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Predict how many Liberty rookies from 2020 make it to their 2021 roster!
All 7 make it
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
6
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
5
19%
 19%  [ 6 ]
4
35%
 35%  [ 11 ]
3
22%
 22%  [ 7 ]
2
12%
 12%  [ 4 ]
1
6%
 6%  [ 2 ]
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Davis4632



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PostPosted: 10/05/20 4:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Double post.


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PostPosted: 10/05/20 4:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Davis4632 wrote:
What role to do see Paris having on the team if she's on it next season?


Impossible to answer without knowing--assuming Paris Kea is on the 12-player roster--who else will be. And I believe we're all murky on how Kolb and Hopkins plan to approach the 2021 season.

In my view, Paris played well enough to genuinely be under consideration as a backup guard for the Liberty. The problem is numbers. I see Ionescu, Durr, and Clarendon as being on the roster. I'm iffy about Jones, but others here are more positive. Would Jones be playing some at guard? What if Johannes returns? Paris is no lock to make the team.



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PostPosted: 10/06/20 10:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Davis4632 wrote:
What role to do see Paris having on the team if she's on it next season?


Basically, I agree with what Bob said. My official position is that I don't think Kea will make the team. I'd just like to see her get a chance somewhere. In college, Paris displayed an ability to raise her game when the pressure was on. Those types of players seem to have a higher probability of success at the next level.

Her best chances of making the Liberty are:

1) as a combo guard filling the 5th backcourt spot
2) as the backup PG to Clarendon if Ionescu starts at SG (which is how NY began the 2020 season)
3) as the backup PG to Ionescu if Clarendon is traded



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PostPosted: 10/06/20 10:04 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Kea's best chance to be on anyone's roster is to go to Europe and have a 2.0 A/TO.



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PostPosted: 10/06/20 10:50 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ClayK wrote:
Kea's best chance to be on anyone's roster is to go to Europe and have a 2.0 A/TO.

And yet, as we just saw with the All-WNBA teams, what gets you noticed is scoring loads of points. That's probably what gets you paid more in Europe, too.

I agree with the previous sentiments that Kea's unlikely to make the roster. A third-string point guard is an easy thing to cut when you've got a roster crunch. She probably needs a bunch of people to be injured or not show up again. Could easily latch on somewhere else or be one of those players that teams call midseason when they need somebody, though.



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PostPosted: 10/06/20 2:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I view Kea as being similar to Erica Wheeler, only bigger and less manic. Yes, Paris will probably bounce around and need some luck. As for also needing a 2.0 ATO? Wheeler has done it once in 5 seasons.



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