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PostPosted: 04/14/17 4:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Osahor on ESPN's Sport Science

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PostPosted: 04/14/17 8:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm happy for Shades.

But does this mean one of Fangbenle or Osahor, or both?


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PostPosted: 04/14/17 8:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I'm happy for Shades.

But does this mean one of Fangbenle or Osahor, or both?


Whatever adds up to 11 players, so one.



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PostPosted: 04/14/17 9:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Very pleased for Tupaea to have WNBA draftee on her resume.
When you're the last pick in an awful draft, there's really no expectation of ending up on a roster, but as far as diamond in the rough picks go, I have to say it's a savvy pick by the Lynx.
Tahlia has been around aussie national teams for quite a while, so I forget how young she still is. Her WNBL impact has also been limited by some injuries. She's a natural basketball talent in a non-traditional basketball physique. I've always thought of her as a combo guard, but since Leilani Mitchell landed in Sydney this season and played pretty much 40mpg she played the SG role this season. In terms of comparisons, maybe Shoni-lite is the closest I can come up with, but less Rez-ball, more hustle. I like her, and think she has real potential.

Congrats, Tahlia! Very Happy


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Sydney University Flames teen Tahlia Tupaea drafted to WNBA club Minnesota Lynx
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The 19-year-old Penrith product was shocked at how quickly it has happened. She won't be making the move to Minnesota this year with the Lynx wanting her to play through the next WNBL season before heading over in 2018.


Thanks for the rundown Luuuc.
How far down the Aussie Nat'l team depth chart would you project her? Will be nice to follow the kid over the next few yrs.

The Opals "depth" chart at the guard positions currently reads as follows:
Leilani Mitchell, Erin Phillips, ????? Embarassed
With those two at the back end of their careers, the door is wide open. While the Opals tend to shy away from youth, I think they will also be trying to fast-track the progress of players like Tupaea & Kristy Wallace in the national program, because the current experienced options we have are not particularly inspiring to me in terms of competing for an Olympic medal.
So yeah, Tahlia will be worth keeping an eye on next WNBL season.
(or if you're super-keen, unlike me, over the aussie winter in the SEABL, where she plays for the Sydney Uni Sparks)



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PostPosted: 04/14/17 9:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Congrats Shades for getting the player you were hoping for.


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http://www.startribune.com/lynx-trade-for-washington-standout-chantel-osahor/419494253/


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Knowing the Chicago Sky had interest, the Lynx sent Keisha Hampton to the Sky in exchange for Osahor, drafted with the 21st pick Thursday. Osahor will open camp April 23 competing with Temi Fagbenli to be a backup post on a Lynx team with championship aspirations.


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"She is strong in the post,'' Reeve said of the 6-2 Osahor, who led the nation in rebounding (15.8 per game) and double-doubles (30). She had 10 or more rebounds in 31 games, had 20 or more eight times and had a Pac-12 record 30 in a game against Washington State.


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"She is deceptively quick,'' Reeve said. "She has an extremely high basketball IQ, which is appealing to us. And she's a tremendous passer out of the post. We have such great cutters, we felt it was such a good fit.''


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"That shouldn't be understated,'' Reeve said of Osahor's three-point range. "You have to go guard her.''


Depending on what kind of defense let's say PHX is playing, she could pull Griner away from the basket and find a cutting Maya Moore. If DRob is guarding her, just shoot right over her.

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Fagbenle did not play last season while finishing her graduate degree at USC. Born to a Nigerian family living in Baltimore, the family moved to Great Britain, where she grew up. At 6-5, she is an intriguing prospect who impressed the Lynx in a recent workout. She started her college career at Harvard, graduated in three years, then transferred to USC for her final year of eligibility.


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Osahor, Washington's second-leading scorer last season (behind Plum, of course), was second on the team with 140 assists. She became the second player in school history to reach 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.



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PostPosted: 04/15/17 10:16 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Fagbenli & Osahor are two very different types of players. If the Lynx didn't bring in Pierson, I'd say both would make the roster. But I'm thinking Fagbenli is the one to get cut.



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PostPosted: 04/15/17 11:12 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Fagbenli & Osahor are two very different types of players. If the Lynx didn't bring in Pierson, I'd say both would make the roster. But I'm thinking Fagbenli is the one to get cut.


