RebKell's Junkie Boards
Board Junkies Forums
 
Log in Register FAQ Memberlist Search RebKell's Junkie Boards Forum Index

San Antonio Stars 2017
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    RebKell's Junkie Boards Forum Index » WNBA
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
J-Spoon



Joined: 31 Jan 2009
Posts: 4070



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/18/17 10:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I don't think Harrison, Alexander, De Souza or Dos Santos are getting cut so it leaves all other posts competing for one spot or trying to become SFs.

Has Colson signed on yet? (Hopefully she come back because you need a back up PG, I wonder if this is where Schimmel or L. Allen or Alston end up if/when they are cut by NY?)

I would still start Plum on the bench but if you start Plum with Jefferson and McBride you've got something like this

Jefferson
Plum/Currie/*
McBride/Coffey/**
Harrison/Dos Santos/***
Alexander/De Souza

* Gwathmey/Montgomery/Hodges
** Peters/Hamby/C. Williams/Holmes
***Bulgak/Baugh/Nunn/(Hamby)

or someone off the waiver wire at guard NY, LA and Chi might be cutting a decent back up guard or two


Angus24



Joined: 13 Nov 2007
Posts: 671
Location: South Dakota


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/19/17 11:32 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Dos Santos and Harrison are both listed as centers on the SAS roster if that means anything. Time for Hamby to step up and really produce at the 4. If that doesn't happen I hope Coffey will be really good at the 4. Anybody know if Jefferson will be back from overseas when camp opens?


toad455



Joined: 16 Nov 2005
Posts: 14631



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/19/17 12:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

For what it's worth, dos Santos played mostly PF with Chicago last season with Parker as the backup center. I think, as of now, she's the Stars' starter at PF. Harrison can also play both the 4 & 5.



_________________
LET'S GO LIBERTY!!!!!!

Twitter: @TBRBWAY
Richyyy



Joined: 17 Nov 2005
Posts: 19595
Location: London


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/19/17 12:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
For what it's worth, dos Santos played mostly PF with Chicago last season with Parker as the backup center.

Well, mostly Dos Santos sat on the bench. People seem awfully convinced of her usefulness thanks to a couple of decent playoff games. Maybe Pokey's rotation was just stupid last season (very definitely a possibility), but she's an undersized post who shot 34% last season in under 10mpg. Might not want to get too excited.



_________________
Independent WNBA coverage: http://www.wnbalien.com/
Nixtreefan



Joined: 14 Nov 2012
Posts: 1257



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/19/17 12:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This will be the most interesting to watch as Plum needs the ball in her hands and how do you take the ball out of Jeffersons hands.


WNBA 09



Joined: 26 Jun 2009
Posts: 4200
Location: Dallas , Texas


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/19/17 12:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
toad455 wrote:
For what it's worth, dos Santos played mostly PF with Chicago last season with Parker as the backup center.

Well, mostly Dos Santos sat on the bench. People seem awfully convinced of her usefulness thanks to a couple of decent playoff games. Maybe Pokey's rotation was just stupid last season (very definitely a possibility), but she's an undersized post who shot 34% last season in under 10mpg. Might not want to get too excited.


Amennnnnnnnnnnn Exclamation



_________________
2-Time WNBA Champion-3-Time National Champion-2-Time Olympic Champion....And Yes DT "We Got Confeti" lol
toad455



Joined: 16 Nov 2005
Posts: 14631



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/19/17 1:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Not saying dos Santos should be a starter, just she's probably their best option at PF.



_________________
LET'S GO LIBERTY!!!!!!

Twitter: @TBRBWAY
Shades



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 44586



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/19/17 2:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

dos Santos is toad's real choice for most underrated player Wink



_________________
Nnekalonians 1:14 - Thou shalt not accept that which is not earned
Angus24



Joined: 13 Nov 2007
Posts: 671
Location: South Dakota


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/20/17 6:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

If Plum just became a PG her senior year then I assume she was a SG for most of her career. A SG usually has more scoring opportunities than a PG if they both are doing what they are supposed to be doing. So unless they have some big ego thing about being the PG I don't see where there should be a problem with either Plum or Jefferson at PG. I think it very unlikely that Plum will be ready to be the starting PG their first game.


Angus24



Joined: 13 Nov 2007
Posts: 671
Location: South Dakota


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/21/17 12:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I would guess that Hamby and DeSouza are most likely to start at the 4 and 5. The SAS system demands ball movement, make the extra pass, so I will be surprised if Plum or Jefferson will be ball hogs. I think the SAS roster is now showing 19 or 20 players so there will need to be a lot of cuts and disappointed players.


