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PostPosted: 08/19/18 5:58 pm    ::: 2019 WNBA Mock Draft Reply Reply with quote


This unique 6’7 prospect for 2019 took a fairly motley crew to the NCAA Finals two years in a row, but NBD

Lottery odds for first 4 picks
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Team     1st    2nd    3rd    4th
——       -----  -----  -----  -----
IND      44.20  31.55  24.25   0.00
LVA      27.60  31.05  31.80   9.55
CHI      17.80  22.95  43.95  15.30
NYL      10.40  14.45   0.00  75.15



First Round
1. LVA
2. NYL
3. IND
4. CHI
5. DAL
6. MIN
7. LAS
8. PHX
9. CON
10.WAS
11. ATL
12. SEA

Second Round [Pick #21 & #23 could flip depending on which second round pick involved in trade]
13. PHX [From LVA in 2/2/18 Bone trade. Pick origin from IND in 2/1/18 Alexander trade]
14. NYL
15. CHI
16. MIN [From LVA through 4/12/18 Park/Lawrence trade]
17. DAL
18. MIN
19. LAS
20. MIN [From PHX in 3/7/18 Robinson trade]
21. ATL [From CON in 4/12/18 Holmes trade]
22. DAL [From WAS in 7/23/18 Powers trade]
23. CON [From ATL in 7/19/18 Clarendon trade]
24. SEA

Third Round
25. IND
26. NYL
27. CHI
28. IND [From LVA in 2/1/18 Alexander trade]
29. DAL
30. MIN
31. LAS
32. PHX
33. CON
34. WAS
35. ATL
36. SEA

Prominent Eligibles
Sabrina Ionescu G ORE
Tiana Mangakahia G SYR
Tynice Martin G WVU
Destiny Slocum G OSU



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PostPosted: 08/19/18 7:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Didn't Seattle and Minnesota agree to swap first round picks in the Howard deal?

Nvm. Did my research 'Minnesota will have the right to exercise a swap of 2019 first round picks.' Im sure they're going to keep their pick.



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PostPosted: 08/19/18 7:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

hangtyme24 wrote:
Didn't Seattle and Minnesota agree to swap first round picks in the Howard deal?


Minnesota has the option to swap picks, which they wouldn’t want to do now.



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PostPosted: 08/19/18 9:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I believe you have the 13th and 16th picks switched. Minnesota gets LVA's 2nd Round pick (#16). Phoenix gets the Indiana pick that LVA acquired in the Alexander trade (#13).


http://aces.wnba.com/news/aces-acquire-all-star-kelsey-bone-from-phoenix-mercury/

http://lynx.wnba.com/news/lynx-make-trade-draft-night-add-two-pieces-including-familiar-face/



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PostPosted: 08/19/18 9:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Okay, I’ll go by that. Now how about the CON & ATL second round picks?



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PostPosted: 08/19/18 10:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
hangtyme24 wrote:
Didn't Seattle and Minnesota agree to swap first round picks in the Howard deal?


Minnesota has the option to swap picks, which they wouldn’t want to do now.


I'm not sure. It wouldn't be as bad a decision as the original deal. Laughing


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PostPosted: 08/19/18 11:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

-Notes: this assumes Brianna Turner is healthy and performs to her old standards (she could go even higher?) or at best replaces Sancho or is the 4 of the future for BG; and assumes the young Aussie does fairly well in the World Cup.
-How good can Anigwe be? If she has a better year maybe PHX takes the local kid over Turner?
-Maybe Ogunbowale is too low here and likely gone by 5/6
-Does Indiana take Durr first like Howard M claims? Does that make too many guards in Indiana or do you figure Cappie and Wheeler are not the answer and you can’t rely on the Mitchells being elite or Shenise Johnson ever going back to her highest form? Not sure how you pass up 6’7 but again not sure how you give the reins of the Fever to Pokey. To TM is the rebounding queen and the top pick.
-Li Yeuru from China is 6’7 and will be 20 years old next draft. Could be a Second Round player perhaps? Unclear on how she would perform in wnba competition but she doesn’t seem elite yet
- Not sold on Mabrey as a pro. But she’s tough and competitive- is she better than fellow Irish Natalie Novosel? Don’t know.
- NYL need a body to offset Charles. Not sure Iowa’s post extraordinaire is the answer

Anyway, always a fun exercise...plz take with a grain of salt.

