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PostPosted: 04/27/18 7:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Fever roster. 17 players with Johnson expected to miss most of the season.


Why not suspend her then?

I wonder if she had a setback? Plaisance tore her ACL three months after Shenise Johnson, and now it sounds like they’ll be ready about the same time.



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toad455 wrote:
Fever roster. 17 players with Johnson expected to miss most of the season.


Why not suspend her then?

I wonder if she had a setback? Plaisance tore her ACL three months after Shenise Johnson, and now it sounds like they’ll be ready about the same time.


They should suspend her, especially if she ends up not playing at all this season.

PG: KMitchell/Wheeler
SG: TMitchell/Pohlen-Mavunga/Abdelkader
SF: Vivians/Gwathmey
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PostPosted: 04/28/18 1:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Johnson's injury wasn't just an ACL, there was a lot of other damage in her knee that needed to be cleaned up. This isn't unexpected.


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PostPosted: 04/29/18 4:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Key points in Kevin Messenger‘s roster notes
http://fever.wnba.com/news/getting-to-know-the-fever-training-camp-roster/

#11 • NATALIE ACHONWA • C
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Achonwa is a returning center who started 17 games and appeared in all 34 last season for the Fever. She should remain a staple in the Fever’s post rotation.


#40 • KAYLA ALEXANDER • C
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Alexander symbolizes Indiana’s movement toward size and athleticism.


#8 • HIND BEN ABDELKADER • G
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A point guard, she is better known for her quick shooting release and deep shooting range, averaging 17.5 points per game and 42 percent shooting from 3-point range in Hatay, Turkey this past winter.


#4 • CANDICE DUPREE • F
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Dupree is expected to anchor a revamped Fever lineup that could give her greater flexibility and allow her to maintain a career shooting percentage above 50 percent.


#12 • BASHAARA GRAVES • F
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She could challenge for a roster spot at power forward.


#1 • JAZMON GWATHMEY • Guard
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Impressively, she led the Fever with 22 blocked shots. She should again remain as a valuable depth component in Indiana’s guard rotation.


#5 • JENNIFER HAMSON • C
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With a slight build, Hamson’s challenge will be to score and rebound consistently.


#42 • SHENISE JOHNSON • G
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Last year Indiana was 2-16 without her. Her surgery and rehab have gone well and she is on track to return late in the 2018 season.


#2 • ERLANA LARKINS • C
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Larkins remains a very valuable leader and rebounder, but she will need to stave off Father Time and younger challengers to increase that productivity in 2018.


#23 • STEPHANIE MAVUNGA • F
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The sister-in-law of Fever guard Jeanette Pohlen-Mavunga, she could contribute as a rookie.


#22 • ERICA McCALL • F
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As a second-year player, she will need to be more assertive and compete with the influx of newcomers.


#0 • KELSEY MITCHELL • G
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With the Fever, she is likely to split time with Erica Wheeler at the point, and with several other players at the 2-guard.


#3 • TIFFANY MITCHELL • G
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Tiffany Mitchell already owns status as the best free throw shooter in Fever history — nearly 92 percent with over 200 attempts in two seasons.


#9 • ALEXIS PETERSON • G
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Peterson led the Orange to the 2016 national championship game which was played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.


#32 • JEANETTE POHLEN-MAVUNGA • G
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With age and the influx of highly regarded guards, Pohlen-Mavunga will again be challenged to find ways to contribute.


#7 • JENNIE SIMMS • G
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Indiana picked her up for four games to end the season. With strong offensive skills, Fever coaches re-signed her as a free agent in February.


#35 • VICTORIA VIVIANS • G
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“Queen Victoria” should see a significant role at both the “2” or “3” positions.


#17 • ERICA WHEELER • G
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This year, she is the incumbent starter at point guard, expected to help tutor Kelsey Mitchell as her backup.



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Fever waive Simms.



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Trying to find a way to add Peterson to the roster.
Wheeler/Peterson
TMitchell/KMitchell/SJohnson(until 100%)
Gwathmey/Vivians/Pohlen-Mavunga
Dupree/Mavunga
Achonwa/Larkins/Alexander

Their post situation is a bit confusing to me. Who will start at center when Larkins and Dupree come back?

That means players like McCall and Abdelkader have probably hurt themselves by not being in camp.

Who between Gwathmey and Pohlen has got to go, or do they ignore Peterson’s 3-3 and 10-10 FT plus game high 4 assists in today’s preseason game?



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Trying to find a way to add Peterson to the roster.
Wheeler/Peterson
TMitchell/KMitchell/SJohnson(until 100%)
Gwathmey/Vivians/Pohlen-Mavunga
Dupree/Mavunga
Achonwa/Larkins/Alexander

Their post situation is a bit confusing to me. Who will start at center when Larkins and Dupree come back?

That means players like McCall and Abdelkader have probably hurt themselves by not being in camp.

Who between Gwathmey and Pohlen has got to go, or do they ignore Peterson’s 3-3 and 10-10 FT plus game high 4 assists in today’s preseason game?


