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PostPosted: 05/11/17 8:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

sigur3 wrote:
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LA could still cut Wiese/Williams,then sign O'Hea.


Why would they do that?


If it were up to Agler, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see it happen.


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 8:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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LA could still cut Wiese/Williams,then sign O'Hea.


Why would they do that?


1.Sparks need a 3 pt shooter
2.Williams and Sims are too similar.
3.O'Hea played one season for Agler....shot 44%40%/90%
4.O'Hea and Parker are very good friends.


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 8:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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LA could still cut Wiese/Williams,then sign O'Hea.


Laughing

At this point he pretty much has to keep two posts, at least until CP and JLav arrive. So if they are only going with 11, there's not much wriggle room amongst the guards. At this point they're only going to waive Wiese if they think she has zero prospects as a pro, which is not what is coming out of camp, and waiving BayBay would make even less sense.



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 8:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

He certainly might consider dropping one of the two add-on posts (AWT and TJJ?) later and then bring O'Hea in.



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 8:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Probable line-up for Saturday:

PG: Gray
SG: Sims/Wiese
SF: Beard/Ruef
PF: Ogwumike/Jackson-Jones
C: Warley-Talbert



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 8:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Probable line-up for Saturday:

PG: Gray
SG: Sims/Wiese
SF: Beard/Ruef
PF: Ogwumike/Jackson-Jones
C: Warley-Talbert


If that's true, SEA better stomp all over that



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 8:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
He certainly might consider dropping one of the two add-on posts (AWT and TJJ?) later and then bring O'Hea in.


fair enough


toad455 wrote:
Probable line-up for Saturday:

PG: Gray
SG: Sims/Wiese
SF: Beard/Ruef
PF: Ogwumike/Jackson-Jones
C: Warley-Talbert


Favorable matchup for Wiese(offensively).Loyd/KML are both undersized.Hopefully Agler gives the rookie 10-15 minutes.


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 8:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

With 8 players, they need to avg 25 min per available player. Should be fun to watch Surprised

Zune, you went from suggesting Wiese get cut to hoping she gets big minutes.
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PostPosted: 05/11/17 8:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Why did O'Hea leave LA in the first place? I remember her playing with them back in 2013 when I first started watching WNBA.


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 8:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Probable line-up for Saturday:

PG: Gray
SG: Sims/Wiese
SF: Beard/Ruef
PF: Ogwumike/Jackson-Jones
C: Warley-Talbert


If that's true, SEA better stomp all over that


Assuming that's who they keep.



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 8:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Mikaela Ruef is a career .164 3-pt shooter in college, so I'm guessing she's more of a 6'3 post player? Can anybody remember her?



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 8:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Why did O'Hea leave LA in the first place? I remember her playing with them back in 2013 when I first started watching WNBA.

LA traded her to Seattle for a second-round pick.



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 8:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Mikaela Ruef is a career .164 3-pt shooter in college, so I'm guessing she's more of a 6'3 post player? Can anybody remember her?


yeah. scrappy. energetic. Kind of Asia Taylor-like.



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 8:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Mikaela Ruef is a career .164 3-pt shooter in college, so I'm guessing she's more of a 6'3 post player? Can anybody remember her?

I remember her pretty well considering she has played the last 3 seasons down here, and perimeter shooting is not her forte. She is 7/52 = 13.5% over her last 3 WNBL seasons.
I'm a Ruefie fan but she is tweeneriffic in the WNBA. She's got a nose for the ball and the hustle to go with it, so IMO the 4 is her only possible position.



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 9:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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tfan wrote:
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I don't think Weise has a slow release. At least not when she is tightly covered and they need a shot/bucket. She just plants her feet and fires in one motion. Karli Samuelson is the one who's release I'd be concerned with. She has that Samuelson family shooting motion.


You mean those 96 3s she shot at 48.5% even though everyone knows she is one of the best 3 pt shooters in the nation Rolling Eyes Not only does she have a quick release as she is set as she catches, she shoots way beyond the arc.


Why does she shoot way beyond the arc if she has a quick release?