First Round
1. IND Tearia McCowan, Mississippi State
2. LVA Kalani Brown, Baylor
3. CHI Asia Durr, Louisville
4. NYL Katie Lou Samuelson, Conn
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5. DAL Napheesa Collier, Conn
6. MIN Jessica Shepard, Notre Dame
7. LAS Eizyoda Magbegor, Aus
8. PHX Brianna Turner, Notre Dame
9. CON Kristine Anigwe, California
10.WAS Arike Ogunbowale, Notre Dame
11. ATL Caliya Robinson, Georgia
12. SEA Mariya Moore, USC

Second Round [Picks #13 & #16 could flip depending on which second round pick involved in trade. Pick #21 & #23 could flip depending on which second round pick involved in trade]

13. MIN Maite Cazorla, Oregon
14. NYL Megan Gustafson, Iowa
15. CHI Marina Mabrey, Notre Dame
16. PHX Kitija Laksa, USF
17. DAL LaShann Higgs, TX
18. MIN Kenisha Bell, Minnesota
19. LAS Paris Kea, North Carolina
20. MIN Sophie Cunningham, Missouri
21. ATL Tynice Martin, West Virginia
22. DAL Jatarie White, Texas
23. CON Sierra Calhoun, Rutgers
24. SEA Alanna Smith, Stanford

Third Round
25. IND Alexis Jennings, South Carolina
26. NYL Anriel Howard, Mississippi State
27. CHI Natisha Hideman, Marquette
28. IND Naomi Davenport, West Virginia
29. DAL Kayla Goth, Kansas State
30. MIN Hallie Thome, Michigan
31. LAS Kennedy Burke, UCLA
32. PHX Kiana Ibis, Arizona State
33. CON Cierra Dillard, Buffalo
34. WAS Allazia Blockton, Marquette
35. ATL Meme Jackson, Tennessee
36. SEA Taylor Emery, Virginia Tech


Others: Alex Johnson, MTSU; Amy Okonkwo, TCU; Sam Feurhing, Louisville; Danni Williams, Texas; Kennedy Leonard, Colorado; Aarica Carter, Louisville; A. Mazyck, USC; Eleanna Christinaki, Maryland; Marte Grays, DePaul; Mikayka Ferenz, Idaho; Maci Morris, Kentucky; Presley Hudson, CMU;


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PostPosted: 08/19/18 11:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Here’s Megdal’s early draft ranking from 4/19/18

https://highposthoops.com/2018/04/19/2019-wnba-draft-way-early-mock/amp/8/

1. Asia Durr, 5’10 G, Louisville
2. Teaira McCowan, 6’7 C, Mississippi State
3. Kalani Brown, 6’7 C, Baylor
4. Katie Lou Samuelson, 6’3 G/F, Connecticut
5. Jessica Shepard, 6’4 F, Notre Dame
6. Napheesa Collier, 6’1 F, Connecticut
7. Kristine Anigwe, 6’4 C, California
8. Arike Ogunbowale, 5’8 G, Notre Dame
9. Megan Gustafson, 6’3 F, Iowa
10. Alexis Jennings, 6’3 F, South Carolina
11. Kitija Laksa, 6′ F, South Florida
12. Marina Mabrey, 5’11 G, Notre Dame

Honorable mentions: Lashann Higgs, Texas; Brianna Fraser, Maryland; Paris Kea, North Carolina; Bridget Carleton, Iowa State; Maite Cazorla, Oregon; Brianna Turner, Notre Dame; Alanna Smith, Stanford; Naomi Davenport, West Virginia