You never know, maybe once she gets Osahor into camp Reeve will be like "you gotta be kidding me." Reeve is known for a short fuse and low patience with rookies. But hopefully she'll give Osahor time to build some chemistry with the team. Chemistry is an important part of her passing game.



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Do the Lynx have the cap space to carry 12 players?? Is Cruz coming over?



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PostPosted: 04/15/17 4:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Do the Lynx have the cap space to carry 12 players?? Is Cruz coming over?


No and no.


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PostPosted: 04/15/17 4:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Cruz was basically my 12th player. So they should end up with:

PG: Whalen/Jones
SG: Augustus/Montgomery
SF: Moore/Perkins
PF: Brunson/Howard/Pierson
C: Fowles/Osahor



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PostPosted: 04/15/17 5:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Megdal talking to Maya about the new Lynx rookies

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PostPosted: 04/16/17 3:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Fagbenli & Osahor are two very different types of players. If the Lynx didn't bring in Pierson, I'd say both would make the roster. But I'm thinking Fagbenli is the one to get cut.


You never know, maybe once she gets Osahor into camp Reeve will be like "you gotta be kidding me." Reeve is known for a short fuse and low patience with rookies. But hopefully she'll give Osahor time to build some chemistry with the team. Chemistry is an important part of her passing game.


Osahor is perfect - Reeve won't actually have to play her, filling the rookie role perfectly. Same for A. Jones.

I actually think Lynx are the perfect place for those two because they have the resources to help them work through their health/physical issue more than most other WNBA teams. They also don't have a pressing need to play them. Reeve is probably a bit short on people skills though. Razz


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Keyona Hayes (Miami) signs training camp contract


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PostPosted: 04/18/17 1:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Keyona Hayes (Miami) signs training camp contract


Interesting choice. Starter for Miami the last couple of years



Maybe a filler in case Howard arrives late.... or is she done overseas?



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PostPosted: 04/18/17 3:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
Osahor on ESPN's Sport Science

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.espn.com/core/video/iframe?id=15117791&endcard=false" allowfullscreen frameborder="0"></iframe>



LOVED that ESPN did this for Osahor. Was a very interesting analysis.


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PostPosted: 04/18/17 5:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Moriah Mack signed a training camp contract with the Minnesota Lynx

http://nmstatesports.com/news/2017/4/18/womens-basketball-mack-inks-contract-with-minnesotalynx.aspx


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The move makes Mack just the second player in Aggie women's basketball history to sign a contract with a WNBA franchise.



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PostPosted: 04/18/17 9:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lynx sign Shao Ting

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Shao, 27, averaged 12.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting 55.2% from the floor in 41 games this season, finishing the year as the team’s second-leading scorer behind Fowles


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PostPosted: 04/18/17 10:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

MIN should have the advantage in the China pipeline. I believe they have a minority owner from China?



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PostPosted: 04/18/17 10:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Minn looks almost set to me, can any of these new signees breakthrough below

Whalen/A. Jones
Augustus/Montgomery
Moore/Perkins
Brunson/Howard/Pierson
Fowles/Osahor or Fagbenle

Also is ther any chance with Pierson on board that Howard might see some minutes at the SF spot as well as the PF spot?


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PostPosted: 04/18/17 10:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I know you probably do your depth chart like that for aesthetics, but I like seeing it more literal (especially for my team). AJones is unlikely to be the first backup for Whalen.


Whalen/Montgomery
Augustus/Perkins/AJones
Moore
Brunson/Howard
Fowles/Pierson/(Osahor, Fagbenle, or Hayes)

Fingers crossed for Osahor
I think she could have a following of people fascinated by her
Best-selling jersey for Lynx? Hard to beat Moore, I suppose

What is it about the #35/#36 pick for the Lynx?
Asia Taylor makes the team
Walitea Rolle very nearly makes the team (Reeve didn't want to cut her)
Now Fagbenle is threatening to make the team



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PostPosted: 04/18/17 11:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Yeah I do like the roster to look prettier with a certain shape. Montgomery is definitely a PG and going to get more minutes than Jones, but I hate having no one backing up the three.

