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PostPosted: 10/18/17 1:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Chicago doesn't really need A'ja Wilson as much as Indy and Las Vegas. Being a SA Stars fan/supporter, of course I'm hoping for LVS to get her but, if not, I'd prefer Indy to help balance the league competition and maybe help keep them viable.

With no Lottery date announced, could it be that another team is in trouble and being shopped for a sale or going defunct?

Another factor: "Will all the current Stars' players want to move to Las Vegas or will some ask to be traded?"

For example, Jefferson's from the Dallas area. Would she rather play in/for Dallas? Would she prefer to play in Seattle with her buddies Stewie, Loyd, and KML?

You can be sure that the WNBA will keep us informed...



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PostPosted: 10/18/17 1:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

RavenDog wrote:
Chicago doesn't really need A'ja Wilson as much as Indy and Las Vegas. Being a SA Stars fan/supporter, of course I'm hoping for LVS to get her but, if not, I'd prefer Indy to help balance the league competition and maybe help keep them viable.

With no Lottery date announced, could it be that another team is in trouble and being shopped for a sale or going defunct?

Another factor: "Will all the current Stars' players want to move to Las Vegas or will some ask to be traded?"

For example, Jefferson's from the Dallas area. Would she rather play in/for Dallas? Would she prefer to play in Seattle with her buddies Stewie, Loyd, and KML?

You can be sure that the WNBA will keep us informed...


Jefferson is actually from the Houston area , just played on an AAU team based from dallas . She has never lived in this area . (Dallas)



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PostPosted: 10/18/17 2:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
RavenDog wrote:
Chicago doesn't really need A'ja Wilson as much as Indy and Las Vegas. Being a SA Stars fan/supporter, of course I'm hoping for LVS to get her but, if not, I'd prefer Indy to help balance the league competition and maybe help keep them viable.

With no Lottery date announced, could it be that another team is in trouble and being shopped for a sale or going defunct?

Another factor: "Will all the current Stars' players want to move to Las Vegas or will some ask to be traded?"

For example, Jefferson's from the Dallas area. Would she rather play in/for Dallas? Would she prefer to play in Seattle with her buddies Stewie, Loyd, and KML?



You can be sure that the WNBA will keep us informed...


Jefferson is actually from the Houston area , just played on an AAU team based from dallas . She has never lived in this area . (Dallas)


Moriah Jefferson was born in Dallas, Texas on March 8, 1994. Her hometown is Glenn Heights, Texas a suburb of Dallas, Texas.

You may be thinking of Ogwumike or somebody else....



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RavenDog wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
RavenDog wrote:
Chicago doesn't really need A'ja Wilson as much as Indy and Las Vegas. Being a SA Stars fan/supporter, of course I'm hoping for LVS to get her but, if not, I'd prefer Indy to help balance the league competition and maybe help keep them viable.

With no Lottery date announced, could it be that another team is in trouble and being shopped for a sale or going defunct?

Another factor: "Will all the current Stars' players want to move to Las Vegas or will some ask to be traded?"

For example, Jefferson's from the Dallas area. Would she rather play in/for Dallas? Would she prefer to play in Seattle with her buddies Stewie, Loyd, and KML?



You can be sure that the WNBA will keep us informed...


Jefferson is actually from the Houston area , just played on an AAU team based from dallas . She has never lived in this area . (Dallas)


Moriah Jefferson was born in Dallas, Texas on March 8, 1994. Her hometown is Glenn Heights, Texas a suburb of Dallas, Texas.

You may be thinking of Ogwumike or somebody else....


You are correct i do apologize . The heights portion made me think of houston . Moriah is from Glenn heights right outside of Desoto , Tx a suburb of Dallas.



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PostPosted: 10/18/17 2:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
RavenDog wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
RavenDog wrote:
Chicago doesn't really need A'ja Wilson as much as Indy and Las Vegas. Being a SA Stars fan/supporter, of course I'm hoping for LVS to get her but, if not, I'd prefer Indy to help balance the league competition and maybe help keep them viable.

With no Lottery date announced, could it be that another team is in trouble and being shopped for a sale or going defunct?