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I want to try one too

1. Indy K. Brown
2. LV McCowan
3. Chi KLS
4. NY Durr
5. Dallas Ogunbowale
6. Minn Collier
7. LA Turner
8. PX Magbegor
9. Conn Cunningham
10. Was Gustafason
11. Atl Mar. Moore
12. Sea Sheppard

13. Minn Laska
14. NY Anigwe
15. Chi Kea
16. PX Mabrey
17. Dallas Jennings
18. Minn Bell
19. LA Te'a Cooper
20. Minn Thome
21. Atl Robinson
22. Dallas Howard
23. Conn Martin
24. Sea Morris

25. Indy Blockton
26. NY Calhoun


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J-Spoon wrote:
I want to try one too

1. Indy K. Brown
2. LV McCowan
3. Chi KLS
4. NY Durr
5. Dallas Ogunbowale
6. Minn Collier
7. LA Turner
8. PX Magbegor
9. Conn Cunningham
10. Was Gustafason
11. Atl Mar. Moore
12. Sea Sheppard

13. Minn Laska
14. NY Anigwe
15. Chi Kea
16. PX Mabrey
17. Dallas Jennings
18. Minn Bell
19. LA Te'a Cooper
20. Minn Thome
21. Atl Robinson
22. Dallas Howard
23. Conn Martin
24. Sea Morris

25. Indy Blockton
26. NY Calhoun


We wouldnt take Arike over Napheesa. Although neither are my first choice.



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WNBA 09 wrote:
J-Spoon wrote:
I want to try one too

1. Indy K. Brown
2. LV McCowan
3. Chi KLS
4. NY Durr
5. Dallas Ogunbowale
6. Minn Collier
7. LA Turner
8. PX Magbegor
9. Conn Cunningham
10. Was Gustafason
11. Atl Mar. Moore
12. Sea Sheppard

13. Minn Laska
14. NY Anigwe
15. Chi Kea
16. PX Mabrey
17. Dallas Jennings
18. Minn Bell
19. LA Te'a Cooper
20. Minn Thome
21. Atl Robinson
22. Dallas Howard
23. Conn Martin
24. Sea Morris

25. Indy Blockton
26. NY Calhoun


We wouldnt take Arike over Napheesa. Although neither are my first choice.


I did have Collier there to start actually I had B. Turner there to start because I think she will have a great season she is further away from her injury and probably could have come back half way through last year but the extra time off probably allowed her to get healthy, and work on her shooting and get in the weight room, but I think Arike is going to start where she left off last season and have the kind of success that will make someone pull the trigger in the first half of the draft. And Come on Diggins-Smith and Ogunbowale will be an awesome combo for years.


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J-Spoon wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
J-Spoon wrote:
I want to try one too

1. Indy K. Brown
2. LV McCowan
3. Chi KLS
4. NY Durr
5. Dallas Ogunbowale
6. Minn Collier
7. LA Turner
8. PX Magbegor
9. Conn Cunningham
10. Was Gustafason
11. Atl Mar. Moore
12. Sea Sheppard

13. Minn Laska
14. NY Anigwe
15. Chi Kea
16. PX Mabrey
17. Dallas Jennings
18. Minn Bell
19. LA Te'a Cooper
20. Minn Thome
21. Atl Robinson
22. Dallas Howard
23. Conn Martin
24. Sea Morris

25. Indy Blockton
26. NY Calhoun


We wouldnt take Arike over Napheesa. Although neither are my first choice.


I did have Collier there to start actually I had B. Turner there to start because I think she will have a great season she is further away from her injury and probably could have come back half way through last year but the extra time off probably allowed her to get healthy, and work on her shooting and get in the weight room, but I think Arike is going to start where she left off last season and have the kind of success that will make someone pull the trigger in the first half of the draft. And Come on Diggins-Smith and Ogunbowale will be an awesome combo for years.



Sounds good on paper...would be a Horrible combo on the court. Arike is a ball dominant guard , she needs the ball in her hands alot. Thats not going to happen with skylar. We need someone to come off screens and knock down some shots. I know who can and im keeping quiet til next year
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PostPosted: 08/20/18 12:32 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

J-Spoon wrote:

Come on Diggins-Smith and Ogunbowale will be an awesome combo for years.


