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PostPosted: 06/30/18 9:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I think Alyssa Thomas is more the player Gabby should strive to be... Also an athletic non-shooting SF turned PF.


Alyssa Thomas has three inches on Williams. That transition is quite a bit easier when you have the size for it.


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“I’m gonna blame my glasses because I just started wearing them. So, we’re just gonna call it that. We’re bonding still. I think the third quarter was just all about forgetting about it. My teammates at halftime [said] ‘forget about it, we need you to score the basketball.’ That gets reiterated to me not just today, but all season long. My teammates have really been the reason why I have been able to go into each game confidently. Going into the second half I felt good because of them.


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tfan wrote:
Aladyyn wrote:
I think Alyssa Thomas is more the player Gabby should strive to be... Also an athletic non-shooting SF turned PF.


Was Williams a small forward initially at UCONN? Makes sense if she was since Hoopgurlz says she was a guard in high school.


Alyssa Clark, DRob or A.Beard are the types of players Gabby should strive to be. She is getting her lunch handed to her by the PF in the league. N.Howard, D.Hamby, Zahaui B etc score at will.

At Uconn, Geno had his lion's share of guards with Gabby being the least experienced. He saw her athleticism/leaping and decided he could best utilize her for rebounding. So he paired her with Stokes and the other Forwards.

This was great for Geno but not necessarily the best of Gabby. Gabby, at the next level, is too small to be a PF. Her guard skills in creating assists and defense flourished but Geno's system hampered her scoring.

She needs to get confident in shooting. She has a nice shot. Geno is in her head and she has no confidence in her shooting. If she misses a couple of jumpers, she will not pull the trigger again or half a$$ just throw something up when forced.

She relies on layup drives to the basket. She has no floater, no high bank shots, no step back jumper. I am a big Gabby fan. I just think that Geno left some development work out of her game. The same with Chong. They both were taught to get the ball to the chosen scorer at the cost of their offense.

Gabby may go the way of Chong - One year and done if she doesn't start putting up points.


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Gabby may go the way of Chong - One year and done if she doesn't start putting up points.

Absolutely no chance. You might go from #3 pick that looks absolutely out of her depth and barely plays to out of the league next year (Akhator); but you're not going from #4 pick 26mpg starter to out of the league next year.

The form and motion on her jumper is actually pretty nice - nothing like Alyssa Thomas's broken disaster. It looks like it could be fine with practice. As for her position, Stocks seems to want to put her at the 4, but I don't know if that's an assessment of Williams or of her other options on the roster. Between Dolson, Ndour, Parker and Coates she should have enough other post options if she wanted to go in other directions, and the wing isn't that crowded with essentially just Quigley, DeShields and Copper. Seems like a choice is being made to play her almost exclusively at the 4.

Not that I think Stocks is especially competent, so long-term that may not mean much.



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Surprised the Sky didn't waive Harper.



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[quote="YlwJckt999"][quote="tfan"][quote="Aladyyn"]I think Alyssa Thomas is more the player Gabby should strive to be... Also an athletic non-shooting SF turned PF.[/quote]

Was Williams a small forward initially at UCONN? Makes sense if she was since Hoopgurlz says she was a guard in high school.[/quote]

Alyssa Clark, DRob or A.Beard are the types of players Gabby should strive to be. She is getting her lunch handed to her by the PF in the league. N.Howard, D.Hamby, Zahaui B etc score at will.

At Uconn, Geno had his lion's share of guards with Gabby being the least experienced. He saw her athleticism/leaping and decided he could best utilize her for rebounding. So he paired her with Stokes and the other Forwards.

This was great for Geno but not necessarily the best of Gabby. Gabby, at the next level, is too small to be a PF. Her guard skills in creating assists and defense flourished but Geno's system hampered her scoring.

She needs to get confident in shooting. She has a nice shot. Geno is in her head and she has no confidence in her shooting. If she misses a couple of jumpers, she will not pull the trigger again or half a$$ just throw something up when forced.