Another factor: "Will all the current Stars' players want to move to Las Vegas or will some ask to be traded?"

For example, Jefferson's from the Dallas area. Would she rather play in/for Dallas? Would she prefer to play in Seattle with her buddies Stewie, Loyd, and KML?



You can be sure that the WNBA will keep us informed...


Jefferson is actually from the Houston area , just played on an AAU team based from dallas . She has never lived in this area . (Dallas)


Moriah Jefferson was born in Dallas, Texas on March 8, 1994. Her hometown is Glenn Heights, Texas a suburb of Dallas, Texas.

You may be thinking of Ogwumike or somebody else....


You are correct i do apologize . The heights portion made me think of houston . Moriah is from Glenn heights right outside of Desoto , Tx a suburb of Dallas.


You are forgiven! Laughing



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PostPosted: 10/18/17 3:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

RavenDog wrote:
Chicago doesn't really need A'ja Wilson as much as Indy and Las Vegas. Being a SA Stars fan/supporter, of course I'm hoping for LVS to get her but, if not, I'd prefer Indy to help balance the league competition and maybe help keep them viable.

With no Lottery date announced, could it be that another team is in trouble and being shopped for a sale or going defunct?

Another factor: "Will all the current Stars' players want to move to Las Vegas or will some ask to be traded?"

For example, Jefferson's from the Dallas area. Would she rather play in/for Dallas? Would she prefer to play in Seattle with her buddies Stewie, Loyd, and KML?

You can be sure that the WNBA will keep us informed...


I agree with the statement about Chicago not needing Aja either , If they get #1 & 2 Though can they really afford to pass her up ? Or do They let her drop to 3 ?



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PostPosted: 10/18/17 3:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Is Chicago supposed to move forward with Jessica Breland as their PF? Of course they need Wilson. Not in terms of "we need a franchise player" but in terms of filling a hole on the roster? Absolutely.


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Is Chicago supposed to move forward with Jessica Breland as their PF? Of course they need Wilson. Not in terms of "we need a franchise player" but in terms of filling a hole on the roster? Absolutely.


Coates will be ready next season . Her and Dolson will most likely be there starters in the post . Adding wilson to go with breland ? Do they really need 4 posts in which probably 1 wont get off the bench ?



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PostPosted: 10/18/17 3:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
Aladyyn wrote:
Is Chicago supposed to move forward with Jessica Breland as their PF? Of course they need Wilson. Not in terms of "we need a franchise player" but in terms of filling a hole on the roster? Absolutely.


Coates will be ready next season . Her and Dolson will most likely be there starters in the post . Adding wilson to go with breland ? Do they really need 4 posts in which probably 1 wont get off the bench ?


What makes you believe that Dolson-Coates will work better than Dolson-Boyette? Sure, Coates is probably better than Boyette, but Dolson seriously struggled in that kind of frontcourt early this season.

To me, Wilson+DeShields sounds like the perfect draft scenario for the Sky.


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The Sky should draft the two BEST players available.
It does not matter if they get a post, wing, or a guard.
They need to draft the players that fit into the scheme on how they want to play. Stocks should draft players that she wants and NOT worry about drafting the most popular players.



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Please no more double-center lineups. It was terrible with Dolson and Boyette and would be terrible with Dolson and Coates. Neither player can defend opposing 4s and Coates has no game outside of 5 feet. The Sky want to play fast, and this would be the worst possible frontcourt combination for that strategy.



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Please no more double-center lineups. It was terrible with Dolson and Boyette and would be terrible with Dolson and Coates. Neither player can defend opposing 4s and Coates has no game outside of 5 feet. The Sky want to play fast, and this would be the worst possible frontcourt combination for that strategy.


I would be surprised if Coates got a lot of playing time next year.



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myrtle wrote:
sigur3 wrote:
Please no more double-center lineups. It was terrible with Dolson and Boyette and would be terrible with Dolson and Coates. Neither player can defend opposing 4s and Coates has no game outside of 5 feet. The Sky want to play fast, and this would be the worst possible frontcourt combination for that strategy.


I would be surprised if Coates got a lot of playing time next year.


