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miller40



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PostPosted: 05/21/19 5:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
pilight wrote:
Gotta suck to be traded away by your national team coach


She’s not the GM so that helps keep her hands clean.


Not the GM, but “Brondello also serves as the team’s vice president of player personnel.”


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PostPosted: 05/21/19 5:33 pm    ::: Get that Butt off the bench. Reply Reply with quote

Now, all the front office needs to do is move Camille Little and her butt to someone else's bench & that would put us under the salary cap. We can't just cut/waive her, as she has a guaranteed contract.


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PostPosted: 05/21/19 5:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I dont get this move. Carson at 32 will not improve anymore. Career 32% from behind the arc. I dont think she will shoot better then last year (36%) and everybody was raving about that. Talbot is a lot younger then her (24) much better shooter and has shown a lot of promise defensively. Can guard multiple positions. Yes Carson is a better defender but how many years will she keep that up.



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PostPosted: 05/21/19 5:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michelle89 wrote:
I dont get this move. ..... Yes Carson is a better defender but how many years will she keep that up.


I think you made it full circle to prove that you DO get it. Very Happy


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PostPosted: 05/21/19 6:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Guaranteed contracts $578,500
Bonner
Griner
January
Little
Taurasi


85,000 Carson
80,000 Lyttle
97,000 Mitchell
50,000 Smith
42,000 YTurner
354,000

578,500
354,000
932,500

That leaves 63,600 to sign

44,000 BTurner
42,500 Cunningham
42,000 Carter



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PostPosted: 05/21/19 9:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I’m literally waiting to see what team is dumb enough to trade for Camille Little.


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PostPosted: 05/21/19 9:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

In Turkey, Galatasaray has terminated the contracts of overpaid, underperforming American players by accusing them of partying too much. It's worth a try.



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PostPosted: 05/21/19 9:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

root_thing wrote:
In Turkey, Galatasaray has terminated the contracts of overpaid, underperforming American players by accusing them of partying too much. It's worth a try.


Shocked Laughing


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PostPosted: 05/22/19 2:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Solves that problem.

PG: January/Mitchell
SG: Taurasi/Y.Turner/Cunningham
SF: Bonner/Carson
PF: Lyttle/Little/Smith
C: Griner/B.Turner

Nope. For all the reasons gone into in great detail in previous posts on this thread.


With all the injuries, pregnancy, etc, it seems to me that Indy and Chicago will feature 2 of the stronger backcourts in the league.


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PostPosted: 05/23/19 3:41 pm    ::: Final Roster? Reply Reply with quote

Has anyone heard about the final roster move(s)???


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PostPosted: 05/23/19 4:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

2019 Opening Night Final Roster ... NO Leilani Mitchell

Bonner
Carter
Carson
Cunningham
Griner
January
Little
Lyttle
Smith
Taurasi
B Turner
Y Turner

Going to miss Lei!


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PostPosted: 05/23/19 4:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Liberty or Wings should pick up Mitchell.



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PostPosted: 05/23/19 4:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Gotta suck to be cut by... well, yeah.


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PostPosted: 05/23/19 4:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Aren’t they still over the cap?


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PostPosted: 05/23/19 4:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

mavcarter wrote:
Aren’t they still over the cap?

No, Mitchell was enough to get under. It was always one non-guaranteed vet, or two of the cheap options.



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PostPosted: 05/23/19 5:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
mavcarter wrote:
Aren’t they still over the cap?

No, Mitchell was enough to get under. It was always one non-guaranteed vet, or two of the cheap options.


Ahhhh, thanks Richyyy. Embarassed


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PostPosted: 05/23/19 5:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Mitchell is better than Carson though...

It was a pipe dream to get a trade for Little..but it would have been nice to remove the temptation from Sandy..hopefully the younger players step up. Turner is going to have an opportunity.



