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PostPosted: 05/11/19 2:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It's another item in the list of reasons to put a little more room between the Final Four and the draft. You don't have to have a true combine or pre-draft camp, but at least request that every meaningful player make themselves available for a medical by a league doctor. Anyone who actively avoided it would immediately raise some red flags (and if you wanted to avoid some of the time issues you could bring together everyone who isn't in the Final Four at least a week earlier).



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PostPosted: 05/11/19 3:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

NC State lost four players to season-ending injuries. I wonder if Leslie just didn't want to know herself. I can see her gutting it out in an effort to help her college team. Afterward, she hoped it would go away. A case of avoidance behavior.



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PostPosted: 05/13/19 12:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Maci Morris was waived this morning.



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PostPosted: 05/14/19 11:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/05/10/mystics-top-draft-pick-kiara-leslie-expected-miss-months-with-knee-injury/

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Thibault said Leslie will count against the team’s roster this season and cannot be replaced with another player. Her rookie salary, which is just under $45,000, will count against Washington’s salary cap space.

“That’s one of the flaws you’re at the risk of when you draft somebody — not knowing something,” Thibault said. “And the other part of it is, we didn’t draft her for 10 to 12 weeks; we drafted her for 10 to 12 years. So we’ll get through this.”



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PostPosted: 05/15/19 7:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sam Fuehring was waived today.

Also: https://mystics.wnba.com/news/training-camp-roster-update/

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Washington Mystics Head Coach Mike Thibault announced that forward Aerial Powers suffered a left gluteal injury in the team’s recent preseason game against the Minnesota Lynx. Powers is expected to be out for approximately two to four weeks.



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PostPosted: 05/15/19 8:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I found it interesting that Cloud is listed at 5-9 here: https://mystics.wnba.com/news/training-camp-roster-update/ but 6-0 on the regular roster. Should we just split the difference or is it a str8 up typo?



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PostPosted: 05/15/19 8:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
I found it interesting that Cloud is listed at 5-9 here: https://mystics.wnba.com/news/training-camp-roster-update/ but 6-0 on the regular roster. Should we just split the difference or is it a str8 up typo?


Cloud is listed as 6-0 by St. Joseph's University. However, teams have been known to correct inflated college heights. Sugar Rodgers was 5-11 coming out of Georgetown, but either the Lynx or Liberty lowered her to 5-9.



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PostPosted: 05/16/19 1:09 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
I found it interesting that Cloud is listed at 5-9 here: https://mystics.wnba.com/news/training-camp-roster-update/ but 6-0 on the regular roster. Should we just split the difference or is it a str8 up typo?


Cloud always looked like a big guard to me on the court. More "listed 6'0"" than "listed 5'9". Here is a picture which suggests either listed height could be correct as she is standing between listed 5'11" Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and listed 5'9" Tayler Hill:



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PostPosted: 05/16/19 4:01 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

There's no way Cloud is 5'9, must be a mistake.


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PostPosted: 05/17/19 8:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

After tonight's preseason game:

PG: Cloud
SG: Toliver/Walker-Kimbrough/Mestdagh
SF: Atkins/Powers
PF: Delle Donne/Meeseeman/Hines-Allen
C: Sanders/Hawkins
IR: Leslie



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