Has there been a decision on Coates? Is she going to play for Chicago?



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RavenDog wrote:
myrtle wrote:
sigur3 wrote:
Please no more double-center lineups. It was terrible with Dolson and Boyette and would be terrible with Dolson and Coates. Neither player can defend opposing 4s and Coates has no game outside of 5 feet. The Sky want to play fast, and this would be the worst possible frontcourt combination for that strategy.


I would be surprised if Coates got a lot of playing time next year.


Has there been a decision on Coates? Is she going to play for Chicago?


She hasn't signed yet but I've spoken to her at Sky games and she seemed committed to the franchise. You can probably pencil her in.



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sigur3 wrote:
RavenDog wrote:
myrtle wrote:
sigur3 wrote:
Please no more double-center lineups. It was terrible with Dolson and Boyette and would be terrible with Dolson and Coates. Neither player can defend opposing 4s and Coates has no game outside of 5 feet. The Sky want to play fast, and this would be the worst possible frontcourt combination for that strategy.


I would be surprised if Coates got a lot of playing time next year.


Has there been a decision on Coates? Is she going to play for Chicago?


She hasn't signed yet but I've spoken to her at Sky games and she seemed committed to the franchise. You can probably pencil her in.

Would be nice from a Sky perspective if she played for someone overseas to make re-entering the draft impossible, though. Has she joined an overseas team yet?



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Diamond Deshields Scored 20 Pts & 5 Boards Against Kayla McBrides Yakin Dogu Team In a losing effort..93-83!



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Richyyy wrote:
sigur3 wrote:
RavenDog wrote:
myrtle wrote:
sigur3 wrote:
Please no more double-center lineups. It was terrible with Dolson and Boyette and would be terrible with Dolson and Coates. Neither player can defend opposing 4s and Coates has no game outside of 5 feet. The Sky want to play fast, and this would be the worst possible frontcourt combination for that strategy.


I would be surprised if Coates got a lot of playing time next year.


Has there been a decision on Coates? Is she going to play for Chicago?


She hasn't signed yet but I've spoken to her at Sky games and she seemed committed to the franchise. You can probably pencil her in.

Would be nice from a Sky perspective if she played for someone overseas to make re-entering the draft impossible, though. Has she joined an overseas team yet?


Good question! I have not seen her listed anywhere now we must begin our research or *Cough Cough* Pilight....



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Nevada native Gabby Williams of UConn weighs in on WNBA coming to Las Vegas

http://elmcitytoeaglevillenhr.blogspot.com/2017/10/nevada-native-gabby-williams-of-uconn.html

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"It's pretty far for me like eight hours so it is not really home," Williams said. "I was kind of sad because I heard there were rumors that they were moving to the Bay Area or Sacramento."

Sacramento is about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Williams' hometown of Sparks, Nevada while Las Vegas is only slightly closer to her home than Los Angeles is.

"It is exciting because it is closer than any other team," Williams said.


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"Basketball is not really that big in Nevada as far as women's basketball so hopefully having a WNBA team there will hopefully grow the popularity of it and hopefully encourage some of the younger girls in Nevada to start playing basketball," Williams said.


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Speaking of the 2018 WNBA Draft, don't look for Napheesa Collier's name to be among the draft prospects.

Collier would be eligible for the draft since she turns 22 in 2018, however when I spoke to her on Monday in Philadelphia, she made it clear that she intends on playing all four seasons with the Huskies.

"I want to be here as long as I can and learn as much as I can from the coaches so I am not thinking about it," Collier said.



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Coates & Dolson seem like similar types of post players. I don't think having them on the court together will do them much good. Coates will back-up Dolson at center and Parker will back-up Breland at PF.



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The reason the brouhaha happened in the first place was that no-one would take Plum and SA ended up with her thinking they would be able to trade for what they really wanted, they couldn't and they were not happy about that.


What did they want? There were at least a couple of trade rumors and I believe those rumors. Did San Antonio get too greedy? They showed a live stream interview with Reilly. She said they wanted Plum on the team, and she seemed genuine to me.

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People may have changed their mind or not but who knows, she doesn't seem like a player Laimbeer likes.