What does that have to do with the release? She has a quick release period, BUT she also has that type of range and that is why she spreads the floor so much on defense. BTW shooting 53.5% preseason Wink


Release speed (along with quickness, size, release point and demonstrated ability to drive) affects whether a player can get their shot off at the 3-point line. if they can't get it off at the three point line - they have to back up even further.


You missed the part where very few players can shoot with that range and accuracy, she shoots with that range because she CAN. Just say if you don't like her but stop making shit up.


Are you claiming she shoots just as well from behind the three point line as she does at the line? I think she would be the first player in basketball ever to be able to do that. And if she doesn't shoot as well - why does she do it?

Saying Samuelson has issues with her release (her aim part) is not "making shit up". It's just an opinion, as is your statement that she has a quick release.Adding "period" to your statement doesn't make it a fact. Only detailed analysis of film of shooters would make any statements about release speed a fact.

I don't dislike Samuelson. You should just realize that if you use the eye-roll emoji in a response you are going to get push-back.


You made a statement lumping the family together like it was a fact they shoot the same, that is not true. The elder and the middle samuelson have totally different shots, then you say she has a slow release and bring up aim, when in fact she was face guarded most of the time, but still was able to tie Stanfords single season 3 point record along with accuracy in the top couple of shooters in the nation for the last 2 years and yes I am saying she is accurate from beyond the arc, in fact the line didn't even seem to phase her wherever it was. And again you ignore the fact that she CAN shoot that far out which has nothing to do with release, it is called range! So don't be surprised that I questioned what you said.


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 9:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
Shades wrote:
Mikaela Ruef is a career .164 3-pt shooter in college, so I'm guessing she's more of a 6'3 post player? Can anybody remember her?


yeah. scrappy. energetic. Kind of Asia Taylor-like.


Agree, strength was also passing and making reads on cuts and to the low post.


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 10:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Zune, you went from suggesting Wiese get cut to hoping she gets big minutes.
Smile You're giving me whiplash



Smile

I'm still not sold on Wiese.But with Samuelson going down,Wiese' chances of making the final roster have significantly increased.If the sparks only have 8 in uniform versus seattle,Agler should give the rookie a handful of minutes in the fist half.If all goes well,give Wiese a second dose in the 2nd half.If Wiese makes the final cut,i'll be rooting for her.


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Nixtreefan wrote:

You made a statement lumping the family together like it was a fact they shoot the same, that is not true. The elder and the middle samuelson have totally different shots, then you say she has a slow release and bring up aim, when in fact she was face guarded most of the time, but still was able to tie Stanfords single season 3 point record along with accuracy in the top couple of shooters in the nation for the last 2 years and yes I am saying she is accurate from beyond the arc, in fact the line didn't even seem to phase her wherever it was. And again you ignore the fact that she CAN shoot that far out which has nothing to do with release, it is called range! So don't be surprised that I questioned what you said.


I think the Samuelson family has a similar shot style with a distinctive aim and release point. With her release point I don't see her getting off 3 point shots if she is "face guarded" - unless she backs up even further and the defender remains at the 3-point line. You are ignoring the question of why she shoots that far out and is she as accurate from far out as she is at the line. Feel free to disagree - as it is just two opinions.


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 11:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Shades wrote:

Zune, you went from suggesting Wiese get cut to hoping she gets big minutes.
Smile You're giving me whiplash



Smile

I'm still not sold on Wiese.But with Samuelson going down,Wiese' chances of making the final roster have significantly increased.If the sparks only have 8 in uniform versus seattle,Agler should give the rookie a handful of minutes in the fist half.If all goes well,give Wiese a second dose in the 2nd half.If Wiese makes the final cut,i'll be rooting for her.


Conceivably, Wiese can back up 1-3, although I'm not sure she's ready for minutes at the PG in a real WNBA game. I'm guessing Gray/Sims get all the minutes at PG. If Sparks guards get into foul trouble, her minute potential might be more than she bargained for. Can the Sparks even be allowed to play tough defense?



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PostPosted: 05/11/17 11:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Karlie shot from that far out in college because she's accurate from out there, and she would often get wide open looks there from defenders who weren't used to defending that far out. Being wide open is an advantage no matter how quick your release is.

