue?!


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oh thank goodness!


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She underwent an MRI on Aug. 17, which showed a knee capsule sprain. She is listed as day-to-day.

Obviously I felt a huge relief, said Bird. The hardest part is waiting and not knowing. So, to finally get the thumbs-up from the doc that everything was okay was incredibly relieving and exciting, and obviously Im very happy.

http://storm.wnba.com/news/sue-bird-injury-update-usa-basketball/



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PostPosted: 08/17/16 5:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

kojthiabkuv wrote:
mercfan3 wrote:
kojthiabkuv wrote:
any word on Sue?!


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oh thank goodness!


yeah, my thought too. So glad it's 'minor'! Still I would be surprised to see her play tomorrow.



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PostPosted: 08/17/16 5:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

they should still sit her tomorrow and save her for the gold medal game. I doubt they'll need her vs. France.



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Good news re: SB. Very Happy



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PostPosted: 08/17/16 8:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Yay Sue! On another note, did anyone see how Coach K brought Cousins off the bench to send a message about defensive intensity? She has my WNBA MVP vote but Geno needs to not start Tina. She let Japan get so many easy buckets and you didn't see the change until she went out. Get buckets girl but get some stops too!


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PostPosted: 08/18/16 9:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Yay Sue! On another note, did anyone see how Coach K brought Cousins off the bench to send a message about defensive intensity? She has my WNBA MVP vote but Geno needs to not start Tina. She let Japan get so many easy buckets and you didn't see the change until she went out. Get buckets girl but get some stops too!

Maybe Geno should just sit Diana Taurasi for the rest of the Tournament then.



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PostPosted: 08/18/16 4:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Augustus will be starting in place of Sue Bird



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PostPosted: 08/18/16 5:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

As annoying as Swin can be, I would rather listen to her than Annie. In fact, today I thought Swin wasn't too bad, so maybe improving.



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PostPosted: 08/18/16 5:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I've researched basketball shoes this summer in an attempt to find a shoe that is good for someone in his mid 40s to play on. Needing a lot of cushion, I looked up a lot of shoes.

I saw Sue Bird was wearing the Kyrie 2 which is a great point guard shoe because of the low profile and the outstanding traction. Now it could be she has a customized version with better cushion. But if she had the retail version, that's a shoe with almost no cushion. She's a month from turning 36 and she's had a torn ACL. If she is wearing the retail version of the shoe that's a terrible shoe in terms of impact protection for the knees. Just a general point, given her injury in the last game.

http://weartesters.com/nike-kyrie-2-performance-review/



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PostPosted: 08/18/16 5:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Not a pretty first quarter for USA



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PostPosted: 08/18/16 5:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

US seems flat right now. Need to up the intensity



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For France, I think they have to put Yacoubou back in even if she has 2 fouls or the US is just going to run it out. (maybe we run it out anyway, but at least you gotta try something)



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Reeve, are you scouting Johannes?



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PostPosted: 08/18/16 5:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm calling that an assist for Johannes!



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PostPosted: 08/18/16 5:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

What's he mean by "uglying up the game"... playing defense?



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PostPosted: 08/18/16 5:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Well this is a thoroughly underwhelming performance.


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PostPosted: 08/18/16 5:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Although it sounds as if Geno could be staying on as coach for 2020, I like that Reeves has shown a lot of input with players etc, she is much more involved.


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PostPosted: 08/18/16 5:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It's a surprise that France has actually distributed their minutes a little more evenly than the USA. No minutes for Stewart?

But I'm not worried. The wheels should eventually fall off for France. They've hit a lot of lucky shots.



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PostPosted: 08/18/16 5:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

France is playing good D while the US isn't, imo.

I expect typical halftime adjustments will present a different 2nd half.



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PostPosted: 08/18/16 5:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

That wasn't even a foul. She stayed straight up and didn't leave her feet.

These refs suck.



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PostPosted: 08/18/16 6:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

EDD is the worst defender in this lineup.

Kinda how BG is the best defender of the original starters.



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I dont get this line-up from France. They should always have 1 of Gruda, Yacoubou or Miyem on the floor Shocked



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PostPosted: 08/18/16 6:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Oh that was so pretty Mone to EDD!


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Welp, thanks for giving us a half, France Laughing


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Catchings got hit in the face by Tina's shoulder Shocked



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Bird's quickness and ability to space the floor quickly is definitely missed with this group. Give France credit, they're battling.



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The US needs a game like this. Remind them that they have to play 40 minutes and not just 2/3 quarters.