Also, the reason I asked about Howard at the SF spot is to get both her and Pierson minutes, and I wouldn't feel too confident playing either at the Center spot. That is why I kept putting Osahor at the 12 spot in my mocks, someone has to back up Fowles 7-10 minutes a night and I didn't think Pierson or Howard were right for the spot, I also had forgotten about Fagbenle.


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PostPosted: 04/19/17 1:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

UM's Keyona Hayes signs with Minnesota Lynx

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-hurricanes/fl-sp-keyona-hayes-lynx-20170419-story.html

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As a redshirt senior this past season, the 6-foot-1 Hayes averaged 10.3 points and a team-high 6.1 rebounds per game. She finished her Miami career 21st on the Hurricanes all-time scoring list with 1,141 points and was ninth in rebounding with 754 boards.

She also had 14 double-doubles during her time at Miami.


Osahor had 42 career double-doubles, 30 in her senior year alone.

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With Hayes’ signing and Motley’s being drafted by Indiana, the Hurricanes are set to have two former players and teammates in a WNBA camp for the first time since 2012 when Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams were both top-20 draft picks.

Hayes is also the first Miami player to sign a free agent deal since Shawnice Wilson did the same in 2013, also with the Lynx.



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PostPosted: 04/19/17 5:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shoa Ting doesn't really look 6' to me. She has a helacious spin move and China/Euro-step. Intriguing prospect, but there's really no room for her. I wonder what the Lynx are thinking? Have they figured out a way to go with 12?

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PostPosted: 04/19/17 6:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The Dream would have room for her, if it doesn't work out in the Twin Cities.


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The Dream would have room for her, if it doesn't work out in the Twin Cities.


Okay, Cooper Smile



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PostPosted: 04/20/17 7:41 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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The Dream would have room for her, if it doesn't work out in the Twin Cities.


Okay, Cooper Smile


So was she one of Maya's team mates in China?


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The Dream would have room for her, if it doesn't work out in the Twin Cities.


Okay, Cooper Smile


So was she one of Maya's team mates in China?


I'm not sure about that, but she was Fowles' teammate this off-season.



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PostPosted: 04/20/17 8:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

James Wade nouvel assistant coach d’Ekaterinburg !
https://www.ladyhoop.com/fr/james-wade-nouvel-assistant-coach-dekaterinburg/

Translation of story about Lynx's new assistant being hired as an assistant for Ekaterinburg

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James Wade's career as a coach takes a new turn. The former technician of Montpellier will spend the summer on the bench of Minnesota Lynx where he was hired as assistant coach. Then it is in Russia that he will sail next season since he has just been appointed assistant coach to ... Ekaterinburg according to our sources. The husband of Edwige Lawson-Wade joined the great Russian stable after years at BLMA.

Ekat ', which hosts some of the best players in the world (Diana Taurasi, Alba Torrends, Deanna Nolan, Emme Meesseman, Brittney Griner, Sancho Lyttle ...), failed again at the Euroleague final last week and finished 3rd of Final Four in front of USK Prague. The Russian club remains, despite this new failure, one of the references on the European level. It remains to be seen what will remain of the current enrollment at the beginning of the school year.

A good career progression for the former professional player. Does Wade impact on the possible recruitment of a French player, as could be the case with Lisa Berkani's draft in Minnesota? To be continued ...



I'm not sure how I feel about the new assistant intermingling with opposing team players, but he might be able to scope out some foreign talent.



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Training camp roster at the bottom



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Breanna Richardson? Why not be quicker on the draw and grab Okorie?
I'm supposed to be helping my Lynx, not Laimbeer. Smile


BIG O! Interesting that she was draft eligible in 2016.



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PostPosted: 04/21/17 8:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shao on a mission in Minnesota

http://www.pressreader.com/china/china-daily/20170422/281968902567990

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Shao Ting is vowing to make the most of her preseason tryout opportunity with the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA.


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Shao and Lynx center Sylvia Fowles have led Beijing Great Wall to two consecutive Women’s Chinese Basketball Association titles.

“The Lynx signed me to take part in their training camp. For me, it’s mainly about learning as I am really looking forward to experiencing the intensity of the highest level of the game,” Shao said before departing for the US on Friday.


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Beijing-based All Star International Sports, the agency representing Shao, later confirmed she was signed to a non-guaranteed deal to take part in the Lynx training camp, which opens on Sunday, and two preseason games next month.