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FT shooting shouldn't determine if a player makes a team or not. Sure she's aggressive in getting to the basket and drawing fouls, but I wonder how she did as a PG and running the floor.



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FT shooting shouldn't determine if a player makes a team or not. Sure she's aggressive in getting to the basket and drawing fouls, but I wonder how she did as a PG and running the floor.



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FT shooting shouldn't determine if a player makes a team or not. Sure she's aggressive in getting to the basket and drawing fouls, but I wonder how she did as a PG and running the floor.


I disagree. Getting to the line is a quality all coaches love in a player, and for good reason.

She also got a game high 4 assists, as I said before.



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toad455 wrote:
FT shooting shouldn't determine if a player makes a team or not. Sure she's aggressive in getting to the basket and drawing fouls, but I wonder how she did as a PG and running the floor.


I disagree. Getting to the line is a quality all coaches love in a player, and for good reason.

She also got a game high 4 assists, as I said before.


Can you see her doing this on a consistent basis during the regular season ? Idea



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Fever waive Hamson. Wonder if another tean will pick her up?



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PostPosted: 05/07/18 3:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Does Hamson have any real basketball skills besides being tall?


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Does Hamson have any real basketball skills besides being tall?


It wouldn't appear so.


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Does Hamson have any real basketball skills besides being tall?


a strong defensive center. best quality is blocking shots & working the pick & roll. Hamson's problem(s) was always she's not a reliable scorer and doesn't like getting physical inside. Though I could see Seattle taking a chance on her since they're thin inside currently.



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Working the pick and roll? A big problem a lot of these giants have is that players go shooting by them off picks, or they can't recover back into the paint after picks bring them outside. I continue to be baffled by the pervading fondness for big white stiffs. Hamblin's in the same camp.



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Working the pick and roll? A big problem a lot of these giants have is that players go shooting by them off picks, or they can't recover back into the paint after picks bring them outside. I continue to be baffled by the pervading fondness for big white stiffs. Hamblin's in the same camp.


I think Hamblin's quite a bit better than Hamson.



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Richyyy wrote:
Working the pick and roll? A big problem a lot of these giants have is that players go shooting by them off picks, or they can't recover back into the paint after picks bring them outside. I continue to be baffled by the pervading fondness for big white stiffs. Hamblin's in the same camp.


I think Hamblin's quite a bit better than Hamson.


I think they're both a waste of space in this league . Id prefer Hamson seeing as though i already have to deal with Hamlin and her slow feet , at least Hamson will block some shots occasionally.



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Working the pick and roll? A big problem a lot of these giants have is that players go shooting by them off picks, or they can't recover back into the paint after picks bring them outside. I continue to be baffled by the pervading fondness for big white stiffs. Hamblin's in the same camp.


Great White Hope syndrome?


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PostPosted: 05/08/18 10:12 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Hamson waived



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Does Hamson have any real basketball skills besides being tall?


No.

That this happened right after the game makes me think McCall will be back in another day or so.


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Richyyy wrote:
Working the pick and roll? A big problem a lot of these giants have is that players go shooting by them off picks, or they can't recover back into the paint after picks bring them outside. I continue to be baffled by the pervading fondness for big white stiffs. Hamblin's in the same camp.


Great White Hope syndrome?


You talking about Stevens? That stereotyping is pitiful.


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PostPosted: 05/15/18 2:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Fever waive Graves, Peterson, and Pohlen-Mavunga


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Fever waive Graves, Peterson, and Pohlen-Mavunga


So they are at 13 now with Johnson. Don't think they need all those posts, so I'm guessing Johnson may be back sooner than later. Last cut is either McCall or Mavunga.



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Last cut is either McCall or Mavunga.


That’s an easy mccall to make, unless Pokey has decided to purge all the Mavungas.



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PostPosted: 05/15/18 3:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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sigur3 wrote:
Fever waive Graves, Peterson, and Pohlen-Mavunga


So they are at 13 now with Johnson. Don't think they need all those posts, so I'm guessing Johnson may be back sooner than later. Last cut is either McCall or Mavunga.


A little disappointed to see Peterson go, but she was a long shot. Glad to see the Fever move on from Pohlen. She was a nice piece to have her first couple of years, but she is clearly not part of the future of the franchise.


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PostPosted: 05/17/18 9:02 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Larkins waived.

This is the rebuildiest of all rebuilds.


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Larkins waived.

This is the rebuildiest of all rebuilds.


Wow. Shocked


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so

Wheeler/K. Mitchell
T. Mitchell/Abdelkader/S. Johnson
Gwathmey/Vivians
Dupree/Mavunga/McCall
Alexander/Achonwa


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Nixtreefan wrote:
Randy wrote:
Richyyy wrote:
Working the pick and roll? A big problem a lot of these giants have is that players go shooting by them off picks, or they can't recover back into the paint after picks bring them outside. I continue to be baffled by the pervading fondness for big white stiffs. Hamblin's in the same camp.


Great White Hope syndrome?


You talking about Stevens? That stereotyping is pitiful.


More like racism.

I'll bet these two won't be watching the Royal Wedding this Saturday.


