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PostPosted: 08/20/17 11:57 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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After that season [2015], Montgomery turned down a free-agent deal and a starting gig with the New York Liberty to remain as Whalen’s backup. The bubbly Montgomery proved terrific as a gnat-like defender and three-point threat off the bench, allowing Reeve to cut back Whalen’s minutes.


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That's eye-opening. Get your tastey documented tidbits from me. Cool


I don't think she likes New York, i remember she took over i think the WNBA twitter feed or snapchat, and she was walking down the streets of NYC complaining about how many people while walking lol saying she's not used to this talking about she from a small town. i believe it was when Minny was in town last time


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Dont know if thhis was already reported but just read on ESPN...Retirement after this season. Will be sad to see her go although she is the Thug of the WNBA for many seasons


http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/20398053/minnesota-lynx-plenette-pierson-retire-season Laughing



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Dont know if thhis was already reported but just read on ESPN...Retirement after this season. Will be sad to see her go although she as the Thug of the WNBA for many seasons


http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/20398053/minnesota-lynx-plenette-pierson-retire-season Laughing


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Dont know if thhis was already reported but just read on ESPN...Retirement after this season. Will be sad to see her go although she as the Thug of the WNBA for many seasons


http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/20398053/minnesota-lynx-plenette-pierson-retire-season Laughing


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A report out of Italy states that the Lynx will have forward Cecilia Zandalasini join them for the playoffs. They're only carrying 11 currently.


http://www.sportando.com/en/national-teams/national-teams/244811/cecilia-zandalasini-will-travel-to-the-usa-to-play-in-wnba-playoffs.html


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A report out of Italy states that the Lynx will have forward Cecilia Zandalasini join them for the playoffs. They're only carrying 11 currently.


http://www.sportando.com/en/national-teams/national-teams/244811/cecilia-zandalasini-will-travel-to-the-usa-to-play-in-wnba-playoffs.html


Shocked Shocked Shocked makes me wonder if Brunson or Whalen might be out for the start of the playoffs but if they're not using Temi at all, this just seems pointless.



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Pointless to bring in one of the best young players in Europe and potentially deepen your rotation for the playoffs, while hopefully introducing her to your franchise for future seasons?



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Nerd2 wrote:
A report out of Italy states that the Lynx will have forward Cecilia Zandalasini join them for the playoffs. They're only carrying 11 currently.


http://www.sportando.com/en/national-teams/national-teams/244811/cecilia-zandalasini-will-travel-to-the-usa-to-play-in-wnba-playoffs.html


Shocked Shocked Shocked makes me wonder if Brunson or Whalen might be out for the start of the playoffs but if they're not using Temi at all, this just seems pointless.


Not really: she can provide some practice help if nothing else. And by doing so, they lock up the rights to a young 21 year old whose team will not be in the WC next year and who would probably come over. It's pretty brilliant, actually.


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So what is the deadline for brining in a playoff ringer? (Not that the Lynx should need ringers.)

Her FIBA profile says 6'1" SF. Don't see how that helps with Whalen and Brunson possibly out, unless they think Moore can move to the 4.


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So what is the deadline for brining in a playoff ringer? (Not that the Lynx should need ringers.)

Her FIBA profile says 6'1" SF. Don't see how that helps with Whalen and Brunson possibly out, unless they think Moore can move to the 4.

I think Richyyy & Nerd both shead light on how it doesn't hurt either Wink
And Maya occatinally playing some mins at the 4 spot is nothing new.



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Pointless to bring in one of the best young players in Europe and potentially deepen your rotation for the playoffs, while hopefully introducing her to your franchise for future seasons?


I'd be willing to bet she plays less than 10 minutes.


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Pointless to bring in one of the best young players in Europe and potentially deepen your rotation for the playoffs, while hopefully introducing her to your franchise for future seasons?


I'd be willing to bet she plays less than 10 minutes.


So what? What's wrong with bringing her over even if she never logs a game minute?


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Please point out where I said there was anything wrong with it.

In fact, I've gone out of my way to argue against those who complain MN plays their starters too many minutes in another thread.


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Please point out where I said there was anything wrong with it.

In fact, I've gone out of my way to argue against those who complain MN plays their starters too many minutes in another thread.


Well if that's not what you meant, I apologize, but I read it as a retort to Richyyy's comment saying she'd only play 10 minutes (so yes it was pointless).


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but is she any better than Shao Ting who was their last cut and would have made the roster if they could've kept 12 players?



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So what is the deadline for bringing in a playoff ringer? (Not that the Lynx should need ringers.)

Her FIBA profile says 6'1" SF. Don't see how that helps with Whalen and Brunson possibly out, unless they think Moore can move to the 4.


I suppose that's a possibility since starting Pierson hasn't really produced results. The Lynx use Howard to backup the SF, so I'm not really seeing the point of bringing in a 6' forward that can't shoot a three well. Is she a physically strong player? I doubt she gets anything but garbage time in playoffs, although garbage time is kinda rare in playoffs. Also Brunson should be back for the playoffs. I dunno... it's a bit confusing. Let's get Megdal on the case.