She has a pretty quick release, but starts her motion from fairly low, so getting blocked by a close defender is certainly a concern. She has the ability to drive around a defender who's overcommitted to closing out and either shoot a midrange pullup or continue to the hoop. She also has a turn and step back move that lets her get a 3 off the dribble.

How it all would work against pro competition I don't pretend to know.


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PostPosted: 05/11/17 11:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Karlie shot from that far out in college because she's accurate from out there, and she would often get wide open looks there from defenders who weren't used to defending that far out. Being wide open is an advantage no matter how quick your release is.

She has a pretty quick release, but starts her motion from fairly low, so getting blocked by a close defender is certainly a concern. She has the ability to drive around a defender who's overcommitted to closing out and either shoot a midrange pullup or continue to the hoop. She also has a turn and step back move that lets her get a 3 off the dribble.

How it all would work against pro competition I don't pretend to know.


good analysis. I saw her shoot long distance many times and seemingly with just as much accuracy as toeing the line. I haven't heard what her injury is but that it is bad enough that she will definitely be out long enough that chances are her chances are done for this year. Based on nothing but a guess, I'm kinda thinking ankle since that is what she injured at the final four. I think she showed enough in camp though that, assuming she is recovered by then, she will get another look next year. Hopefully she can play overseas as well.



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PostPosted: 05/12/17 12:20 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Probable line-up for Saturday:

PG: Gray
SG: Sims/Wiese
SF: Beard/Ruef
PF: Ogwumike/Jackson-Jones
C: Warley-Talbert


If that's true, SEA better stomp all over that


Big chance that Bird doesnt play and possibility of no Stewart and Quinn..



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PostPosted: 05/12/17 2:21 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
zune69 wrote:
Shades wrote:

Zune, you went from suggesting Wiese get cut to hoping she gets big minutes.
Smile You're giving me whiplash



Smile

I'm still not sold on Wiese.But with Samuelson going down,Wiese' chances of making the final roster have significantly increased.If the sparks only have 8 in uniform versus seattle,Agler should give the rookie a handful of minutes in the fist half.If all goes well,give Wiese a second dose in the 2nd half.If Wiese makes the final cut,i'll be rooting for her.


Conceivably, Wiese can back up 1-3, although I'm not sure she's ready for minutes at the PG in a real WNBA game. I'm guessing Gray/Sims get all the minutes at PG. If Sparks guards get into foul trouble, her minute potential might be more than she bargained for.Can the Sparks even be allowed to play tough defense?


Fortunately for Wiese,seattle has some deficiencies of their own.Loyd's size,Clark's lack of length/offense,KML's defense,and Quinns lack of defense at pg.If Bird/Quinn are both sidelined,Peterson will need to step up and give the storm 10-15 minutes.You're 100% right about the defense.The sparks must avoid over aggressive dumb fouls,especially Nneka.

If Bird and Stewart DNP.....advantage sparks.


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great info in this podcast:
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Sparks still haven't waived anyone? WTF!?



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something something special privileges something rules don't apply something something something funny joke something



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sigur3 wrote:
something something special privileges something rules don't apply something something something funny joke something


This statement sounds like an old Keith Sweat song. Something just ain't right Very Happy



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PostPosted: 05/12/17 7:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This would appear to be a final roster. Anyone know who the hell Maimouna Diarra is? https://twitter.com/LA_Sparks/status/863175301227921408



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Interesting fan reaction:

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Fuck em
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This would appear to be a final roster. Anyone know who the hell Maimouna Diarra is? https://twitter.com/LA_Sparks/status/863175301227921408


Seriously, who is Diarra and where she'd come from? Congrats to Wiese & Ibekwe!! Also, unless Diarra is a mistake, I didn't think the Sparks had the cap space for 12.



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This would appear to be a final roster. Anyone know who the hell Maimouna Diarra is? https://twitter.com/LA_Sparks/status/863175301227921408


Seriously, who is Diarra and where she'd come from? Congrats to Wiese & Ibekwe!! Also, unless Diarra is a mistake, I didn't think the Sparks had the cap space for 12.

As I mentioned at least once or twice, it depended on who they kept. Diarra's rookie minimum rather than Warley-Talbert's vet minimum is a central part of why there are 12 names rather than 11.