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Larkins waived.

This is the rebuildiest of all rebuilds.


Only Johnson and Achonwa remain from the team that played in the finals three seasons ago.


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Larkins waived.

This is the rebuildiest of all rebuilds.


Larkins will find a spot on someone's bench.



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She hasn't done much in the past few seasons.


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J-Spoon wrote:
so

Wheeler/K. Mitchell
T. Mitchell/Abdelkader/S. Johnson
Gwathmey/Vivians
Dupree/Mavunga/McCall
Alexander/Achonwa


Oh God. Laughing


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mavcarter wrote:
J-Spoon wrote:
so

Wheeler/K. Mitchell
T. Mitchell/Abdelkader/S. Johnson
Gwathmey/Vivians
Dupree/Mavunga/McCall
Alexander/Achonwa


Oh God. Laughing


When healthy you could probably start S. Johnson at the 3 spot.


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mavcarter wrote:
J-Spoon wrote:
so

Wheeler/K. Mitchell
T. Mitchell/Abdelkader/S. Johnson
Gwathmey/Vivians
Dupree/Mavunga/McCall
Alexander/Achonwa


Oh God. Laughing


This appears to me to be a very bad team ...how many of these starters start for, say, Dallas or Atlanta (much less the Sparks or Lynx)?

Might as well start Mitchell and Vivians since you're going to lose anyway ...



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J-Spoon wrote:
mavcarter wrote:
J-Spoon wrote:
so

Wheeler/K. Mitchell
T. Mitchell/Abdelkader/S. Johnson
Gwathmey/Vivians
Dupree/Mavunga/McCall
Alexander/Achonwa


Oh God. Laughing


When healthy you could probably start S. Johnson at the 3 spot.


You certainly do. There is no question about.


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Dupree/Mavunga/McCall
Alexander/Achonwa

Shocked Rolling Eyes


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I have to believe that a few of the players on the waiver wire will be better than some of those listed on the depth chart above.


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I’m fairly sure Pokey let Coleman go because she felt she had a Day 1 starter in Vivians. If indeed Gwathmey is starting over Vivians, that’s kind of a bitter pill to swallow.



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I’m fairly sure Pokey let Coleman go because she felt she had a Day 1 starter in Vivians. If indeed Gwathmey is starting over Vivians, that’s kind of a bitter pill to swallow.


IMO, I don't think Vivians will be that good but I agree that she should start.


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I hope we win 5 games this season.


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I’m fairly sure Pokey let Coleman go because she felt she had a Day 1 starter in Vivians. If indeed Gwathmey is starting over Vivians, that’s kind of a bitter pill to swallow.


Not at all. This team is planning for the future, and Coleman isn't part of it. Same with Larkins. Dupree is good enough to keep around and help the team transition - the others needed cut loose.


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My impression has always been that Larkins was pretty laid back. I wonder if she felt a bit 'entitled' and she and Pokey simply didn't see eye to eye. But I would be curious if Pokey didn't at least try to trade her for a 2nd rounder next year.



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My impression has always been that Larkins was pretty laid back. I wonder if she felt a bit 'entitled' and she and Pokey simply didn't see eye to eye. But I would be curious if Pokey didn't at least try to trade her for a 2nd rounder next year.

She tends to play as hard as anyone and chase everything on the floor, though. Even when you're going super-young and clearly rebuilding, you want the right people around to 'create a culture'. My impression from outside is I'd much rather have Larkins around for that than Dupree - the poster-girl for empty stats and half-assed defense.



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Shades wrote:
I’m fairly sure Pokey let Coleman go because she felt she had a Day 1 starter in Vivians. If indeed Gwathmey is starting over Vivians, that’s kind of a bitter pill to swallow.


Not at all. This team is planning for the future, and Coleman isn't part of it. Same with Larkins. Dupree is good enough to keep around and help the team transition - the others needed cut loose.


You want to have multiple lottery pick seasons, but I’m pretty sure that’s not Pokey’s vision.

But her ineptitude to get something, anything for assets doesn’t really bode well for the future.



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Might as well start Mitchell and Vivians since you're going to lose anyway ...


100 percent agree. Trial by fire, but get them early minutes and experience, so they can adjust to the speed of the game and reach their respective potential.


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Shades wrote:
PUmatty wrote:
Shades wrote:
I’m fairly sure Pokey let Coleman go because she felt she had a Day 1 starter in Vivians. If indeed Gwathmey is starting over Vivians, that’s kind of a bitter pill to swallow.


Not at all. This team is planning for the future, and Coleman isn't part of it. Same with Larkins. Dupree is good enough to keep around and help the team transition - the others needed cut loose.


You want to have multiple lottery pick seasons, but I’m pretty sure that’s not Pokey’s vision.

But her ineptitude to get something, anything for assets doesn’t really bode well for the future.


Coleman clearing waivers should tell you there was nothing to get for her. Just because one team doesn't wants to get rid of a player doesn't mean anyone is willing to give something up for her.

If you think they had so much value why aren't you saying what you think Minnesota should have given up to get them?


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