She relies on layup drives to the basket. She has no floater, no high bank shots, no step back jumper. I am a big Gabby fan. I just think that Geno left some development work out of her game. The same with Chong. They both were taught to get the ball to the chosen scorer at the cost of their offense.

Gabby may go the way of Chong - One year and done if she doesn't start putting up points.[/quote]

Absolute bullshit. Stop making excuses by blaming Geno. And I am a huge Gabby fan so don’t even go there. Gabby was told to shoot the ball when she was open, if Gabby hesitated, that was on Gabby. Geno knew Gabby’s worth and brought the best of her skills out ie passing from the high post, defending using her athleticism and quickness, teaching reads and reacts. Gabby had none of the read and reacts when she went to Uconn and as with a lot of athletes, had just relied on athleticism to get past HS and AAU players. Give Gabby credit for working on her game which btw was also with the help of her coach but don’t blame a coach for parts that still need work. As with every skill it takes 1000s of reps. And then the player has to feel comfortable herself to put those skills into play so if you think she didn’t shoot the ball when she was left wide open was due to her coach, you are clueless. And your snide comments re other players gives you away.

One thing about Gabby will work on her game and keep working on her game.




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Surprised the Sky didn't waive Harper.

There's still time.



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Spoke to soon. Harper waived.



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Gabby Williams (prior to this game where she air-balled a three) was 3 of 9 (33%) from three and 42.9% from 2. Neither is bad, although the two percentage doesn't take into account the distance of the shots, and someone suggested recently she wasn't hitting at a good percentage from mid-range. If Williams, who has the height of a two or three, needs to play the four because she can't shoot from distance and will never learn to do so, that doesn't bode well for her career. In addition to her defensive and rebounding liabilities related to height, she is competing with fours in today's WNBA who can shoot from distance. Breanna Stewart, Tina Charles, Candace Parker, Elena Delle Donne, Rebecca Brunson, Glory Johnson , Theresa Plaisance, Azura Stevens hit from three (not all with great accuracy - for example Johnson is 30.5% and Charles 31% lifetime), and from mid-range. A'ja Wilson, Jessica Breland, Candace Dupree have good mid-range shots. In other words, in the modern game, you also want 4's that can shoot from distance. Heck, even 5's like Jonquel Jones and Stephanie Dolson are making threes. And Jantel Lavender hits long 2's all the time.


Auriemma did Williams a disservice by playing a high school combo guard at the four, but in his defense, he isn't paid to develop players for the pros. Williams also had the option to find a team where she could play a position better suited to her height. Auriemma isn't even paid to develop player's individual skills. Williams, unlike former college post player Alysha Clark (who Hughes has had cover point guards) did not develop post moves after being converted to a post in college. You pass the ball to Clark in the low post and she will give a clinic in post moves. If she gets a guard on her in that situation she is unstoppable. Williams, despite constantly being praised for her athleticism, is no such threat on the low block.




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PostPosted: 07/01/18 8:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Spoke to soon. Harper waived.


She'll likely be back when she clears waivers.


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Remember that is took Clark years to be effective in this league and really find her spot and confidence



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Remember that is took Clark years to be effective in this league and really find her spot and confidence


It’s pretty rare for teams to have that kind of patience.



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Shades wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
Remember that is took Clark years to be effective in this league and really find her spot and confidence


It’s pretty rare for teams to have that kind of patience.


Sometimes lack of anyone better creates patience. Had KML been better, they may have run out of patience before it paid off.


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Remember that is took Clark years to be effective in this league and really find her spot and confidence


She also had to spend a couple of years out of the league



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Remember that is took Clark years to be effective in this league and really find her spot and confidence


She also had to spend a couple of years out of the league


Yes but she didnt come from UConn so i dont expect that to happen with Gabby. But a switch of teams could always happen next year or the year after that if she still doesnt develop



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Randy wrote:
Shades wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
Remember that is took Clark years to be effective in this league and really find her spot and confidence


It’s pretty rare for teams to have that kind of patience.


