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PostPosted: 05/04/18 12:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Sun’s Jones among players not in camp

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/sports/20180503/suns-jones-among-players-not-in-camp

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“[JJones] is handling some stuff at home with family, working through some things that she needs to do in order to get here,” Miller said. “We expect her here any time and we’re very supportive of her as an organization and can’t wait to get her back.”


Is there any reading between the lines to be done here? Is it a possibility JJones could bail on this season?

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“I’m still anxious for that,” Miller said. “Now, we’re waiting for JJ to arrive. We will just have to wait a little longer but I can’t wait to get going and practice with Chiney and JJ on the floor together and see how they’re going to mesh.“


Why is he so eager for this when he has already claimed Chiney wants to be brought back slowly?

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Bentley is also pretty secure in her position on the team, the same can’t be said for Brionna Jones. “Brionna is in more of a fight for her job so she will get here a little quicker,” Miller said.


Hmm... nice culture you’re building there. Better get back quick, Brionna.

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“Once [Romero’s] visa comes through, she will get on a plane,” Miller said.


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“But our core base is here, together, confident and the chemistry is great.”


Isn’t JJones a part of the core base?

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“I think we’re a team that, last year, we knew what we were capable of and everyone else was surprised. We finally got it together.”


That’s an awkward quote coming from Chiney since she wasn’t a part of the “we”. I guess her spirit was there.


Or could she be experiencing the same thing as Liz Cambage ? Maybe she wont get on the plane neither who knows Rolling Eyes



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PostPosted: 05/04/18 1:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:

Or could she be experiencing the same thing as Liz Cambage ?


It does seem from this article it could be a paperwork issue:

http://www.tribune242.com/news/2018/apr/25/twin-towers-practice-together-first-time/


She seems to be looking forward to returning:

http://www.tribune242.com/news/2018/may/03/jonquel-jones-and-sun-to-be-live-streamed-on/


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PostPosted: 05/04/18 3:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This made me laugh:

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“We probably will only have one person there who wasn’t there last year so I think it’s going to be really good for us because our chemistry will be there and we know how to play with each other and we all know the system, so I think it’s going to be really good for us this year.”


which one of Brown, Romero, George, or Ogwumike does she think will be THE one?



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PostPosted: 05/04/18 3:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I wonder what kind of chance Romero stands. Miller seems high on her.

I’d say zero. 6 guards is too many.


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PostPosted: 05/04/18 3:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I’m a little surprised that JJones doesn’t get Waltiea Rolle a camp invite, but maybe they’re too similar to be on the same team. Reeve seems to have forgotten about her.



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PostPosted: 05/04/18 3:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ay Mate wrote:
toad455 wrote:
I wonder what kind of chance Romero stands. Miller seems high on her.

I’d say zero. 6 guards is too many.


You’re finally high on Banham? Shocked



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PostPosted: 05/04/18 5:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I’m a little surprised that JJones doesn’t get Waltiea Rolle a camp invite, but maybe they’re too similar to be on the same team. Reeve seems to have forgotten about her.


I don't think they're all that similar really. Waltea is more of a big lunk and doesn't have the range.



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PostPosted: 05/04/18 5:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

She’s a lunk just because she has about 10 pounds more muscle?




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PostPosted: 05/04/18 6:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 05/04/18 8:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
She’s a lunk just because she has about 10 pounds more muscle?



I'm just going by my memory of her playing style which is, or was, lunkish. My definition of lunk: big and physical and plays and bangs close to the basket. Sorry if that offends you.


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PostPosted: 05/04/18 9:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Not offended, just confused by the description.

Here’s what the director guy standing between them in above pic says about Rolle.
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“Waltiea is a veteran. She’s a perennial pro and she has definitely improved her fitness since last year and I know she wants to achieve some personal milestones like getting back into the WNBA and she’s well on her way to doing that. So bringing back both of these girls together to work is a good experience. It was a historical one because we had the first and the second players to play in the WNBA on the court at the same time.”



