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PostPosted: 12/17/17 10:41 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Bonner will be cored, yet does she remain in Phoenix?

We need power forward who is a rebounder and defender....to me, the scoring is secondary...it is all about the rebounding.

Howard is a starter on most teams, and would be a welcome addition.

Do Xargay or Petrovic return?

Edit to add: would Phoenix offer Bone a high salary?



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PostPosted: 12/17/17 11:48 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Mistie Bass is also playing in Australia, so I wonder if Phoenix would bring her back?



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PostPosted: 12/17/17 1:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Mistie Bass is also playing in Australia, so I wonder if Phoenix would bring her back?


I thought she retired from the WNBA Question Not sure.



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PostPosted: 12/17/17 6:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sandy is down under at the moment (for the first time in many years) and has been appearing on a few radio shows & podcasts while here.
Part 1 and Part 2 of her interviews on The Ruckus podcast are probably the most comprehensive, for anyone interested. Part 1 was more Opals-oriented, while Part 2 was a little more WNBA-oriented.

One of the things she mentioned was getting Bonner back this season, though I don't know if it was just an assumption on her part. A lot of the things she, you know, says, don't, you know, give me a lot of, you know, confidence.



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PostPosted: 12/17/17 7:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I still see Bonner ending up in Indiana. Sign and trade. But what can Indiana send to try and make it even(S. Johnson & Achonwa?). Does Xargay come back?

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PG: Mitchell/DRobinson
SG: Johnson/Turner/Prince or Talbot
SF: Taurasi/Cannon
PF: Little/Bass or #8 pick
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PostPosted: 12/17/17 8:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I still see Bonner ending up in Indiana. Sign and trade. But what can Indiana send to try and make it even(S. Johnson & Achonwa?).


Absolutely not. That is way above market value given the terrible trades teams have had to do when players have demanded a trade to a specific team.


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PostPosted: 12/18/17 4:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Mistie Bass is also playing in Australia, so I wonder if Phoenix would bring her back?


I thought she retired from the WNBA Question Not sure.


She sat out last season because of pregnancy.

Lindsey Harding was the former Duke player and former Mercury player who retired from the WNBA.


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PostPosted: 12/18/17 4:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Isn't Bass around the same age as Diana? Mid 30's? Thought they were trying to go younger.


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PostPosted: 12/18/17 8:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Dupree might be an UFA why not just bring her back, and keep Bonner. Then maybe hope Billings falls to #8 (you could start Dupree but still give Billings a decent amount of minutes to bang and rebound, or bring Dupree off the bench as a featured scorer in the 2nd unit).

Mitchell/Robinson
Taurasi/Turner/Prince
Bonner/Talbot
Dupree/Billings/Cannon
Griner/A. Robinson


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PostPosted: 12/26/17 5:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Congrats to the PHX family on the new addition !! Exclamation Exclamation *Where's The Heart Emoji When You Need It * Wink



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PostPosted: 12/26/17 5:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
Congrats to the PHX family on the new addition !! Exclamation Exclamation *Where's The Heart Emoji When You Need It * Wink


Question



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PostPosted: 12/27/17 2:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michelle89 wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
Congrats to the PHX family on the new addition !! Exclamation Exclamation *Where's The Heart Emoji When You Need It * Wink


Question


Exactly. HUH?


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PostPosted: 01/02/18 2:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Could it be in reference to Penny and DTs bundle of joy?


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PostPosted: 01/02/18 2:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Congrats to Penny and Diana.



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PostPosted: 01/02/18 5:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Penny is pregnant? Another reason for DT to cut the season with UMMC short



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PostPosted: 01/02/18 6:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Could it be in reference to Penny and DTs bundle of joy?


BOOOOOYAH , got word not to speak on this until those 2 were ready for the official announcement. Glad too see they are accepting the news !



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PostPosted: 01/02/18 8:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
bballjunkie wrote:
Could it be in reference to Penny and DTs bundle of joy?


BOOOOOYAH , got word not to speak on this until those 2 were ready for the official announcement. Glad too see they are accepting the news !