You’re benching the ROY?



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Shades wrote:
J-Spoon wrote:

Come on Diggins-Smith and Ogunbowale will be an awesome combo for years.


You’re benching the ROY?


I like Gray maybe slide her over to the 3 spot, but really I think on a contending team Gray is a first (do everything) guard off the bench type.

WNBA09 I do kind of agree with your point about both players being ball dominant but sometime players can evolve. (I guess it didn't really work with Sims, but I feel like Arike and Skylar could work it out, and Arike coming from ND will be more of a willing, young gun, protoge type and will follow Skylar's lead while Sims was more of a competitor/rival type to Diggins-Smith).


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J-Spoon wrote:
Shades wrote:
J-Spoon wrote:

Come on Diggins-Smith and Ogunbowale will be an awesome combo for years.


You’re benching the ROY?


I like Gray maybe slide her over to the 3 spot, but really I think on a contending team Gray is a first (do everything) guard off the bench type.

WNBA09 I do kind of agree with your point about both players being ball dominant but sometime players can evolve. (I guess it didn't really work with Sims, but I feel like Arike and Skylar could work it out, and Arike coming from ND will be more of a willing, young gun, protoge type and will follow Skylar's lead while Sims was more of a competitor/rival type to Diggins-Smith).


Theres 2 players in this draft id rather have before Arike. And im actually an arike fan shes going to be special. She fits more of Minny style in my opinion with Seimone on her last leg likely next season.



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Chicago needs rebounding and defensive improvement. Drafting any player that is not strong in those two areas would be dumb decision making.



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Chicago needs rebounding and defensive improvement. Drafting any player that is not strong in those two areas would be dumb decision making.


Who do you have in mind?



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WNBA 09 wrote:
We need someone to come off screens and knock down some shots. I know who can and im keeping quiet til next year
Laughing


Is that the player you said sucks on defense and will never get on the floor? Razz



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root_thing wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
We need someone to come off screens and knock down some shots. I know who can and im keeping quiet til next year
Laughing


Is that the player you said sucks on defense and will never get on the floor? Razz


Not sure why you believe that



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Shades wrote:
Rock Hard wrote:
Chicago needs rebounding and defensive improvement. Drafting any player that is not strong in those two areas would be dumb decision making.


Who do you have in mind?

There are a lot of players on my radar. I will have a better focus on whom I would like to have once I know the Sky's draft position.



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Shades wrote:
Here’s Megdal’s early draft ranking from 4/19/18

https://highposthoops.com/2018/04/19/2019-wnba-draft-way-early-mock/amp/8/

1. Asia Durr, 5’10 G, Louisville
2. Teaira McCowan, 6’7 C, Mississippi State
3. Kalani Brown, 6’7 C, Baylor
4. Katie Lou Samuelson, 6’3 G/F, Connecticut
5. Jessica Shepard, 6’4 F, Notre Dame
6. Napheesa Collier, 6’1 F, Connecticut
7. Kristine Anigwe, 6’4 C, California
8. Arike Ogunbowale, 5’8 G, Notre Dame
9. Megan Gustafson, 6’3 F, Iowa
10. Alexis Jennings, 6’3 F, South Carolina
11. Kitija Laksa, 6′ F, South Florida
12. Marina Mabrey, 5’11 G, Notre Dame

Honorable mentions: Lashann Higgs, Texas; Brianna Fraser, Maryland; Paris Kea, North Carolina; Bridget Carleton, Iowa State; Maite Cazorla, Oregon; Brianna Turner, Notre Dame; Alanna Smith, Stanford; Naomi Davenport, West Virginia


What?


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root_thing wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
We need someone to come off screens and knock down some shots. I know who can and im keeping quiet til next year
Laughing


Is that the player you said sucks on defense and will never get on the floor? Razz


It must be a trade for Karlie Samuelson.
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Shades wrote:
J-Spoon wrote:

Come on Diggins-Smith and Ogunbowale will be an awesome combo for years.