If she secures a contract, Shao will be the fifth Chinese to suit up in the WNBA, after former national team star Zheng Haixia, Sui Feifei, Miao Lijie and Chen Nan.


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Her WNBA trial has earned approval from national team head coach Xu Limin, who also helms Beijing Great Wall.

“China hasn’t seen a player in the WNBA for a long time so I feel really proud for Shao to have the chance to represent China in the US,” said Xu.

“It’s an opportunity to learn and improve, although her stay might conflict with our national team training arrangement. Still, I hope more Chinese players will follow her to higher-level competition.”



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PostPosted: 04/21/17 8:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shao Ting needs to beat out Alexis Jones for a spot basically. Do the Lynx really need both Montgomery and Jones? They could have:

PG: Whalen/Montgomery
SG: Augustus/Perkins
SF: Moore/Shao
PF: Brunson/Pierson/Howard
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PostPosted: 04/21/17 9:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

A. Jones to SA for The Stars 2nd round pick in 18

SA needs the guards A. Jones would probably be the fourth best guard on the Stars roster (and provides a little security if something weird happens with Plum.)

Minn if they go with 11 and want to keep Shao probably can't also keep Jones anyway so SA could risk it and wait for the waiver wire, but I'm sure Minn would welcome pick #13-18 (being very optimistic) for their first round pick this year.


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PostPosted: 04/21/17 9:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Naw, it's just a learning experience for Ting. That's why I bolded that.
The first round pick gets a chance or Reeve will never hear the end of it.



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http://strib.mn/2ofWK8K

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http://strib.mn/2ofWK8K

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“We know we have to be better than we were last year,” Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve says. “That fuels us.”



No coach Reeve,you need to be better.......I understand "we'' includes you,but your poor game 5 coaching played a huge role in minnesota losing the championship.


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Calling Spacejunkie!


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Calling Spacejunkie!


For what?


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Calling Spacejunkie!


For what?


Commentary on Reeves' comments.....


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Calling Spacejunkie!


For what?


Commentary on Reeves' comments.....


Who gets credit for being the first WNBA coach to lead two different franchise to WNBA titles? Brian Agler or Cheryl Reeve? Hopefully Reeve doesn't decide to win a title for yet another franchise besides the Lynx again this year. Crying or Very sad


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O-dawg sighting




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Maya, Plenette, Shao, and Reeve talking to the media after Day 1









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New Lynx signing Shao Ting: ‘I think I’m a star, too’

http://www.twincities.com/2017/04/24/new-lynx-signing-shao-ting-i-think-im-a-star-too/

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Shao, who arrived in Minnesota days before the start of training camp, has to adjust to a time difference, the Western culture and the highest level of competition the world has to offer. That’s a lot to take in.


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Shao, who signed with the Lynx last week, faces an uphill battle to earn a roster spot in training camp but recognizes this as an opportunity to display the level of women’s basketball in China.


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A translator was used to answer the first couple of questions before Shao was asked if Fowles taught her any English while the two were playing China.

“I can speak English,” she said. “I’m just a little nervous, because I never speak English in China, just to talk to Syl.”


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Is it a little intimidating to practice with such a star-studded roster?

“No,” Shao said, “I think I’m a star, too.”



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PostPosted: 04/24/17 1:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I would love to see Ting make the roster. I am all for more international flavor in the W.


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It wouldn't embed, but here is 15 min of interviews from the first day of camp
http://kstp.com/sports/minnesota-lynx-open-training-camp-hungry-for-another-championship/4462062/



O-Dawg and Fowles kinda side-by-side
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More Ting hype

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/04/24/shao-ting-lynx-training-camp/


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She’s here largely because of the Wolves’ and Lynx’ new minority owner from China.

“China is very passionate about their women’s league, and China’s very interested in the WNBA,” said Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve. “And so, we thought it would be great if we could kind of designate a spot in our training camp for a player that was interested, and kind of exposing them to our league.”



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PickledGinger wrote:
I would love to see Ting make the roster. I am all for more international flavor in the W.


We've already got players who are citizens many countries including Azerbaijan, Belarus, Hungary, Turkey, Russia, Slovakia (or is it Slovenia?) and others. And that's just the Americans......


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