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PostPosted: 08/22/17 12:37 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Pointless to bring in one of the best young players in Europe and potentially deepen your rotation for the playoffs, while hopefully introducing her to your franchise for future seasons?


This. I'm excited that this came through for us. Can't wait to have her for the rest of the season and hopefully having her come over for more years to come!


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PostPosted: 08/22/17 3:33 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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but is she any better than Shao Ting who was their last cut and would have made the roster if they could've kept 12 players?


Yes she is better and with a lot more potential. Augustus and Perkins are getting older. Getting a wing backup for the future is a good step



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Pointless to bring in one of the best young players in Europe and potentially deepen your rotation for the playoffs, while hopefully introducing her to your franchise for future seasons?


Will she even get to play ? Does she leap frog Temi on the depth chart ? Id hate to see a player come over and ride the bench which is probably whats going to happen here .



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toad455 wrote:
but is she any better than Shao Ting who was their last cut and would have made the roster if they could've kept 12 players?


Yes she is better and with a lot more potential. Augustus and Perkins are getting older. Getting a wing backup for the future is a good step


She's listed as a forward. Are you saying she has guard skills?



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Michelle89 wrote:
toad455 wrote:
but is she any better than Shao Ting who was their last cut and would have made the roster if they could've kept 12 players?


Yes she is better and with a lot more potential. Augustus and Perkins are getting older. Getting a wing backup for the future is a good step


She's listed as a forward. Are you saying she has guard skills?


With that 3pt ratio shown above she seems like a bigger Alicia Clark Laughing



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I doubt Zandalasini plays much, coming into a veteran team late in the season, especially one coached by Cheryl Reeve. But it does give them an extra option, and attaches a 21-year old who lit up EuroBasket Women a couple of months ago (on an otherwise weak Italian team) to the Lynx franchise. It's a smart move.

And yeah, much as I hate to say it, she probably is more ready to contribute at WNBA level than Fagbenle, except for the issue of joining an established team a week before the end of the regular season.



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I am confused was she drafted previously?


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I am confused was she drafted previously?

No, she would've been eligible in 2016, and went undrafted. So she's an unrestricted free agent in WNBA terms.



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I remember I kept checking the espn hoopz girl rankings to see where she'd end up. She was the only Top 100 recruit not to sign with a US college.

http://www.espn.com/high-school/girls-basketball/recruiting/rankings/_/class/2015







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So does that mean it could be to your advantage not to get drafted Wink


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So does that mean it could be to your advantage not to get drafted Wink


She could add a WNBA championship to her resume without much time or effort. What agent are we doing a favor for?



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Shades wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
toad455 wrote:
but is she any better than Shao Ting who was their last cut and would have made the roster if they could've kept 12 players?


Yes she is better and with a lot more potential. Augustus and Perkins are getting older. Getting a wing backup for the future is a good step


She's listed as a forward. Are you saying she has guard skills?


No she wont be bringing up the ball etc. but she is a strong player that doesnt mind contact on the drives. She can backup Maya in the future and with a solid backup PG she can also play some 2 if needed

Here some highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MI94kKgJKE



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Dont know if thhis was already reported but just read on ESPN...Retirement after this season. Will be sad to see her go although she is the Thug of the WNBA for many seasons


http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/20398053/minnesota-lynx-plenette-pierson-retire-season Laughing


So, with Plenette Pierson retiring after this season, how many former Detroit Shock players are still playing? Or is she the last one?



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Zellous played for the Shock. Ivory Latta briefly played for the Detroit Shock.



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PostPosted: 08/22/17 7:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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So, with Plenette Pierson retiring after this season, how many former Detroit Shock players are still playing? Or is she the last one?

Shavonte Zellous, Ivory Latta and Shay Murphy at a minimum, are all still around.



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Richyyy wrote:
StevenHW wrote:

So, with Plenette Pierson retiring after this season, how many former Detroit Shock players are still playing? Or is she the last one?

Shavonte Zellous, Ivory Latta and Shay Murphy at a minimum, are all still around.


I believe that's all of them



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Nixtreefan wrote:
So does that mean it could be to your advantage not to get drafted Wink


She could add a WNBA championship to her resume without much time or effort. What agent are we doing a favor for?


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WNBA 09 wrote:
Shades wrote:
Nixtreefan wrote:
So does that mean it could be to your advantage not to get drafted Wink


She could add a WNBA championship to her resume without much time or effort. What agent are we doing a favor for?


DD listen up


How is somebody not going to draft her? Surprised



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http://www.shatteredbackboard.com/2017/08/22/cecilia-zandalasini-play-lynx-wnba-playoffs/

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But to bring in a player with the skills Zandalasini basically just for a postseason run has more than a few people thinking this just doesn’t seem right.


How is a team signing a player "not right"?