You’re benching the ROY?


When she is a career 38.9 shooter overall and 28.5 from three, yes.


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I'm predicting the Mystics will trade the 10th pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft.


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way too early. I think Kalani Brown is #1. McCowan is probably #2 but with AFO you never know. Other than that, everything is up in the air.



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LOL so they will go for half players when they need instant impact as they won't keep their jobs long enough to get anything for their projects. You know you are probably right Laughing


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Question for anyone. How many times during WNBA history has a team with the number one pick in the draft not picked the best senior college player of the year?



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Rock Hard wrote:
Question for anyone. How many times during WNBA history has a team with the number one pick in the draft not picked the best senior college player of the year?


In 2015, Loyd was a junior.

Lauren Jackson was an international player her draft year.

“Best senior college player of the year” is pretty subjective (an opinion).



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CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
Shades wrote:
J-Spoon wrote:

Come on Diggins-Smith and Ogunbowale will be an awesome combo for years.


You’re benching the ROY?


When she is a career 38.9 shooter overall and 28.5 from three, yes.


And Diggins-Smith was only 29.7% (51-172) from 3 in 2018 (30.7 career).


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Shades wrote:
Rock Hard wrote:
Question for anyone. How many times during WNBA history has a team with the number one pick in the draft not picked the best senior college player of the year?


In 2015, Loyd was a junior.

Lauren Jackson was an international player her draft year.

“Best senior college player of the year” is pretty subjective (an opinion).


So the frequency is once every blue moon.



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The draft lottery to be held August 28 during semifinals.

Get to know who has #1 early this year!



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Rock Hard wrote:
Shades wrote:
Rock Hard wrote:
Question for anyone. How many times during WNBA history has a team with the number one pick in the draft not picked the best senior college player of the year?


In 2015, Loyd was a junior.

Lauren Jackson was an international player her draft year.

“Best senior college player of the year” is pretty subjective (an opinion).


So the frequency is once every blue moon.


This could be one of those years, and not because Ionescu declares though that would throw a wrench in the works, but rather because as I think will be debated heavily in this thread for the next 7 months with this class who is the best senior?


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If the odds hold true:

1. Indiana - Kalani Brown
2. Las Vegas - Katie Lou Samuelson
3. Chicago - Teaira McCowan
4. New York - Napheesa Collier
5. Dallas - Asia Durr
6. Minnesota - Arike Ogunbowale
7. Los Angeles - Eziyoda Magbagor
8. Phoenix - Jessica Shepard
9. Connecticut - Brianna Turner
10. Washington - Megan Gustafson
11. Atlanta - Kristine Anigwe
12. Seattle - Sophie Cunningham

Corrected for my late-night brain fart. God Vegas is gonna be fucking good in 3 years.




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Lottery team odds are based on two year combined record so the rankins are

1. Indy
2. LV
3. Chi
4. NY


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PickledGinger wrote:
If the odds hold true:

1. Indiana - Kalani Brown
2. New York - Katie Lou Samuelson
3. Chicago - Teaira McCowan
4. Las Vegas - Napheesa Collier
5. Dallas - Asia Durr
6. Minnesota - Arike Ogunbowale
7. Los Angeles - Eziyoda Magbagor
8. Phoenix - Jessica Shepard
9. Connecticut - Brianna Turner
10. Washington - Megan Gustafson
11. Atlanta - Kristine Anigwe
12. Seattle - Sophie Cunningham


Other than the order screw-up (refer to the first post in thread), a lot better than Megdal’s. You have to wonder about anybody who would put Mabrey or Mariya Moore in the first round with these names available.

I have to keep driving home the point that the Lynx need frontline help. Don’t be surprised if Brunson decides to call it quits. Even if she doesn’t, posts are a major weakness in this squad. When Brunson went down, they ended relying a #35 pick (who admittedly stepped up in the last game) and an unwanted player on 7 day contracts. So in this first round of nice posts, the Lynx should draft a post. They can find some really nice guards early in the second with their three picks in that round.