Who knows what he likes since he hasn't had complete control for a couple of years. Now that he has complete control, will he switch back to his big lead guard style? He's got three small ones now (including Colson), so it looks like he'll have to be bit flexible unless he blows up the team... which I'm not seeing but you never know.

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I don't doubt that Wilson will probably go 1 but she is who she is a big body left hand dominant 6'3" post.


Oh, using the make her look shorter than she really is technique.

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She is no where near as athletic as Nneka.


She's at least 2 inches taller than Nneka, and why are we talking about Nneka? Has there been a trade proposal? Nneka is already 6 years in. Won't be long before Clay is calling her old. High energy post players tend to slow down with age. She might have to change her style for the long haul. Could explain why she's adding some perimeter to her game, like Glory Johnson.

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There is a huge difference between playing in the paint in the W and playing in the paint in college where there are currently very few bigs and a lot of undersized posts.


Yeah, and Nneka is trending toward the undersized post.


First I guess Plums agent got her panties in a bunch because they knew that SA really wanted Plum and were going to start her at the PG position or have you forgotten how that went down.

Second I wasn't referring to size for Laimbeer, I was referring to his defensive minded approach to the game.

I am no trying to make Wilson look shorter, it is called the eye test, I saw Stewart as taller very recently, she could be about 6' 4" which made Wilson about 6' 3" and as I stated she has a big body which will help her but she is not as athletic as a player like Nneka who I agree is shorter and has to use her athleticism against bigger posts in the W.

And as why I was talking about Nneka was in reference to a comment comparing Wilson to Nneka.


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toad455 wrote:
Coates & Dolson seem like similar types of post players. I don't think having them on the court together will do them much good. Coates will back-up Dolson at center and Parker will back-up Breland at PF.


That sounds really bad. Maybe the Sky really do need Wilson more than any of the other teams Wink


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Aladyyn wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Coates & Dolson seem like similar types of post players. I don't think having them on the court together will do them much good. Coates will back-up Dolson at center and Parker will back-up Breland at PF.


That sounds really bad. Maybe the Sky really do need Wilson more than any of the other teams Wink


Coates & Dolson are not the same type of players . Dolson has more of a outside game and offensive game period for that matter. Coates reminds me of a Cheryl ford type , rebounding and defense . Wont look for too much offense out of her.



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WNBA 09 wrote:
Aladyyn wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Coates & Dolson seem like similar types of post players. I don't think having them on the court together will do them much good. Coates will back-up Dolson at center and Parker will back-up Breland at PF.


That sounds really bad. Maybe the Sky really do need Wilson more than any of the other teams Wink


Coates & Dolson are not the same type of players . Dolson has more of a outside game and offensive game period for that matter. Coates reminds me of a Cheryl ford type , rebounding and defense . Wont look for too much offense out of her.


Confused

Cheryl Ford averaged double digits in all but two season of her career, in era when scoring was lower league-wide.


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I think people are being over dramatic about Breland. Sure she's not ideal, but she did average career highs in scoring, and rebounding this season. Grab a combo of Deshields/Mitchell/Williams, she'll be fine starting. That being said Wilson would look good in Sky Blue.



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PUmatty wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
Aladyyn wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Coates & Dolson seem like similar types of post players. I don't think having them on the court together will do them much good. Coates will back-up Dolson at center and Parker will back-up Breland at PF.


That sounds really bad. Maybe the Sky really do need Wilson more than any of the other teams Wink


Coates & Dolson are not the same type of players . Dolson has more of a outside game and offensive game period for that matter. Coates reminds me of a Cheryl ford type , rebounding and defense . Wont look for too much offense out of her.


Confused

Cheryl Ford averaged double digits in all but two season of her career, in era when scoring was lower league-wide.


Right , but she did not have a great offensive arsenal . Most of her points where trashcan points . She owned the glass and got alot of put backs. I can recall maybe 1 or 2 post moves she contained . A back down power drop step then she improved her face up game a bit as the years passed. But to be honest she was always Detroits 3rd or 4th Option during the championship years. #1 Nolan #2-3 Swin Or Katie whichever order you prefer. Pre-Katie #1 Nolan #2 Swin #3 Cheryl & at times it was Ruth Riley.