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PostPosted: 05/07/18 1:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sun Welcome Newcomers, Prepare For Preseason Tests

http://sun.wnba.com/news/sun-welcome-newcomers-prepare-for-preseason-tests/

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“I’m really excited to have Bri back after her first season overseas, giving us a big, physical presence,” Miller said of Jones. “Romero, in two practices, being here for 48 hours, has already impacted us. She’s a very smooth decision-maker with the ball (and) a very capable, high efficiency shooter. She’s already raised the level of play.”


Hmm.... Romero making the team would raise some interesting possibilities.



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PostPosted: 05/07/18 2:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

JThomas/Brown/Romero
CWilliams/Bentley/Banham
Stricklen/Tuck
AThomas/COgwumike
JJones/(George vs BJones)

If Miller loves Romero enough to keep her, then the only way he can keep (presumably) Banham is to cut either George or BJones, which would suddenly make them a little thin at post, but not really since they have Tuck who can play either PF or SF.



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He has to keep Romero, she's the key to getting Alba here. Wink



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PostPosted: 05/07/18 3:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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He has to keep Romero, she's the key to getting Alba here.


That could be part of his enthusiasm. This could lead to a trade of Banham for the rights of Cruz, because you gotta get something for Banham, the #4 pick in 2016. Trouble is... MIN has no room for Banham. Is there another team that needs her? Probably not.



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PostPosted: 05/07/18 3:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
stever wrote:
He has to keep Romero, she's the key to getting Alba here.


That could be part of his enthusiasm. This could lead to a trade of Banham for the rights of Cruz, because you gotta get something for Banham, the #4 pick in 2016. Trouble is... MIN has no room for Banham. Is there another team that needs her? Probably not.


The SG spot seems to be where most teams are stacked. So I doubt anyone needs Banham this season.



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PostPosted: 05/07/18 3:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
Shades wrote:
stever wrote:
He has to keep Romero, she's the key to getting Alba here.


That could be part of his enthusiasm. This could lead to a trade of Banham for the rights of Cruz, because you gotta get something for Banham, the #4 pick in 2016. Trouble is... MIN has no room for Banham. Is there another team that needs her? Probably not.


The SG spot seems to be where most teams are stacked. So I doubt anyone needs Banham this season.


Has Conn needed Banham the last few seasons should really be the question ? Shocked Shocked



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PostPosted: 05/07/18 3:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
Ay Mate wrote:
toad455 wrote:
I wonder what kind of chance Romero stands. Miller seems high on her.

I’d say zero. 6 guards is too many.


You’re finally high on Banham? Shocked


No. Not at all. Banham has still done nothing to warrant a job in the WNBA. I just don’t think she’s going to be cut and replaced by Romero. Plus, I’d rather keep a player on the team that is going to be there every year, not someone who may or may not play any given season. Plus, the reigning coach of the year seems to still have Banham in his long term plans.


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PostPosted: 05/07/18 3:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Brionna Jones is the most likely to get cut. Especially with the return of Ogwumike and addition of George. I just can’t see the purpose of a 6 guard rotation. That just seems too many to me. 5 guards and 7 forwards (small to large) seems like the best combination.


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PostPosted: 05/08/18 11:23 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Buss waived


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How did Brown look yesterday ?



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sigur3 wrote:
Buss waived


At least she got to play yesterday.



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PostPosted: 05/09/18 10:28 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

One-on-one with Chiney Ogwumike

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-
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PostPosted: 05/09/18 10:33 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Chiney has laid the ground work and I will be surprised if she plays next year. She doesn't need to.


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PostPosted: 05/09/18 11:12 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Delicate-as-China Chiney wrote:
”I played overseas in Italy right after my rookie season, and that is where I got injured. Two years later, I played and China and was injured a second time.”


Any bets on whether Chiney ever plays overseas again?

I guess she answers this further down in the article.
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”When we go into the season, the NBA season is over. And when our season is over, the NBA season is just starting to pick up. I can work from September until May, which is the meat of the NBA season.”



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