Wright is probably coming back with a guaranteed contract, seeing as how badly Reeve wanted her. DRob is already signed and coming back. Zandalasini can play guard. Maya can play guard. She does in Euroleague. The Lynx have the rights to about a half dozen international guards, a couple of which may be decent. They have no rights to overseas posts that I know of.

Reeve has been futility throwing money and draft picks at the guard position and not getting her money’s worth, while practically giving away young vet posts. It’s gotta STOP. It’s time to invest in a post player with the first round pick.



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Arike will be a star Lynx would be dumb to pass her up for slow/injury prone post players.


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Best guard for Minnesota - Ogunbowale. Best post - Gustafson. Augustus & Brunson will likely make 2019 their final year. Wright as well. Reeve finally decided to work with Fagbenle and develop her just in time for the playoffs. Guess it all comes down to what FAs Reeve can bring in before the draft.



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Hopefully Magbegor gets enough minutes in the FIBA WC to do some evaluations. On YouTube she looks like a nice Howard-like defensive presence. Jackson and Brondello talk like she’s the next big thing. I find her intriguing as a WNBA prospect, but would Reeve have patience with such a young player? Patience might be a word Reeve has to add to her vocabulary.



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I'm sticking with my Ogunbowale pick for the Lynx. No matter who they pick, they're probably going to have some rebuilding years coming up. Might as well start getting the best talent available. Plus, Moore and Zandalasini can also play the 4 if needed Wink.


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PickledGinger wrote:
I'm sticking with my Ogunbowale pick for the Lynx. No matter who they pick, they're probably going to have some rebuilding years coming up. Might as well start getting the best talent available. Plus, Moore and Zandalasini can also play the 4 if needed Wink.


With 2 MVP’s you shouldn’t be in a rebuild. That’s more like the disaster which is Indy. The Lynx just need to make a few less mistakes (trading Howard). I’m sure they’d still be in the playoffs and might be most-feared if they would have kept her. Now just make one or two good moves and you right back into the thick of it.

Moore is too small to play PF and it’s tough on her body. Time to find some real long term solutions for the post.



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tfan wrote:
CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
Shades wrote:
J-Spoon wrote:

Come on Diggins-Smith and Ogunbowale will be an awesome combo for years.


You’re benching the ROY?


When she is a career 38.9 shooter overall and 28.5 from three, yes.


And Diggins-Smith was only 29.7% (51-172) from 3 in 2018 (30.7 career).


Diggins shot 35 percent from three last year, but 29.7 percent this year.

Diggins is also 3rd in the WNBA in assists per game - 6.2 apg.

Gray shot 29.9 percent from three last year and dropped to 27.0 percent from three this year. And, unlike Diggins, she does not rank in the top three in a major offensive category - playmaking.

Gray also got the line 37 times less this year than last.

Gray is a shooting guard. If she cannot shoot from distance - one of Dallas's biggest weaknesses - and if she is not making it up at the free throw line or really contributing a lot in other statistics, why shouldn't a 15-19 team replace her in the starting lineup?




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tfan wrote:
CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
Shades wrote:
J-Spoon wrote:

Come on Diggins-Smith and Ogunbowale will be an awesome combo for years.


You’re benching the ROY?


When she is a career 38.9 shooter overall and 28.5 from three, yes.


And Diggins-Smith was only 29.7% (51-172) from 3 in 2018 (30.7 career).


Diggins shot 35 percent from three last year, but 29.7 percent this year.

Diggins is also 3rd in the WNBA in assists per game - 6.2 apg.

Gray shot 29.9 percent from three last year and dropped to 27.0 percent from three this year. And, unlike Diggins, she does not rank in the top three in a major offensive category - playmaking.

Gray also got the line 37 times less this year than last.

Gray is a shooting guard. If she cannot shoot from distance - one of Dallas's biggest weaknesses - and if she is not making it up at the free throw line or really contributing a lot in other statistics, why shouldn't a 15-19 team replace her in the starting lineup?