Shades



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 44586



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/21/17 6:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote




_________________
Nnekalonians 1:14 - Thou shalt not accept that which is not earned
Shades



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 44586



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/21/17 6:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shae Kelley to San Antonio



_________________
Nnekalonians 1:14 - Thou shalt not accept that which is not earned
Randy



Joined: 08 Oct 2011
Posts: 6653



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/21/17 6:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:


One nice happy family.


bcdawg04



Joined: 12 Apr 2016
Posts: 271
Location: Seattle


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/21/17 7:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Kelsey Plum Arrives In San Antonio And Is Excited About The Future

Quote:
The number one pick presented herself as a very excited, classy, and focused young woman, ready to do whatever it takes to achieve her goals.

...

There might have been some speculation that Plum was not going to be happy with her fit or expectations in San Antonio, but the Kelsey Plum interviewed today seemed very excited for her future in silver and black. When asked about Stars head coach Vickie Johnson and if she felt comfortable playing off the ball as more of a shooting guard, Plum said:

“Her expectations are very clear and she is going to be really hard on me and I’m excited about it."

“Look, I’m going do whatever coach needs me to do. So yeah, I don’t think there is necessarily positions here, I think its just, were going to play, we’re going to roll out the ball and play."

"I know that they’re excited to have me here, I’m excited to be here and there’s nothing but good that can come out of it.”



Podcast from Dishin & Swishin: Kelsey Plum arrives to conquer San Antonio

Quote:
Plum talked about the whirlwind experience of becoming a pro, meeting the people of San Antonio and cracking festival eggs on their heads (video available online, playing defense for one of the great defensive guards in WNBA history (VJ), earning a portion of Mike Neighbors' new paycheck at Arkansas, being a role model and using her voice, and more.


lynxmania



Joined: 18 Feb 2011
Posts: 7979
Location: Minnesota


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/21/17 7:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:

One nice happy family.



Live look at Colas and Megdal:


myrtle



Joined: 02 May 2008
Posts: 20731



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/21/17 7:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Plum has always presented herself with class and been enthused about being a good teammate. QED.



_________________
“Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.”
― Maya Angelou
Ay Mate



Joined: 12 Nov 2016
Posts: 880



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/21/17 8:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Glad everything appears to be fine for Plum and the Stars. If I were her though, I'd fire her agent. She was partly to blame for the dark cloud so Plum should can her and get a new agent.


Michelle89



Joined: 17 Nov 2010
Posts: 14484
Location: Holland


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/21/17 9:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ay Mate wrote:
Glad everything appears to be fine for Plum and the Stars. If I were her though, I'd fire her agent. She was partly to blame for the dark cloud so Plum should can her and get a new agent.


Laughing



_________________
"Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson were and are the dynamic duo. They're the one-two punch. They're all the clich�s possible to describe people that perfectly complement each other, who make each other better and also bring out the best in the team." �Karen Bryant
tfan



Joined: 31 May 2010
Posts: 5533



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 12:12 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote



root_thing



Joined: 28 Apr 2007
Posts: 3907
Location: Underground


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 7:13 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Look at Plum's arm compared to Coffey. I don't think most people appreciate how strong Kelsey is.



_________________
We live in a political world
Love don't have any place
We're living in times
Where men commit crimes
And crime don't have any face
NYL_WNBA_FAN



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 11453



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 9:59 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

root_thing wrote:
Look at Plum's arm compared to Coffey. I don't think most people appreciate how strong Kelsey is.


I agree. And Plum's lateral movement isn't bad either. She's a rookie so she will have to learn defensively like most rookies. But I think she's a lot better on that end than people realize.



_________________
The poster formerly known as LibWNBAFan.
toad455



Joined: 16 Nov 2005
Posts: 14631



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 10:21 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shae Kelley signed a training camp contract yesterday with the Stars.



_________________
LET'S GO LIBERTY!!!!!!

Twitter: @TBRBWAY
Angus24



Joined: 13 Nov 2007
Posts: 671
Location: South Dakota


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 3:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

If camp limit is 15 what do the other 6 or 7 do? Can they sit in the stands and watch? Have to stay home and watch TV ? Have to get at least 20 miles out of town until they are called in ?