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NYL_WNBA_FAN wrote:
Bird's quickness and ability to space the floor quickly is definitely missed with this group. Give France credit, they're battling.


USA look like a mess in their setplays. Too much standing around. Too many iso's. They need Bird to settle things down and run some damn plays



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I'd expect Spain to play better than they did the first time against the US. Especially if Bird is out. The US defense took Torrens completely out of the game at the start. It will be interesting to see if Spain finds creative ways to open up the floor for Torrens this time around.



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Michelle89 wrote:
NYL_WNBA_FAN wrote:
Bird's quickness and ability to space the floor quickly is definitely missed with this group. Give France credit, they're battling.


USA look like a mess in their setplays. Too much standing around. Too many iso's. They need Bird to settle things down and run some damn plays


Yeah Bird also is continuously in motion without the ball, something Taurasi isn't all that consistent with. They seem to go through extended periods where they try to get the ball inside, which slows the offense down considerably. Also, Bird opens up the floor and can break down the defense for Taurasi to catch and shoot. Having them both on the floor with their chemistry creates so many more open shots just from ball movement then they got today.

Somehow I think they'll figure it out Saturday.



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The US needs a game like this. Remind them that they have to play 40 minutes and not just 2/3 quarters.


Well, it was France who needed to play 40 minutes



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Spain sandbagging its way to the 40-point loss in pool play worked out perfectly ...

Saturday, we'll see how they really want to the play the U.S.



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Although it sounds as if Geno could be staying on as coach for 2020, I like that Reeves has shown a lot of input with players etc, she is much more involved.


I am not sure he wants the stress. I would not be surprised if Dawn Staley gets the job given her experience on the team and what she has done at USC.



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I really like how Reeves has stepped up during these games. She had presence and is respected by the players, she is also very articulate about what's going on, she seems to mesh well with Doug and GENO. On the other hand, Staley had none of these qualities, don't see her as the leader of our country or any where near it, she is a fish out of water. Just because she played does not make her qualified to coach. She is not that good at the college level so I don't see her at the international level as the players wouldn't respect her or her buddy buddy tactics.


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PostPosted: 08/19/16 2:32 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ClayK wrote:
Spain sandbagging its way to the 40-point loss in pool play worked out perfectly ...

Saturday, we'll see how they really want to the play the U.S.


They will give it their all. Players like Cruz Xargay (they rested her in the first game) Torrens Palau will give it everything they have. But Spain biggest weakness is their postgame offensively and defensively. USA will need to exploit that with Charles, Griner and Fowles.
Also Torrens will need to have a good game to make it close.



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Sue is the glue that holds the team together, and you could really tell in the first half. Whatever Geno said at the half worked. France sure gave us a run for our money.



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PostPosted: 08/19/16 2:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Was (or is!) EDD's eye still bothering her?
Nobody has stopped her so far, but for this game her shooting was off.
Perhaps Bird had been getting her the ball in better spots ...


Catch resting a bit for the big game. Stewart too.


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I really like how Reeves has stepped up during these games. She had presence and is respected by the players, she is also very articulate about what's going on, she seems to mesh well with Doug and GENO. On the other hand, Staley had none of these qualities, don't see her as the leader of our country or any where near it, she is a fish out of water. Just because she played does not make her qualified to coach. She is not that good at the college level so I don't see her at the international level as the players wouldn't respect her or her buddy buddy tactics.


Yea, she's so worthless. Must be why Geno named her to the team in 2014 and 2016.



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GENO did not name her to the team 🙄

If you watch the games she has very little if any input and very little interaction with the players during the game. IMO she is basically a token coach. It has been done before on lots of levels. And geez nice response with no debate able facts.


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Is one-third of the team token teammates?



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As annoying as Swin can be, I would rather listen to her than Annie. In fact, today I thought Swin wasn't too bad, so maybe improving.
really? She can't get a name right to save her soul. She called Marta Xargy ex gay and Cambage Camba and Ayayi A E E. She's awful.



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As annoying as Swin can be, I would rather listen to her than Annie. In fact, today I thought Swin wasn't too bad, so maybe improving.
really? She can't get a name right to save her soul. She called Marta Xargy ex gay and Cambage Camba and Ayayi A E E. She's awful.


at least she talks about the game in front of her. Annie just goes off on some major tangent about past memories and goes on and on for half of a quarter...without a single word about the game going on.

PS I didn't say Swin was great...just better than Annie. I would much prefer LaChina or Lobo or Kara Lawson or lots of others.



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Ann has been calling Ndour "Endoo" this whole tournament and she supposedly watches her in the WNBA too...



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