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http://www.shatteredbackboard.com/2017/08/22/cecilia-zandalasini-play-lynx-wnba-playoffs/

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But to bring in a player with the skills Zandalasini basically just for a postseason run has more than a few people thinking this just doesn’t seem right.


How is a team signing a player "not right"?


First of all....

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To the point where a Chicago Sky or Dallas Wings team who goes into the postseason with a lot of momentum and plays solid basketball could feasibly beat them and end their season early.


Chicago is a lock for the playoffs? They looked suspiciously tepid in the last game.

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Yes, the Lynx are pretty banged up with Whalen out and Rebekkah Brunson dealing with a sprained ankle. And with those injures they now have the cap space to sign a player like Zandalasini, who they no doubt would have signed sooner if they could.


The injuries have nothing to do with the cap space. The Lynx went with 11 players all season and apparently they have enough cap space to sign a player for a couple of weeks. I'm skeptical how helpful even a player who did well during eurobasket can do being thrown into the deep end of the WNBA, but why is taking advantage of all your legal options considered shady?

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to just be able reach out and sign the one of the best players in Europe for the postseason seems like an unfair advantage.


Better than Torrens? How come nobody drafted her if she's so good?

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The WNBA is struggling to make money the way it is. They're supposed to finance a minor league?



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Um, who are the "some" who find this "shady"? I'm sure there may be "some" uninformed people out there, but there was nothing shady at all about signing an available player with available cap space. Richyyy predicted that the Lynx might sign someone with about 2 weeks left in the season before the season even began.

And I highly doubt this signing has anything to do with fearing Chicago or Dallas. Not to mention, he does realize that those teams would have to beat the Lynx in a 5 game series, right? While anything can happen in professional sports, I don't think that idea is keeping the Lynx up at night.



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Shades wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
Shades wrote:
Nixtreefan wrote:
So does that mean it could be to your advantage not to get drafted Wink


She could add a WNBA championship to her resume without much time or effort. What agent are we doing a favor for?


DD listen up


How is somebody not going to draft her? Surprised


Well everyone here seems to think shes not going to be a good player so why even waste the draft pick right ??? Cool Cool



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Will Alba ever come over ? Does Connecticut still hold her rights ? She could be the next international star in this league but i feel she has given up on the W.



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Zandasalini had her Jeff Van Gundy look-alike coach a little upset one day.



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Chantel Osahor hired as graduate assistant at Drake.

https://summitthoops.com/2017/08/23/chantel-osahor-drake-coach/



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Chantel Osahor hired as graduate assistant at Drake.

https://summitthoops.com/2017/08/23/chantel-osahor-drake-coach/


cool. Very Happy Just don't imitate her shooting style.



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Better than Torrens? How come nobody drafted her if she's so good?


She's still relatively young, but I had hoped Chicago would pounce on her but it appears Minny beat us to the bunch.

Side note- It'll be interesting if Alba decides to join her fellow Spaniard Leticia Romero next year in Connecticut. That team would be loaded if you add those two.

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double post.



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Zandasalini had her Jeff Van Gundy look-alike coach a little upset one day.



Adjusting to Reeve should be easy after playing for a guy like that.

I've had a change of heart on this. I say good for the Lynx to go out and find some talent instead of sitting on their tails and doing nothing or just signing one of the "usual suspects" floating around the periphery of the WNBA.


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Better than Torrens? How come nobody drafted her if she's so good?


She's still relatively young, but I had hoped Chicago would pounce on her but it appears Minny beat us to the punch.


You were hoping they'd draft her because Zanda-mania seems like a very very recent phenomenon.

bullsky wrote:
Side note- It'll be interesting if Alba decides to join her fellow Spaniard Leticia Romero next year in Connecticut. That team would be loaded if you add those two.


I'm 99.9% sure that adding a Spanish team member is an idea Miller stole from the basement, but Romero isn't a prominent member of the Spanish team. I'm not sure she alone is enough to draw Torrens over. Now if they were to trade Banham for prominent Spanish team member Cruz, that might seal the deal.



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I'm not convinced Romero is good enough to make it in the WNBA. I wanted the Dream to draft her so I followed her a lot. I thought she looked pretty good in the Olympics, she just disappeared a lot in college. I don't the chemistry with her the PG on FSU was that great though. Spanish NT also takes a lot time out of seasons for real Spanish nationals so that's an issue too. I really think Romero would have a hard time making the Suns roster.


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I think Romero struggled playing off the ball during her senior year, it wasn't her natural position. I'm not sure why Semrau flip-flopped her and Brittney Brown but she looked more pro ready as a Junior when she was the primary point guard.


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PickledGinger wrote:
I think Romero struggled playing off the ball during her senior year, it wasn't her natural position. I'm not sure why Semrau flip-flopped her and Brittney Brown but she looked more pro ready as a Junior when she was the primary point guard.


Yeah - she would look great one game and then be completely absent the next. I even went to a GA Tech game to watch her in person and it was one of her no shows, but I did think things just didn't go well when Brown was running the point.


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