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PUmatty wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
Aladyyn wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Coates & Dolson seem like similar types of post players. I don't think having them on the court together will do them much good. Coates will back-up Dolson at center and Parker will back-up Breland at PF.


That sounds really bad. Maybe the Sky really do need Wilson more than any of the other teams Wink


Coates & Dolson are not the same type of players . Dolson has more of a outside game and offensive game period for that matter. Coates reminds me of a Cheryl ford type , rebounding and defense . Wont look for too much offense out of her.


Confused

Cheryl Ford averaged double digits in all but two season of her career, in era when scoring was lower league-wide.


Ford was always underestimated when she was playing, so it shouldn't be surprising when the same happens now that she's retired.



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pilight wrote:
PUmatty wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
Aladyyn wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Coates & Dolson seem like similar types of post players. I don't think having them on the court together will do them much good. Coates will back-up Dolson at center and Parker will back-up Breland at PF.


That sounds really bad. Maybe the Sky really do need Wilson more than any of the other teams Wink


Coates & Dolson are not the same type of players . Dolson has more of a outside game and offensive game period for that matter. Coates reminds me of a Cheryl ford type , rebounding and defense . Wont look for too much offense out of her.


Confused

Cheryl Ford averaged double digits in all but two season of her career, in era when scoring was lower league-wide.


Ford was always underestimated when she was playing, so it shouldn't be surprising when the same happens now that she's retired.


Never underestimated her if anything just proving how stacked those Detroit teams were to have her as a 4th option. She was the most reliable player on the team when it comes to knowing she would produce a double double just about every game!



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WNBA 09 wrote:
pilight wrote:
PUmatty wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
Aladyyn wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Coates & Dolson seem like similar types of post players. I don't think having them on the court together will do them much good. Coates will back-up Dolson at center and Parker will back-up Breland at PF.


That sounds really bad. Maybe the Sky really do need Wilson more than any of the other teams Wink


Coates & Dolson are not the same type of players . Dolson has more of a outside game and offensive game period for that matter. Coates reminds me of a Cheryl ford type , rebounding and defense . Wont look for too much offense out of her.


Confused

Cheryl Ford averaged double digits in all but two season of her career, in era when scoring was lower league-wide.


Ford was always underestimated when she was playing, so it shouldn't be surprising when the same happens now that she's retired.


Never underestimated her if anything just proving how stacked those Detroit teams were to have her as a 4th option. She was the most reliable player on the team when it comes to knowing she would produce a double double just about every game!


In 2006, when they won their second championship, Ford was the leading scorer on the team.



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I think people are being over dramatic about Breland. Sure she's not ideal, but she did average career highs in scoring, and rebounding this season. Grab a combo of Deshields/Mitchell/Williams, she'll be fine starting. That being said Wilson would look good in Sky Blue.


Can you contend in this league with Jessica Breland and Cheyenne Parker as your PFs, without a great 5? Look at the PFs in this year's playoffs: Brunson (+Fowles at C), Parker/Nneka, EDD/Meesseman, A. Thomas, Charles, Stewart, Johnson. Phoenix was the only team without an all-star player at the position, but at least they have Griner at C. The Sky need to get better at the 4 and A'Ja Wilson is the most straightforward avenue. If they don't get the #1 they should be dangling one of their picks imo.


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pilight wrote:
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Coates & Dolson seem like similar types of post players. I don't think having them on the court together will do them much good. Coates will back-up Dolson at center and Parker will back-up Breland at PF.


That sounds really bad. Maybe the Sky really do need Wilson more than any of the other teams Wink


Coates & Dolson are not the same type of players . Dolson has more of a outside game and offensive game period for that matter. Coates reminds me of a Cheryl ford type , rebounding and defense . Wont look for too much offense out of her.


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Cheryl Ford averaged double digits in all but two season of her career, in era when scoring was lower league-wide.


Ford was always underestimated when she was playing, so it shouldn't be surprising when the same happens now that she's retired.


