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PostPosted: 08/14/18 4:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

zune69 wrote:
Terrible job by the Lynx or whoever created the top 20 list...Wiggins should definitely be on the list...Whoever made the list is just being petty.


Was it ever stated anywhere what the criteria for this list is? If they didn't say on-court production (as a member of the Lynx), then "Top 20 Players in Minnesota Lynx History" can mean whatever they want. 😭


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PostPosted: 08/15/18 12:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So what is Brunson's status for postseason?

In a way, it may have been beneficial for her to rest, and if the Lynx lose their next one, maybe they more or less give everyone the night off on the last night, figuring a rested Lynx has a better chance of winning two games than a tired Lynx team does of winning one.

Hard to say, but by PER, the Lynx only had two above-average players this year. Not saying PER is perfect, or even close, but that does explain a lot.



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PostPosted: 08/15/18 1:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

As Kevin Pelton indicates here - https://twitter.com/kpeltonWBB/status/1029787367589081089 - the Lynx probably aren't going anywhere outside of 7th after last night's result. Brunson won't play again until Tuesday in the first round, at best.



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PostPosted: 08/19/18 9:37 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

D-Rob signs contract extension. Guess she's Whalen's temporary replacement.




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PostPosted: 08/19/18 9:50 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Guess they won't have to core her. Megdal's spreadsheet shows her already signed through 2019. Seems odd they would have her sign an extension if she is already under contract for next season.


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PostPosted: 08/19/18 9:55 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Seems odd they would have her sign an extension if she is already under contract for next season.

She wasn't.



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PostPosted: 08/19/18 10:52 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Reeve better have signed her at a discounted rate, maybe 105K?

Signing Maya to an extension should be the #1 priority, and yet we get one of the excuses for Howard not being signed as the first signing. I hope this isn’t an indication of another brutal brutal off season.



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PostPosted: 08/19/18 12:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
Randy wrote:
Seems odd they would have her sign an extension if she is already under contract for next season.

She wasn't.


How dare Megdal's spreadsheet have any errors in it! Twisted Evil


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PostPosted: 08/19/18 1:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
Reeve better have signed her at a discounted rate, maybe 105K?

Signing Maya to an extension should be the #1 priority, and yet we get one of the excuses for Howard not being signed as the first signing. I hope this isn’t an indication of another brutal brutal off season.


Looking at back at all the articles about how great and important the Tanisha Wright signing was, I wonder if Reeve would've gotten rid of Howard anyways if Renee Montgomery stayed:

"This is a veteran we thought was a must-have for our offseason. Even if Renee [Montgomery, who signed with Atlanta] came back. Tanisha gives us our best chance to win this year.”

So much for that, unless she becomes big in the playoffs. Because (though to be fair, Reeve probably has made every player look worse than they actually are this year) Wright is statistically worse this year than 2014 Tan White. All Reeve had to do was not think she had to replace her 34+ year old bench players with any more 34+ year olds (give the younger players a chance, especially Howard, and not be cheap giving her an extension), and everything would've fell into place for the Lynx to be better a lot better than .500 this year.


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PostPosted: 08/19/18 4:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

SpaceJunkie wrote:
Richyyy wrote:
Randy wrote:
Seems odd they would have her sign an extension if she is already under contract for next season.

She wasn't.


How dare Megdal's spreadsheet have any errors in it! Twisted Evil


Perhaps the all-seeing Megdal knew this was going to happen. Razz


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PostPosted: 08/20/18 7:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Could you summarize it. 19:50 is a bit long for me.


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The Unshakable Bond of the Minnesota Lynx

https://www.theringer.com/2018/8/21/17762800/minnesota-lynx-unshakable-bond-maya-moore-lindsay-whalen

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“When we got the no. 1 pick, it was just like—wow, we’re going to get Maya Moore,” Whalen said.



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PostPosted: 09/04/18 5:25 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Laimbeer beating Reeve at her own game.

https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1036804722693353472/pu/vid/640x360/1S1c0y3qcQxsGN_M.mp4



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OUCH


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PostPosted: 09/14/18 12:21 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Miyem and Kizer are better. Didn't you see their amazing production in the playoffs? Smile

I can't wait to hear how Reeve and the Lynx Propaganda Machine spin this, since Reeve obviously didn't want Howard that much, or think she is that useful, because in sports if you really want someone, you keep them at whatever it takes (not low-ball an offer, etc), since the Lynx had enough money to re-sign her. And I didn't see anything this year that showed me the Lynx would've been doomed and go, say 18-16, if they had anybody other than super-hyped signing Wright as a backup guard—younger players, or someone cheaper (I didn't know Wright was an expensive signing when the signing news originally occurred).

Isn't there some law that says that if RebKell's fans are smarter than you, you must get fired, because Amber Stocks got fired when the Sky fans proved to be smarter at running the Sky than her, so can Reeve get fired because Shades (and I) never wanted to trade Howard?


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