She's a fairly mediocre-looking Senegalese center, by the way: http://www.fiba.com/olympicswomen/2016/Maimouna-Diarra



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I'm assuming Diarra won some sort of drawing allowing her to become a Spark for a short while. Laughing


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Richyyy wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Richyyy wrote:
This would appear to be a final roster. Anyone know who the hell Maimouna Diarra is? https://twitter.com/LA_Sparks/status/863175301227921408


Seriously, who is Diarra and where she'd come from? Congrats to Wiese & Ibekwe!! Also, unless Diarra is a mistake, I didn't think the Sparks had the cap space for 12.

As I mentioned at least once or twice, it depended on who they kept. Diarra's rookie minimum rather than Warley-Talbert's vet minimum is a central part of why there are 12 names rather than 11.

She's a fairly mediocre-looking Senegalese center, by the way: http://www.fiba.com/olympicswomen/2016/Maimouna-Diarra


Was she even in camp? When did she get signed?



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When did she get signed?

According to http://www.wnba.com/transactions/ , today.



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so. grats to Ify for making it...I guess instead of Ruef. The Senegalese signing on the last day is just weird. I'm guessing because of contracts/cap they had to choose between AWT and TJJ. They better hope Nneka can play 40 minutes tomorrow.



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At least the Sparks will have 9 players for tomorrow night. Though I'd like to think Ruef is better than Diarra who likely hasn't even been in camp.

PG: Gray/Wiese
SG: Sims/Williams
SF: Beard/Ibekwe
PF: Jackson-Jones
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How would you like to get cut by a player who showed up in training camp on the last day. (Unless the Sparks bended the rules a little and had the Senegal Secret around before she was signed.) Wink


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How would you like to get cut by a player who showed up in training camp on the last day. (Unless the Sparks bended the rules a little and had the Senegal Secret around before she was signed.) Wink


and likely didn't even step foot into camp.



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so. grats to Ify for making it...I guess instead of Ruef. The Senegalese signing on the last day is just weird. I'm guessing because of contracts/cap they had to choose between AWT and TJJ. They better hope Nneka can play 40 minutes tomorrow.


Nneka is the WNBA's reigning Energizer Bunny, taking over for the retired Catch. Except for foul trouble, I would expect her to be able to play as long as they need her to.



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Diarra isn't listed on the Sparks' roster now. Very odd.

http://sparks.wnba.com/roster/



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You made a statement lumping the family together like it was a fact they shoot the same, that is not true. The elder and the middle samuelson have totally different shots, then you say she has a slow release and bring up aim, when in fact she was face guarded most of the time, but still was able to tie Stanfords single season 3 point record along with accuracy in the top couple of shooters in the nation for the last 2 years and yes I am saying she is accurate from beyond the arc, in fact the line didn't even seem to phase her wherever it was. And again you ignore the fact that she CAN shoot that far out which has nothing to do with release, it is called range! So don't be surprised that I questioned what you said.


I think the Samuelson family has a similar shot style with a distinctive aim and release point. With her release point I don't see her getting off 3 point shots if she is "face guarded" - unless she backs up even further and the defender remains at the 3-point line. You are ignoring the question of why she shoots that far out and is she as accurate from far out as she is at the line. Feel free to disagree - as it is just two opinions.


No you are harping on something that is not relevant and as stated by others she CAN shoot way out there with just as much accuracy. BTW the elder Samuelson shot was nothing like the middle Samuelson. The elder shot with a straight arm, low arc shot, without using her legs, the middle has way more arc catches in the pocket with her legs already under her, elbow always the same and uses a lot of backspin and uses her legs. They are not even close to being the same type of player either.

Really you don't see her getting her shot off while being face guarded, first she was face guarded in college, and what she did was get open off of screens and by conitinually moving, thats usually what players do when being face guarded. Not sure what point you are making please enlighten me as to who is getting their shot off while being face guarded without getting open to catch a ball?