Never underestimated her if anything just proving how stacked those Detroit teams were to have her as a 4th option. She was the most reliable player on the team when it comes to knowing she would produce a double double just about every game!


In 2006, when they won their second championship, Ford was the leading scorer on the team.


She actually was tied for 1st with Deanna Nolan during the Regular season at 13.8 PPG. During the Playoffs it went this way below

#1 Nolan 17.4 PPG
#2 Smith 14.7 PPG
# 3 Ford 13.4 PPG



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PostPosted: 10/19/17 5:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
pilight wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
pilight wrote:
PUmatty wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
Aladyyn wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Coates & Dolson seem like similar types of post players. I don't think having them on the court together will do them much good. Coates will back-up Dolson at center and Parker will back-up Breland at PF.


That sounds really bad. Maybe the Sky really do need Wilson more than any of the other teams Wink


Coates & Dolson are not the same type of players . Dolson has more of a outside game and offensive game period for that matter. Coates reminds me of a Cheryl ford type , rebounding and defense . Wont look for too much offense out of her.


Confused

Cheryl Ford averaged double digits in all but two season of her career, in era when scoring was lower league-wide.


Ford was always underestimated when she was playing, so it shouldn't be surprising when the same happens now that she's retired.


Never underestimated her if anything just proving how stacked those Detroit teams were to have her as a 4th option. She was the most reliable player on the team when it comes to knowing she would produce a double double just about every game!


In 2006, when they won their second championship, Ford was the leading scorer on the team.


She actually was tied for 1st with Deanna Nolan during the Regular season at 13.8 PPG. During the Playoffs it went this way below

#1 Nolan 17.4 PPG
#2 Smith 14.7 PPG
# 3 Ford 13.4 PPG


If you round it off they were tied. 13.84 (Ford) vs 13.76 (Nolan).

In the finals Laimbeer called Ford his "best player"



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PostPosted: 10/19/17 5:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
pilight wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
pilight wrote:
PUmatty wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
Aladyyn wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Coates & Dolson seem like similar types of post players. I don't think having them on the court together will do them much good. Coates will back-up Dolson at center and Parker will back-up Breland at PF.


That sounds really bad. Maybe the Sky really do need Wilson more than any of the other teams Wink


Coates & Dolson are not the same type of players . Dolson has more of a outside game and offensive game period for that matter. Coates reminds me of a Cheryl ford type , rebounding and defense . Wont look for too much offense out of her.


Confused

Cheryl Ford averaged double digits in all but two season of her career, in era when scoring was lower league-wide.


Ford was always underestimated when she was playing, so it shouldn't be surprising when the same happens now that she's retired.


Never underestimated her if anything just proving how stacked those Detroit teams were to have her as a 4th option. She was the most reliable player on the team when it comes to knowing she would produce a double double just about every game!


In 2006, when they won their second championship, Ford was the leading scorer on the team.


She actually was tied for 1st with Deanna Nolan during the Regular season at 13.8 PPG. During the Playoffs it went this way below

#1 Nolan 17.4 PPG
#2 Smith 14.7 PPG
# 3 Ford 13.4 PPG


If you round it off they were tied. 13.84 (Ford) vs 13.76 (Nolan).

In the finals Laimbeer called Ford his "best player"


Right he called her his best player thats great ...but it was pretty obvious that Deanna was his best option. Could Cheryl really had been considered the best player if she did not raise her play or PPG for the playoffs like Katie & Tweety Both did to win that title ? 2006 vs SAC i specifically remember Katie Smith & Deanna Nolan spear heading that team. with Tweety ending as Finals MVP. Id just say Cheryl was the most reliable player for Detroit .



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PostPosted: 10/20/17 10:47 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Boy we do get off topic don't we....Sometimes I love it and sometimes I hate it because it takes so long to try to find something actually about the topic at hand.