Yeah, the "I have a secret" hint you dropped was not at all easy to interpret. Rolling Eyes


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WNBA 09 wrote:
bballjunkie wrote:
Could it be in reference to Penny and DTs bundle of joy?


BOOOOOYAH , got word not to speak on this until those 2 were ready for the official announcement. Glad too see they are accepting the news !


Yeah, the "I have a secret" hint you dropped was not at all easy to interpret. Rolling Eyes


Thanks thus why you couldn't figure it out for the last 7 days. Rolling Eyes Riiiight...



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PostPosted: 01/02/18 11:44 pm    ::: Mercury's Diana Taurasi, Penny Taylor expecting first child Reply Reply with quote

https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/wnba/mercury/2018/01/02/reports-mercurys-diana-taurasi-penny-taylor-expecting-first-child/998565001/



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PostPosted: 01/03/18 2:39 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
Nerd2 wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
bballjunkie wrote:
Could it be in reference to Penny and DTs bundle of joy?


BOOOOOYAH , got word not to speak on this until those 2 were ready for the official announcement. Glad too see they are accepting the news !


Yeah, the "I have a secret" hint you dropped was not at all easy to interpret. Rolling Eyes


Thanks thus why you couldn't figure it out for the last 7 days. Rolling Eyes Riiiight...


When I am told something in confidence, I tend to keep even the fact that I have a secret as a secret. I suspect I'm not the only one who knew what you meant when you posted it.


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PostPosted: 01/03/18 7:13 am    ::: Re: Mercury's Diana Taurasi, Penny Taylor expecting first ch Reply Reply with quote

stever wrote:
https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/wnba/mercury/2018/01/02/reports-mercurys-diana-taurasi-penny-taylor-expecting-first-child/998565001/

Congrats to them Very Happy
(assuming we get to claim this child as an aussie. If not then congrats to them Smile )



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PostPosted: 01/03/18 8:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So you are saying the child will be a Taylaurassie?



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PostPosted: 01/03/18 5:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michelle89 wrote:
Penny is pregnant? Another reason for DT to cut the season with UMMC short


This was my 1st thought when I read that DT was leaving her overseas team early.

Congratulations to Diana and Penny.


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PostPosted: 01/03/18 7:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Nerd2 wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
Nerd2 wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
bballjunkie wrote:
Could it be in reference to Penny and DTs bundle of joy?


BOOOOOYAH , got word not to speak on this until those 2 were ready for the official announcement. Glad too see they are accepting the news !


Yeah, the "I have a secret" hint you dropped was not at all easy to interpret. Rolling Eyes


Thanks thus why you couldn't figure it out for the last 7 days. Rolling Eyes Riiiight...


When I am told something in confidence, I tend to keep even the fact that I have a secret as a secret. I suspect I'm not the only one who knew what you meant when you posted it.


Great for you



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PostPosted: 02/01/18 4:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

With the signing of Little and the potential for reserved/restricted free agents the Mercury roster looks like this:

Mitchell/DRob/Xargay
Taurasi/Turner/Prince
Bonner/Talbot/Petrovic
Lyttle/Cannon/George
Griner/A.Robinson/Bone

Plus 2 draft picks. Who would you recommend for the picks based on the above options? Or are more answers needed as to whom among the reserved players will be returning?

In the comments made about Lyttle's signing, Phoenix doesn't have Currie in their sights. She might be too expensive. Siging Lyttle pretty much rules out re-signing Little. The above roster has some youth with potential and hopefully we can add to that with the draft. It will be interesting how it plays out.


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PostPosted: 02/01/18 4:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Petrovic could be the EuroLeague MVP and she’s cheaper than Currie.

With the signing of Lyttle, that probably means Dupree is not coming back. Are you sure Bonner is staying?



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PostPosted: 02/02/18 1:15 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/wnba/mercury/2018/02/01/phoenix-mercury-bolster-defense-signing-power-forward-sancho-lyttle/1083861001/



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PostPosted: 02/02/18 5:22 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

sportsfan48 wrote:

Mitchell/DRob/Xargay
Taurasi/Turner/Prince
Bonner/Talbot/Petrovic
Lyttle/Cannon/George
Griner/A.Robinson/Bone


I think Bone goes elsewhere & George doesn't return. Maybe they bring back Mistie Bass? Getting Xargay & Petrovic back would be a nice bonus for them.