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Diarra isn't listed on the Sparks' roster now. Very odd.

http://sparks.wnba.com/roster/


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PostPosted: 05/18/17 12:06 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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You made a statement lumping the family together like it was a fact they shoot the same, that is not true. The elder and the middle samuelson have totally different shots, then you say she has a slow release and bring up aim, when in fact she was face guarded most of the time, but still was able to tie Stanfords single season 3 point record along with accuracy in the top couple of shooters in the nation for the last 2 years and yes I am saying she is accurate from beyond the arc, in fact the line didn't even seem to phase her wherever it was. And again you ignore the fact that she CAN shoot that far out which has nothing to do with release, it is called range! So don't be surprised that I questioned what you said.


I think the Samuelson family has a similar shot style with a distinctive aim and release point. With her release point I don't see her getting off 3 point shots if she is "face guarded" - unless she backs up even further and the defender remains at the 3-point line. You are ignoring the question of why she shoots that far out and is she as accurate from far out as she is at the line. Feel free to disagree - as it is just two opinions.


No you are harping on something that is not relevant and as stated by others she CAN shoot way out there with just as much accuracy. BTW the elder Samuelson shot was nothing like the middle Samuelson. The elder shot with a straight arm, low arc shot, without using her legs, the middle has way more arc catches in the pocket with her legs already under her, elbow always the same and uses a lot of backspin and uses her legs. They are not even close to being the same type of player either.

Really you don't see her getting her shot off while being face guarded, first she was face guarded in college, and what she did was get open off of screens and by conitinually moving, thats usually what players do when being face guarded. Not sure what point you are making please enlighten me as to who is getting their shot off while being face guarded without getting open to catch a ball?


I don't see how you could know if Samuelson has "just as much accuracy" from some distance behind the line as at the line. They aren't keeping distance-behind-the-line stats. It think it highly unlikely that she could, both because of the extra distance, and because there is no line to let her know she is in an exact distance away.

Part of what I see as similarity between the Samuelson sisters could just be that they look alike. But to me they (as someone put it) " start their motion from fairly low", particularly for tall players.

When I talk about getting a shot off while being "face guarded" (actually "closely guarded - I don't think anyone could get a shot off while "face guarded" unless they fade away to get some space) I am referring to players like Taurasi - tall for their position, long arms and bring the ball over their head and start their shot up over their head, not down by the waist.


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PostPosted: 05/18/17 5:53 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Diarra isn't listed on the Sparks' roster now. Very odd.

http://sparks.wnba.com/roster/


Shes back nw lol somebodys watching reb 😃


just sucks for a player like Ruef to get cut in favor of her. I know it was a cap thing between Diarra & Warley-Talbert, but Ruef should be on this roster now, not Diarra who wasn't even in training camp.



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PostPosted: 05/18/17 7:18 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Could it be that Diaara was really the secret identity of Temporary Cap Hold? Or vice versa?


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Could it be that Diaara was really the secret identity of Temporary Cap Hold? Or vice versa?


Or possibly she was the real Ms. Grievance ? Laughing



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Alana Beard was the most dominant player of the WNBA's opening weekend

http://www.wnbago.com/2017/05/alana-beard-was-most-dominant-player-of.html

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Alana Beard is the most destructive defensive player in the WNBA, and is pound-for-pound, the best defensive player in basketball.



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Alana Beard was the most dominant player of the WNBA's opening weekend

http://www.wnbago.com/2017/05/alana-beard-was-most-dominant-player-of.html

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Alana Beard is the most destructive defensive player in the WNBA, and is pound-for-pound, the best defensive player in basketball.


Alana was also front runner for Final MOP until CP3 dominated the final - and deciding - game of the series. And, other than one game winning shot, it was Alana's defense that gave her the edge over all other Sparks. Whether her shot is falling or not, she affected every game of the series with her defense.



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pilight wrote:
Alana Beard was the most dominant player of the WNBA's opening weekend

http://www.wnbago.com/2017/05/alana-beard-was-most-dominant-player-of.html

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Alana Beard is the most destructive defensive player in the WNBA, and is pound-for-pound, the best defensive player in basketball.


i absolutely love! Alana's commitment to becoming the offensive player's worst nightmare every single game. Mademoiselle Defensive Intensity personified!!! Candace may be the offensive Queen, but there's no denying who the defensive Monarch is ever since she climbed aboard the U.S.S. Sparks. Very Happy



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