ArtBest23



Joined: 02 Jul 2013
Posts: 11864



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 3:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

root_thing wrote:
Look at Plum's arm compared to Coffey. I don't think most people appreciate how strong Kelsey is.


What struck me more was, look at Plum's height compared to Coffey. What do you figure, about 5'5"?


readyAIMfire53



Joined: 20 Nov 2004
Posts: 5263
Location: Durham, NC


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 3:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ArtBest23 wrote:
root_thing wrote:
Look at Plum's arm compared to Coffey. I don't think most people appreciate how strong Kelsey is.


What struck me more was, look at Plum's height compared to Coffey. What do you figure, about 5'5"?


Maybe Coffey is taller than she's listed? Maybe Coffey wore higher heels? No way Plum sets scoring record at 5'5.



_________________
Follow your passion and your life will be true down to your core.

~rAf
ArtBest23



Joined: 02 Jul 2013
Posts: 11864



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 4:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

readyAIMfire53 wrote:
ArtBest23 wrote:
root_thing wrote:
Look at Plum's arm compared to Coffey. I don't think most people appreciate how strong Kelsey is.


What struck me more was, look at Plum's height compared to Coffey. What do you figure, about 5'5"?


Maybe Coffey is taller than she's listed? Maybe Coffey wore higher heels? No way Plum sets scoring record at 5'5.


Actually, I'm pretty sure that picture was taken draft night and Plum was wearing higher heels. Plus the same conclusion is reached in comparison to other players.



And is there some rule book somewhere of which I'm unaware that sets a minimum height for scoring record holders? Or did you just arbitrarily pick 5'6" as the minimum qualifier?

There are any number of reasons you could say "no way" Kelsey Plum sets the scoring record. Except that she did.


root_thing



Joined: 28 Apr 2007
Posts: 3907
Location: Underground


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 4:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ArtBest23 wrote:
root_thing wrote:
Look at Plum's arm compared to Coffey. I don't think most people appreciate how strong Kelsey is.


What struck me more was, look at Plum's height compared to Coffey. What do you figure, about 5'5"?


Coffey is 6-1. For Plum to be 5-5, Coffey would need to be 8 inches taller. The average human head is 9.4 inches. Nia looks about 2/3 of a head taller or roughly 6 inches. That would make Plum 5-7. Obviously, we can argue about posture, camera angle, height of heels, etc.



_________________
We live in a political world
Love don't have any place
We're living in times
Where men commit crimes
And crime don't have any face
Shades



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 44586



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 4:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote



I'd say same height heel



_________________
Nnekalonians 1:14 - Thou shalt not accept that which is not earned
Randy



Joined: 08 Oct 2011
Posts: 6653



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 5:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So ArtBest23 and root_thing - who is to say that Coffey is really 6-1? Or that any WNBA player is really as tall as listed on their roster?


ArtBest23



Joined: 02 Jul 2013
Posts: 11864



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 5:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ok, let's just all pretend she's 6'3".

Everybody happy now?

Proceed.

Rolling Eyes


Randy



Joined: 08 Oct 2011
Posts: 6653



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 5:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Thrilled! Razz


sigur3



Joined: 18 Jun 2013
Posts: 5629
Location: Chicago-ish


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 6:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I am 6'1".

Discuss.



_________________
chicago sky tankwagon 2017
myrtle



Joined: 02 May 2008
Posts: 20731



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 6:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I wonder if she'll be the new Tina and wear lipstick while playing.



_________________
“Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.”
― Maya Angelou
stever



Joined: 16 Nov 2004
Posts: 6276
Location: Ann Arbor


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 6:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

sigur3 wrote:
I am 6'1".

Discuss.


...in heels, maybe. Wink



_________________
Women's Basketball Daily
Celebrating the Women's Game Since 2005
WBBDaily Mobile Edition
Randy



Joined: 08 Oct 2011
Posts: 6653



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 6:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

sigur3, I'd need you to stand next to Ms. Coffey to know for sure. She is now the WNBA standard unit of measure. Plum, it appears is equal to .93 on the Coffey scale.


root_thing



Joined: 28 Apr 2007
Posts: 3907
Location: Underground


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 6:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm surprised no one has questioned whether Coffey or Plum have average sized heads.



_________________
We live in a political world
Love don't have any place
We're living in times
Where men commit crimes
And crime don't have any face
Shades



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 44586



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 6:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
So ArtBest23 and root_thing - who is to say that Coffey is really 6-1? Or that any WNBA player is really as tall as listed on their roster?