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PostPosted: 02/02/18 12:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Cayla George traded to Connecticut for a second round pick



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PostPosted: 02/02/18 12:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Cayla George traded to Connecticut for a second round pick


Im still confused on why shes in the league . I dont think she makes the Conn squad unless shes Adams replacement , but even then Arrow Arrow



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PostPosted: 02/02/18 12:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Any word on where Kizer might wind up?



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Even if Kizer ends up somewhere else, George still isn't making this team.



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Even if Kizer ends up somewhere else, George still isn't making this team.


Why you say that? He’s replacing one Kayla with another. Not sure it’s an upgrade, and he talked about not having enough pieces for a championship last year.



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PostPosted: 02/02/18 2:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Maybe he just likes K/Caylas.


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PostPosted: 02/04/18 1:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

For what it's worth, an AZCentral reporter says Bonner is returning to Phoenix.


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If everyone else stays, with Bonner they should have the following. If Xargay or Petrovic show up, Talbot goes. If both show up, Talbot & Prince go.

PG: Mitchell/DRobinson
SG: Taurasi/Prince
SF: Bonner/Turner/Talbot
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PostPosted: 02/05/18 1:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Mercury re-sign Camille Little


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I'm afraid the Mercury will be two Little at the 4 position.



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The Mercury are really running for oldest team in the league.


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Mercury re-sign Camille Little


Odd bringing Camille back with the signing of Sancho.



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sigur3 wrote:
Mercury re-sign Camille Little


Odd bringing Camille back with the signing of Sancho.


Relying on Sancho Lyttle to stay healthy all season is a risky proposition



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pilight wrote:
toad455 wrote:
sigur3 wrote:
Mercury re-sign Camille Little


Odd bringing Camille back with the signing of Sancho.


Relying on Sancho Lyttle to stay healthy all season is a risky proposition


And even if she stays healthy there is always her Spanish National Team commitments.



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And even if she stays healthy there is always her Spanish National Team commitments.

Don't think that'll have any impact this season. EuroBasket qualifiers are February and November, and Worlds are obviously after the WNBA season. Lyttle doesn't tend to leave for things like training camps and warm-up games.



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I'm afraid the Mercury will be two Little at the 4 position.

Randy, I just love your humor. Keep it going! Laughing Laughing



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I'm afraid the Mercury will be two Little at the 4 position.

Randy, I just love your humor. Keep it going! Laughing Laughing


Thanks. You may be the only one though. Smile



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Randy wrote:
Rock Hard wrote:
Randy wrote:
I'm afraid the Mercury will be two Little at the 4 position.

Randy, I just love your humor. Keep it going! Laughing Laughing


Thanks. You may be the only one though. Smile

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Rock Hard wrote:
Randy wrote:
Rock Hard wrote:
Randy wrote:
I'm afraid the Mercury will be two Little at the 4 position.

Randy, I just love your humor. Keep it going! Laughing Laughing


Thanks. You may be the only one though. Smile

Do not worry about any negative comments from anyone. Always be the best Randy every day!


I support this message , Randy your humor is needed around here .



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Petrovic was named EuroLeague Player of the Year for the regular season.




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Update on questions to be answered:

Besides the schedule being announced, here are questions that MUST be answered:

First, is DB returning, or will she threaten to sit out/demand a trade?

Second, will Xargay or Petrovic return?

Third, while her offense and shot blocking/changing are MVP worthy, why does the 6'9" player get a pass on rebounding?


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Bonner will be cored, yet does she remain in Phoenix?

We need power forward who is a rebounder and defender....to me, the scoring is secondary...it is all about the rebounding.

Howard is a starter on most teams, and would be a welcome addition.

Do Xargay or Petrovic return?

Edit to add: would Phoenix offer Bone a high salary?



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As for No. 3, Griner has never been a particularly good rebounder, nor is she likely to become one. But the perfect player has yet to be born, so I think every team in the league would gladly put Griner at center, and deal with the rebounding issue.



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