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Code:
Team          1st    2nd    3rd    4th
-----------  -----  -----  -----  -----
Las Vegas    44.20  31.55  24.25   0.00
Indiana      27.60  31.05  31.80   9.55
Atlanta(C)   17.80  22.95  43.95  15.30
Chicago      10.40  14.45   0.00  75.15



Code:

  1st          2nd          3rd          4th          Pct
-----------  -----------  -----------  -----------  ------
Las Vegas    Indiana      Atlanta(C)   Chicago      21.86
Indiana      Las Vegas    Atlanta(C)   Chicago      16.85
Las Vegas    Atlanta(C)   Indiana      Chicago      14.10
Atlanta(C)   Las Vegas    Indiana      Chicago       9.57
Las Vegas    Chicago      Indiana      Atlanta(C)    8.24
Indiana      Atlanta(C)   Las Vegas    Chicago       6.79
Atlanta(C)   Indiana      Las Vegas    Chicago       5.98
Chicago      Las Vegas    Indiana      Atlanta(C)    5.13
Chicago      Indiana      Las Vegas    Atlanta(C)    3.96
Chicago      Indiana      Las Vegas    Atlanta(C)    3.20
Atlanta(C)   Chicago      Las Vegas    Indiana       2.25
Chicago      Atlanta(C)   Las Vegas    Indiana       2.07
-----------  -----------  -----------  -----------  ------
Total                                               100.00



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It would be cool if Bill got the #1 pick and he was able to build up this team.


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http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/usc-womens-basketball/article180223686.html

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“Like they used to say on ESPN, you can’t stop her, you can only hope to contain her,” Florida coach Cam Newbauer said. “A player of her caliber is so athletic, so long, physically gifted, and can score a multitude of ways, plus the rebounding on the defensive end, how she can affect a game. I think you just gotta limit her touches, if you can, and just try to figure out any little deficiency that you force her to try to use. ... She’s that good, to where I think she could beat you by herself.”



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http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sports/college/msu/womens-basketball/2017/10/23/back-sixth-season-branndais-agee-ready-chase-dreams-michigan-state-womens-basketball/791325001/

FWIW....Branndais Agee was ranked 28th in the Hoopgurlz class of 2012, Aerial Powers was 98th.



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Diamond Scores 22 Pts on 7/12 Shooting 9 rebounds and 4 Assists In a losing effort for Cukurova . 23.6 PPG playing with possible future teammate Erlana Larkins ?



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Check out @FLYBSKTBLLs Tweet: https://twitter.com/FLYBSKTBLL/status/919619869758443527?s=09

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Nared and Russell embrace leadership roles for Lady Vols

http://www.tnjn.com/2017/10/27/nared-russell-embrace-leadership-roles-lady-vols/

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Russell and Nared were both added to the 2017 USA Women’s Basketball U23 National Team over the summer. Nared and Russell both were in the starting five, leading the USA to a 3-0 record, and an average point differential of 20 points in the tournament.


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“I’ve never seen her more hungry and determined,” said head coach Holly Warlick of Russell at her Thursday afternoon press conference.


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After last season, Russell turned down an opportunity to play in the WNBA as a projected No. 3 overall pick, to have a chance to continue her legacy as a Lady Vol.


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Nared chalked Tennessee’s inconsistency up to a lack of leadership, which her and Russell look to provide for the young Lady Vols this season.



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Russell as a lottery pick in 2017? I guess since Dallas did pick Akhator at #3, it's possible Russell could have went at #3, too.



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Russell as a lottery pick in 2017? I guess since Dallas did pick Akhator at #3, it's possible Russell could have went at #3, too.


Maybe even #2 since she could actually play.

She probably lost about $5K/yr during her rookie contract by not leaving early. But who knows what could happen if she has an incredible year.

But she did manage to avoid the revolving door club.



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I thought the Ashland vs Ohio St preseason game might be worth noting here since OSU has several draft prospects. Ashland is the national Division 2 champion.



Kelsey Mitchell is a 4th year senior. She scored 28 pts, which is about she needs to average to break Plum's career scoring record.

Stephanie Mavunga is a 5th year senior and perennial Spooner fav. 28 pts, 23 reb, 4 ast will probably reinforce that love.

Linnae Harper is a 5th year senior, I believe. I liked her at Kentucky and she played with Mitchell at U23. She could be an under the radar prospect if she can build her PG skills. She had 17 pts, 14 reb, 6 ast.