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CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
tfan wrote:
CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
Shades wrote:
J-Spoon wrote:

Come on Diggins-Smith and Ogunbowale will be an awesome combo for years.


You’re benching the ROY?


When she is a career 38.9 shooter overall and 28.5 from three, yes.


And Diggins-Smith was only 29.7% (51-172) from 3 in 2018 (30.7 career).


Diggins shot 35 percent from three last year, but 29.7 percent this year.

Diggins is also 3rd in the WNBA in assists per game - 6.2 apg.

Gray shot 29.9 percent from three last year and dropped to 27.0 percent from three this year. And, unlike Diggins, she does not rank in the top three in a major offensive category - playmaking.

Gray also got the line 37 times less this year than last.

Gray is a shooting guard. If she cannot shoot from distance - one of Dallas's biggest weaknesses - and if she is not making it up at the free throw line or really contributing a lot in other statistics, why shouldn't a 15-19 team replace her in the starting lineup?





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If the lynx aren’t getting mccowan or brown it makes zero sense to pass up a clutch ready to help right away player like Ogunbowale for posts that are complete question marks.
Too bad stevens declared last draft.


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1. Indiana - Kalani Brown
2. Las Vegas - Teaira McCowan
3. Chicago - Asia Durr
4. New York - Arike Ogunbowale
5. Dallas - Marina Mabrey
6. Minnesota - Napheesa Collier
7. Los Angeles - Katie Lou Samuelson
8. Phoenix - Caliya Robinson
9. Connecticut- Sophie Cunningham
10. Washington - Kristine Anigwe
11. Atlanta - Megan Gustafson
12. Seattle - Kitija Laksa
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#Occasionalwnbafan wrote:

5. Dallas - Marina Mabrey
8. Phoenix - Caliya Robinson


Somebody doesn’t like Dallas or Phoenix.

No Magbegor? Can the Lynx pick her up in the second round? At that price, the Lynx can afford to be patient. Cool



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1. Indiana - Kalani Brown
2. Las Vegas - Katie Lou Samuelson
3. Chicago - Bri Turner
4. New York - Asia Durr
5. Dallas - Tierra McCowan
6. Minnesota - Napheesa Collier
7. Los Angeles - Arike Ogunbowale
8. Phoenix - Ezi Magbegor
9. Connecticut- Laksa
10. Washington - Kristine Anigwe
11. Atlanta - Allazia Blockton
12. Seattle - Sophie Cunningham


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Shades wrote:
#Occasionalwnbafan wrote:

5. Dallas - Marina Mabrey
8. Phoenix - Caliya Robinson


Somebody doesn’t like Dallas or Phoenix.

No Magbegor? Can the Lynx pick her up in the second round? At that price, the Lynx can afford to be patient. Cool


I’m going by team need, and fit, every year someone goes where people don’t think they should, I don’t think this year will be any different. Most people are sleeping on Mabrey, but she had to play out of position this year, and still had a decent year, her defense isn’t bad, and she can be used as a 2nd playmaker something Dallas could use. I also like the fearlessness she plays with, it’s almost like Diggins was in college. For a Phoenix team who needs a power forward, Robinson would be a good pick up who doesn’t have to be asked to score to make an impact, Turner could be taken here but she still has a lot to prove, I was never that impressed with her.
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#Occasionalwnbafan wrote:
1. Indiana - Kalani Brown
2. Las Vegas - Teaira McCowan
3. Chicago - Asia Durr
4. New York - Arike Ogunbowale
5. Dallas - Marina Mabrey
6. Minnesota - Napheesa Collier
7. Los Angeles - Katie Lou Samuelson
8. Phoenix - Caliya Robinson
9. Connecticut- Sophie Cunningham
10. Washington - Kristine Anigwe
11. Atlanta - Megan Gustafson
12. Seattle - Kitija Laksa


Your the 2nd person to come up with this Bullsh*t Laughing. NO its not happening. Any team that takes Mabrey in the 1st Rd would be a damn fool ! #ExcuseMylanguage im still going through depression after yesterdays loss.



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