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PostPosted: 05/23/19 7:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PhxPeace wrote:
2019 Opening Night Final Roster ... NO Leilani Mitchell

Bonner
Carter
Carson
Cunningham
Griner
January
Little
Lyttle
Smith
Taurasi
B Turner
Y Turner

Going to miss Lei!

Yeah, it sucks to lose Leilani. What a costly screw-up.
And that final roster … it's a pretty extraordinary mix of inexperience and oh she still hasn't retired?
Which isn't to say it's not a strong lineup. When healthy. Which could easily be never during 2019.


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PostPosted: 05/23/19 7:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I dont know how attached Mitchell was to Phoenix - she's obviously played in a bunch of places over the years - but it is within the realms of possibility that they just sign her right back. If she clears waivers they could cut Carter and sign Mitchell with everything that they've got left under the cap (mid-70k rather than the mid-90k she was on before). New York did something similar with Swin Cash a couple of years back.



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PostPosted: 05/23/19 7:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
PhxPeace wrote:
2019 Opening Night Final Roster ... NO Leilani Mitchell

Bonner
Carter
Carson
Cunningham
Griner
January
Little
Lyttle
Smith
Taurasi
B Turner
Y Turner

Going to miss Lei!

Yeah, it sucks to lose Leilani. What a costly screw-up.
And that final roster … it's a pretty extraordinary mix of inexperience and oh she still hasn't retired?
Which isn't to say it's not a strong lineup. When healthy. Which could easily be never during 2019.


They've got three of the 10 oldest players in the league and four rookies, most in the league on both counts



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PostPosted: 05/25/19 1:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Emese has signed an overseas contract with Avenida (Spain). WNBA training camp contracts can really open doors for players overseas



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PostPosted: 05/28/19 2:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

"With that in mind, I went around to as many of the Mercury as I could and asked them the same question: who was the person that, when you were a young player, showed you what it means and what it takes to be a professional basketball player?" -- Alex Simon (High Post Hoops)

Who helped the Mercury veterans when they were rookies?
https://highposthoops.com/2019/05/28/when-they-were-young-who-helped-the-mercury-veterans-when-they-were-rookies/?utm_campaign=FanSided+Daily&utm_source=FanSided+Daily&utm_medium=email


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PostPosted: 05/28/19 2:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Practice updates, from Alex Simon (High Post Hoops)

– Diana Taurasi (back surgery) isn’t back yet, but is progressing well and continued to get shots up and do other light work around the side of the court. Brondello said Taurasi will be re-evaluated next week and that could lead to an updated timeline beyond the initial 10-12 weeks, but the key in Phoenix’s mind is for Taurasi to be 100% healthy.

– Sancho Lyttle (knee) is very close to returning, with Brondello stating she’s “hoping to get a few minutes out of her” in Friday’s game against the Aces.

– Camille Little (ankle) just began running up and back on the basketball court in Monday’s practice, and Brondello admitted she’s not sure when Little will be back yet.

– One interesting spectator at Monday’s practice: Leilani Mitchell, who was the final cut for the Mercury last Thursday.

https://highposthoops.com/2019/05/28/phoenix-mercury-mitchell-taurasi-practice/


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PostPosted: 05/28/19 2:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

CamrnCrz1974 wrote:

Camille Little (ankle) just began running up and back on the basketball court in Monday’s practice, and Brondello admitted she’s not sure when Little will be back yet.


Seems like she would have been a very worthy buyout candidate. She must be a good locker room presence.

CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
One interesting spectator at Monday’s practice: Leilani Mitchell, who was the final cut for the Mercury last Thursday.


More jumping to conclusions and bad reporting by High Post Hoops. This is how rumors get started.



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PostPosted: 05/29/19 11:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Agreed. High Post Hoops has issued a correction.

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UPDATED: a previous version of this story incorrectly stated that former Mercury guard Leilani Mitchell was at practice. In fact, the person at practice was Dr. Tasha Harris, seen here. High Post Hoops regrets the error.


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