Sierra Calhoun is a 4th year junior and is draft eligible. She's a 6'er so maybe you could describe her as a less aggressive Allisha Gray? She put up 15 pts, 3 reb.

Alexa Hart is a 4th yr senior who is sidelined with an ankle injury. It's hard to say if she'll be prominent enough to get drafted.



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looks like 5'8 Harper has been a power forward since high school, idk if the W is in future.
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With Mavunga being listed at 18 by college sports madness and the big season I see her having this year I doubt she is still on the board with NY's 2nd round pick at 22 but if she is I wouldn't be surprised to see Katie Smith push for an Ohio State Alum who can play PF and shoot the 3, seems like a good back up for Charles on a cheap contract if we try to bring in some UFAs.

At the moment for NY I like Nared or Nurse at #10 and Mavunga at #22.


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I wouldn't be shocked to see a team reach for Russell if she has a good senior season. She's really the only 1st round center out there. I can even understand her desire to stay and try and finish strong at UT. One thing I wonder, though, is whether DeShields' decision to stay was a factor influencing her decision.


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https://twitter.com/Aye_itslaylay/status/908800031414681600

Alaina Coates looking good . Could be 2018's Best kept secret , obviously shes not playing overseas still . Any word on her signing with chicago yet ? No Worries ill wait Wink



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WNBA 09 wrote:
https://twitter.com/Aye_itslaylay/status/908800031414681600

Alaina Coates looking good . Could be 2018's Best kept secret , obviously shes not playing overseas still . Any word on her signing with chicago yet ? No Worries ill wait Wink


She can't sign until Feb. If she's healthy enough to jump on a pad, how come she's not playing overseas? Hmmm... keep 'em guessing.



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Ohio State aiming for Final Four in own backyard

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For the media and fans, the storyline is irresistible: Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell and the Buckeyes possibly get to play in the season-ending showcase in Columbus, Ohio.

"We've talked about it. It would be a great thing for our program and this community," Ohio State coach Kevin McGuff said. "I don't want it at the forefront of what we do and talk about on a daily basis, but it is a reminder and kind of a backdrop type of thing, in terms of motivation."


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"[Mavunga] has had an unbelievable offseason," he said. "She's gotten in the best shape of her life. She's really taken her physical stature to another level. I've actually never been around a player, in over 20 years coaching, who's done more in terms of her diet to change her body. She's really getting up and down the floor and doing a wonderful job right now."


I'm liking her more than Spooner now. Wink

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Plum broke the previous mark of 3,393 set by Missouri State's Jackie Stiles in 2001. Based on her three-year career average of 24.5 PPG, Mitchell needs 40 games -- that means a Final Four run -- to pass Plum, according to Riley Foreman of ESPN Stats & Info. Mitchell's best single-season scoring total was 889 (26.1 PPG) as a sophomore. Even if she averaged that this season, she'd need 38 games to pass Plum.


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Lottery rescheduled for Nov. 13.
To be televised on ESPN2

http://www.wnba.com/news/2018-wnba-draft-lottery-presented-state-farm-take-place-espn2-nov-13/

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2017 – The 2018 WNBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm will be conducted on Monday, Nov. 13, in Secaucus, N.J., the WNBA announced today. The results of the lottery will be announced on ESPN2 during the 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter prior to the network’s telecast of the NCAA women’s basketball game between South Carolina and Maryland at 7 p.m. ET. The Lottery winner will secure the top pick in the WNBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm, to be held next April.

By missing the 2017 WNBA Playoffs, Las Vegas (formerly the San Antonio Stars), the Indiana Fever, Atlanta Dream and Chicago Sky have qualified for the 17th annual Lottery drawing. Atlanta’s spot in the lottery, however, belongs to Chicago, as the result of a July 31 trade in which the Sky sent Imani Boyette and Tamera Young to the Dream in exchange for Jordan Hooper and Atlanta’s first-round pick in 2018.

Lottery odds are based on the cumulative records of the two most recent regular seasons (2016 and 2017). Because the Stars had a cumulative record of 15-53, Las Vegas will have the most chances to land the top pick (442 out of 1,000) and is guaranteed at least the third pick.



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