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PUmatty



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PostPosted: 10/10/17 9:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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UK1996 wrote:
Its possible that marriage troubles messed with her. She was solid her rookie year. Being apart so much can be hard on any marriage. However, she has never lived up to her potential.


Who established her potential? She was the #10 pick.


At this point, I would say Atlanta did when they traded a lottery pick in a rich draft to get her.


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PostPosted: 10/10/17 10:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PUmatty wrote:
Shades wrote:
UK1996 wrote:
Its possible that marriage troubles messed with her. She was solid her rookie year. Being apart so much can be hard on any marriage. However, she has never lived up to her potential.


Who established her potential? She was the #10 pick.


At this point, I would say Atlanta did when they traded a lottery pick in a rich draft to get her.


but, but, but....they also got T. Young Twisted Evil



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PostPosted: 10/11/17 12:07 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Atl was in the middle of the pack when they made the trade, trading picks before you know what they are is always a risk but I'm guessing they thought the result of the trade would be slight improvement and ending slightly higher in the middle of the pack. If they landed at #6 in the playoffs and the pick ended up being #7 the trade would have been fine. I'm pretty sure they were shocked to end the season on a major losing streak.

Stafford-McGhee is still 6' 7" and still can get blocks and rebounds, if she puts it together in year 3 of her career it won't be that bad of a trade. Even if her ceiling ends up being a Krystal Thomas kind of impact that is still something The Dream need. I can still understand why they rolled the dice with that move.

She had a good rookie season, the coach who gradually increased her minutes left, the star player left, Chicago got back a player who plays the same position (I thought they could play together but I was wrong) who had a career season and Imani never really got it going.

Next season she will have a great opportunity for redemption, and her less than consistent offense will not be an issue playing with Angel, Hayes Williams, and Sykes. I'm not predicting all-star level play, but Contributing on an OK to good team is still within her potential.


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PostPosted: 10/11/17 8:58 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PUmatty wrote:
Shades wrote:
UK1996 wrote:
Its possible that marriage troubles messed with her. She was solid her rookie year. Being apart so much can be hard on any marriage. However, she has never lived up to her potential.


Who established her potential? She was the #10 pick.


At this point, I would say Atlanta did when they traded a lottery pick in a rich draft to get her.





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PostPosted: 11/06/17 2:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Get to Know Head Coach Nicki Collen

http://dream.wnba.com/news/get-know-head-coach-nicki-collen/



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PostPosted: 11/14/17 10:36 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Dream name Sienko GM. Guess he won't be swindling us out of players like Thomas and Bentley any more. Smile

From the email I got:


Atlanta Dream Name Chris Sienko GM

Dear Dream Elite,

We are excited to share the hiring of our new General Manager Chris Sienko with you. A veteran of the WNBA, Sienko served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Connecticut Sun for 14 seasons.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chris to our team,” Dream President Theresa Wenzel said. “He brings a wealth of WNBA knowledge to our franchise. Chris will be another instrumental piece to us moving the Dream forward and helping Nicki (Collen) build a successful team on and off the court.”

During his time with the Sun, Sienko helped orchestrate 25 trades, while helping the franchise to the postseason eight times, reaching the Eastern Conference Finals five times and the WNBA Finals two times.

With the hiring of Sienko and Head Coach Nicki Collen, we could not be more excited for the 2018 season and our pursuit to bring a WNBA Championship to Atlanta.




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PostPosted: 11/17/17 4:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Terrible hire. Sienko was terrible in CT. Terrible. Hopefully Collen has a lot of say in building the roster. At least he isn’t in CT anymore to make his terrible decisions.


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PostPosted: 11/17/17 6:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

He was obviously there a long time, so there's a long history to judge him by, but in recent times Sienko basically won GM of the Year. Virtually every move and pick that won the award for Curt Miller was made while Sienko was the Sun GM.



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PostPosted: 11/17/17 7:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It is also kind of hard to know what decisions were forced on him (such as firing Thibault, hiring Donovan and drafting UConn players), and which ones he made himself. Maybe none maybe all. Plus he was working in a place a lot of players didn't want to spend their summers (or any other time for that matter). He managed to turn departing players like Charles and Lawson into useful assets as compared to say Pokey, who in a similar situation turned Fowles and her second round pick into an ageing Erika. So, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt until he does something really stupid like trading Sykes for Cappie, Zealous or whatever other past their prime players fans of their teams are hoping to unload.



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