Sometimes lack of anyone better creates patience. Had KML been better, they may have run out of patience before it paid off.


If I remember right, she was already at the decent level before KML entered the scene in 2015.



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Michelle89 wrote:
pilight wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
Remember that is took Clark years to be effective in this league and really find her spot and confidence


She also had to spend a couple of years out of the league


Yes but she didnt come from UConn so i dont expect that to happen with Gabby. But a switch of teams could always happen next year or the year after that if she still doesnt develop


She didnt come from UCONN means ? Laughing Confused



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WNBA 09 wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
pilight wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
Remember that is took Clark years to be effective in this league and really find her spot and confidence


She also had to spend a couple of years out of the league


Yes but she didnt come from UConn so i dont expect that to happen with Gabby. But a switch of teams could always happen next year or the year after that if she still doesnt develop


She didnt come from UCONN means ? Laughing Confused


That one way or the other coming from UConn gives you a little more leeway in this league then coming from a smaller school



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A Gabby fan.
So Geno used her at a position that benefited his team but leaves her seemingly out of place in the WNBA. Cries shout too short for PF and lacks the long ball for other shooting positions.
Can she dribble?
Can she drive the basket or shoot a pull up jumper?
Can she distribute the ball?
Can she cover a guard?
There is one position on the court that has not had much conversation. One that a player does not necessarily have to have the long ball and as long as the assists totals are significant, draws less criticism.
Can she play point guard? If so, her athleticism would be front and center.


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A Gabby fan.
So Geno used her at a position that benefited his team but leaves her seemingly out of place in the WNBA. Cries shout too short for PF and lacks the long ball for other shooting positions.
Can she dribble?
Can she drive the basket or shoot a pull up jumper?
Can she distribute the ball?
Can she cover a guard?
There is one position on the court that has not had much conversation. One that a player does not necessarily have to have the long ball and as long as the assists totals are significant, draws less criticism.
Can she play point guard? If so, her athleticism would be front and center.


Spooner, tell him.....



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PostPosted: 07/02/18 10:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

If y’all don’t want Gabby...



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Says something about her overall athleticism and defensive awareness to be leading the league in steal percentage as a rookie. She has some good company here.

Steal Pct
1. Gabby Williams • CHI 3.4
2. Alana Beard • LAS 3.3
3. Nneka Ogwumike • LAS 2.9
4. Sylvia Fowles • MIN 2.9
5. Angel McCoughtry • ATL 2.7
6. Chelsea Gray • LAS 2.7
7. Allisha Gray • DAL 2.3
8. Maya Moore • MIN 2.3
9. Sue Bird • SEA 2.3
10. Breanna Stewart • SEA 2.3
https://www.basketball-reference.com/wnba/years/2018.html


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Says something about her overall athleticism and defensive awareness to be leading the league in steal percentage as a rookie. She has some good company here.

Steal Pct
1. Gabby Williams • CHI 3.4


Diminishing returns...

Gabby does a lot of high-risk gambling when she's guarding post players,it's her only line on defense.Gabby will get 1 or 2 steals a game.But when the gamble fails,the opposition gets easy baskets.........Diamond also has a tendency to gamble on defense.The difference is,DD can guard her player(sf/sg/pg) straight up.


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https://www.basketball-reference.com/wnba/years/2018.html


Wow, Jessica Breland is in the top 10 of all the defensive and offensive rebounding categories and the block categories. She is #1 in defensive rating and #2 in defensive win shares.


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https://www.basketball-reference.com/wnba/years/2018.html


Wow, Jessica Breland is in the top 10 of all the defensive and offensive rebounding categories and the block categories. She is #1 in defensive rating and #2 in defensive win shares.


She is having her career best year rebounding but having her career worst year in FG% and FT%, and worst scoring average since 2012. I guess she probably misses the passes she was getting from Vandersloot. I really don't see why the Sky didn't core her (assuming they didn't use it up on someone else already.)


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If y’all don’t want Gabby...