If she's 6'3, that would be a good selling point to the scouts. Maybe she's just one of those rare players who is honest about her height.



_________________
Nnekalonians 1:14 - Thou shalt not accept that which is not earned
tfan



Joined: 31 May 2010
Posts: 5533



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 8:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
So ArtBest23 and root_thing - who is to say that Coffey is really 6-1? Or that any WNBA player is really as tall as listed on their roster?


Probably none are listed accurately except for the really tall ones (Boyette, Griner) where they may even round down instead of up to eliminate some of the "freak" factor. I think they also tend to be more exaggerated when a player is short for their position.


tfan



Joined: 31 May 2010
Posts: 5533



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 8:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

sigur3 wrote:
I am 6'1".
.


Can you get a selfie taken with Kelsey Plum?

I am hoping we get a shot of Hammon and Plum standing next to each other.


Michelle89



Joined: 17 Nov 2010
Posts: 14484
Location: Holland


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/22/17 9:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

We do have the picture of her and Sloot though



_________________
"Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson were and are the dynamic duo. They're the one-two punch. They're all the clich�s possible to describe people that perfectly complement each other, who make each other better and also bring out the best in the team." �Karen Bryant
tfan



Joined: 31 May 2010
Posts: 5533



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/23/17 12:01 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michelle89 wrote:
We do have the picture of her and Sloot though


Yep. I remember the Chicago announcers were talking last year (I think based on a Pokie statement) about the possibility of Faulkner and Vandersloot playing together in the backcourt. I think it happened a little bit too.



sigur3



Joined: 18 Jun 2013
Posts: 5629
Location: Chicago-ish


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/23/17 1:31 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

stever wrote:
sigur3 wrote:
I am 6'1".

Discuss.


...in heels, maybe. Wink


You know I'll do it, so don't encourage me.



_________________
chicago sky tankwagon 2017
Randy



Joined: 08 Oct 2011
Posts: 6653



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/23/17 6:55 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

She looks like she's a little over 1.0 on the Vandesloot scale.


Richyyy



Joined: 17 Nov 2005
Posts: 19595
Location: London


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/23/17 9:13 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sloot's 5'8" according to both Sky and Team USA rosters, by the way. And 173cm according to European listings, which is also essentially 5'8".



_________________
Independent WNBA coverage: http://www.wnbalien.com/
NYL_WNBA_FAN



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 11453



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/23/17 9:26 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Hamby is expected to give birth in June, right?



_________________
The poster formerly known as LibWNBAFan.
pilight



Joined: 23 Sep 2004
Posts: 55045
Location: Where the action is


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/23/17 9:32 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

NYL_WNBA_FAN wrote:
Hamby is expected to give birth in June, right?


Hamby had her baby back in February



_________________
A long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy
NYL_WNBA_FAN



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 11453



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/23/17 9:34 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Oh I see. So then...wouldn't she be good to go with the team? She has her weaknesses certainly. But she also has raw offensive skill that might blend well with the firepower on the perimeter. I like what Dos Santos did two years ago as an overachiever. But maybe with a legit team around her Hamby will take another step forward.



_________________
The poster formerly known as LibWNBAFan.
pilight



Joined: 23 Sep 2004
Posts: 55045
Location: Where the action is


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/23/17 9:36 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

NYL_WNBA_FAN wrote:
Oh I see. So then...wouldn't she be good to go with the team? She has her weaknesses certainly. But she also has raw offensive skill that might blend well with the firepower on the perimeter. I like what Dos Santos did two years ago as an overachiever. But maybe with a legit team around her Hamby will take another step forward.


Yeah, if her social media is any indication she's been working hard to get back into game shape



_________________
A long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy
NYL_WNBA_FAN



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 11453



Back to top
PostPosted: 04/23/17 9:38 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

That's good, thanks for the info.



_________________
The poster formerly known as LibWNBAFan.
Queenie



Joined: 18 Nov 2004
Posts: 15199
Location: Queens


Back to top
PostPosted: 04/23/17 1:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
sigur3, I'd need you to stand next to Ms. Coffey to know for sure. She is now the WNBA standard unit of measure. Plum, it appears is equal to .93 on the Coffey scale.


So does that make her a Tall, a Grande, or a Venti?



_________________
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    RebKell's Junkie Boards Forum Index » WNBA All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next
Page 4 of 9

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB 2.0.17 © 2001- 2004 phpBB Group
phpBB Template by Vjacheslav Trushkin