What’s funny about this is the people that keep commenting about Gabby’s skill set aren’t Sky fans.. Laughing


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mavcarter wrote:
mercfan3 wrote:
If y’all don’t want Gabby...


What’s funny about this is the people that keep commenting about Gabby’s skill set aren’t Sky fans.. Laughing


I am. I live on the West Coast, but Chicago is my favorite team right now, evan though my avatar is of a former ABA minor league feam.


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tfan wrote:
mavcarter wrote:
mercfan3 wrote:
If y’all don’t want Gabby...


What’s funny about this is the people that keep commenting about Gabby’s skill set aren’t Sky fans.. Laughing


I am. I live on the West Coast, but Chicago is my favorite team right now, evan though my avatar is of a former ABA minor league feam.


Really? Would've never guessed. Shocked

Welcome, we need more people. We're outnumbered around here. Laughing


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zune69 wrote:
uconNection wrote:
Says something about her overall athleticism and defensive awareness to be leading the league in steal percentage as a rookie. She has some good company here.

Steal Pct
1. Gabby Williams • CHI 3.4


Diminishing returns...

Gabby does a lot of high-risk gambling when she's guarding post players,it's her only line on defense.Gabby will get 1 or 2 steals a game.But when the gamble fails,the opposition gets easy baskets.........Diamond also has a tendency to gamble on defense.The difference is,DD can guard her player(sf/sg/pg) straight up.


I guess UConn produces some of the most “overrated” players on defense. What is it that makes a good defender because you seem to be confused on that point. http://boards.rebkell.net/viewtopic.php?t=92523&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=1027



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zune69 wrote:
uconNection wrote:
Says something about her overall athleticism and defensive awareness to be leading the league in steal percentage as a rookie. She has some good company here.

Steal Pct
1. Gabby Williams • CHI 3.4


Diminishing returns...

Gabby does a lot of high-risk gambling when she's guarding post players,it's her only line on defense.Gabby will get 1 or 2 steals a game.But when the gamble fails,the opposition gets easy baskets.........Diamond also has a tendency to gamble on defense.The difference is,DD can guard her player(sf/sg/pg) straight up.


OMG took the words out my mouth , Steal Percentage ? Really Laughing Shocked



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zune69 wrote:
uconNection wrote:
Says something about her overall athleticism and defensive awareness to be leading the league in steal percentage as a rookie. She has some good company here.

Steal Pct
1. Gabby Williams • CHI 3.4


Diminishing returns...

Gabby does a lot of high-risk gambling when she's guarding post players,it's her only line on defense.Gabby will get 1 or 2 steals a game.But when the gamble fails,the opposition gets easy baskets.........Diamond also has a tendency to gamble on defense.The difference is,DD can guard her player(sf/sg/pg) straight up.


I think that is an excellent point about steals. You see this with blocks as well, when you gamble on defense, and come up empty, that leads to easy baskets.

The Sky defense has been the worst in the league by a decent amount, so I still see this as a potentially positive indicator for Gabby. It's not like opponents just HAND YOU the ball on offense.


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Shades wrote:
zune69 wrote:
uconNection wrote:
Says something about her overall athleticism and defensive awareness to be leading the league in steal percentage as a rookie. She has some good company here.

Steal Pct
1. Gabby Williams • CHI 3.4


Diminishing returns...

Gabby does a lot of high-risk gambling when she's guarding post players,it's her only line on defense.Gabby will get 1 or 2 steals a game.But when the gamble fails,the opposition gets easy baskets.........Diamond also has a tendency to gamble on defense.The difference is,DD can guard her player(sf/sg/pg) straight up.


I guess UConn produces some of the most “overrated” players on defense. What is it that makes a good defender because you seem to be confused on that point. http://boards.rebkell.net/viewtopic.php?t=92523&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=1027


No shades,you’re the one who’s confused...I never said Gabby is a bad defender,just that she’s overmatched at the PF position.......You also made the same mistake in the thread that you provided a link to....

zune69 wrote:
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Nurse is a great defender. She covers her man so close that they are a very poor option to go to. Kinda hard to get steals when your man isn’t at the receiving end of a pass. Zune probably prefers defenders who gamble and jump passing lanes to amass steals, like McCoughtry.

I forget, who won the AAC defensive player of the year?


Did you not read my last post?...I clearly stated that getting a bunch of steals does not make a player a great defender....I believe Nurse for the most part will be overmatched at SF...Shooting guard is a different story.kia has the size and speed to be a very good defender at the SG position.


In both situations(Nurse,Gabby)...my opinion was/is that they would be overmatched at the SF(Nurse) and PF(Gabby) positions.


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In both situations(Nurse,Gabby)...my opinion was/is that they would be overmatched at the SF(Nurse) and PF(Gabby) positions.


Yes, Nurse vs Guards and Gabby vs SFs would be better matchups for them.


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https://www.basketball-reference.com/wnba/years/2018.html


Wow, Jessica Breland is in the top 10 of all the defensive and offensive rebounding categories and the block categories. She is #1 in defensive rating and #2 in defensive win shares.


You have to be careful with defensive rating and defensive win shares because 1) it is heavily influenced by which other 4 players are on the floor and 2) defense in general is much harder to quantify.

However, Breland has always been a great defensive player, she's a major reason why ATL halfcourt D has been so good this year.


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Harper seems like logical choice to bring back if Faulkner is out, but Alexis Peterson just tweeted "new start" with a pen image. Maybe Sky are bringing in Peterson?



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per Faulkner herself(twitter), she has a torn ACL and is out for the rest of the season.

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Harper signed a 7-day contract today, but like I said earlier, that was going to happen anyway.

Hopkins returning is a possibility from what I'm hearing but not set in stone yet. Not sure about Peterson.




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mavcarter wrote:
mercfan3 wrote:
If y’all don’t want Gabby...


What’s funny about this is the people that keep commenting about Gabby’s skill set aren’t Sky fans.. Laughing


I ammm!!! Sadly not my number one team anymore, but Slooty is still my fave player. Voted for the All-star team yesterday morning: 8 Wings and 2 Sky players.

And, I’m not high on Gabby. However, I am the only Sky fan who was never A TYoung fan either.

Sadly, one of my 2 Sky votes was for Faulkner. Wishing her a speedy and full recovery!


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PostPosted: 07/05/18 7:44 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I wouldn’t mind picking up Chong or Hopkins. As far as Gabby goes, I really am glad to have her in a sky uniform, I’m just not a fan of her at the 4 for long stretches.



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I think Hopkins, Chong or Alexis Peterson would all be an improvement over Harper.



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I think Hopkins, Chong or Alexis Peterson would all be an improvement over Harper.


Should throw Goodwin into the mix.



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Chicago Sky break world record for largest basketball lesson


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<iframe width='640' height='480' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen src='//cdn2.trb.tv/iframe.html?ec=NyZm1wZjE6vG0oDOh8zFg8JSwG7m4R6Y&pbid=5d88305d0c6c47eabc12e43063a41c69&pcode=trOTQyOtBWYGl88XLal1pDam4Q-4'></iframe>



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In the WNBA, 'people are waiting to take your spot'


Can you spot the small forward in the picture?


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PostPosted: 07/09/18 10:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
In the WNBA, 'people are waiting to take your spot'


Can you spot the small forward in the picture?


Vandersloot.


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tfan wrote:
In the WNBA, 'people are waiting to take your spot'


Can you spot the small forward in the picture?

The guy in the middle.



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Richyyy wrote:
tfan wrote:
In the WNBA, 'people are waiting to take your spot'


Can you spot the small forward in the picture?

The guy in the middle.

Scottie Pippen.



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Linnea Harper gets second 7-day contract.

Amber Harris gets 7-day contract on the basis of health exemption for Faulkner and Ndour.



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Linnea Harper gets second 7-day contract.

Amber Harris gets 7-day contract on the basis of health exemption for Faulkner and Ndour.

Stocks loves the Ohio Players.



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What's up with Ndour?



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