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PostPosted: 05/14/24 1:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

hyperetic wrote:
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They were never going to put Candace Parker on an expansion team.


Why not though?


She was a bonafide potential superstar. Attention for the league was paramount. They couldn't have her languishing on an expansion team. They needed her somewhere visible and potentially competitive.


An beyond that, the current owners were never going to approve a system that put Parker on an expansion team instead of one of the existing teams. They weren't going to give her away to the new kid on the block.


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PostPosted: 05/14/24 1:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

hyperetic wrote:
craigmont wrote:
pilight wrote:

They were never going to put Candace Parker on an expansion team.


Why not though?


She was a bonafide potential superstar. Attention for the league was paramount. They couldn't have her languishing on an expansion team. They needed her somewhere visible and potentially competitive.


That's conspiracy-level thinking. Whatever the reason for giving Atlanta the #4 pick instead of a chance at #1 in the lottery, I guarantee it wasn't "keep them from getting Parker." It was probably something about fairness to the existing teams.

You could just as easily argue the opposite- the league has an interest in expansion teams being successful.

It will be interesting to see what they do this time.


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PostPosted: 05/14/24 1:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

craigmont wrote:
You could just as easily argue the opposite- the league has an interest in expansion teams being successful.


It didn't prevent the Dream from being successful. They made the playoffs in their second season and reached the finals in their third. They were far more successful than the team that actually got Parker over the following 6-7 seasons.



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PostPosted: 05/14/24 1:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
craigmont wrote:
You could just as easily argue the opposite- the league has an interest in expansion teams being successful.


It didn't prevent the Dream from being successful. They made the playoffs in their second season and reached the finals in their third. They were far more successful than the team that actually got Parker over the following 6-7 seasons.


Had ATL been in the West back during that time the success would not be the same Laughing Laughing



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PostPosted: 05/14/24 1:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I think they whiffed across the board;
- the name is meh
- the logo is awful
- the color scheme makes little sense
- the reveal video looks fan made

I’m shocked. It’s like they slapped this together last week and rushed it all out.


You can go to the first post in this thread and edit in the name of the team, unless you’re so disappointed that you want a new thread to be started.


You do you.


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PostPosted: 05/14/24 3:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I would expect Golden State to get the fifth pick, after the lottery. There's some historical precedence for this, but mainly the owners of teams that didn't make the playoffs are going to want to get a good player. The expansion team will have to fend for itself -- and with Lacob's money and expiring contracts after 2025, the roster will be stacked with free agents.



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PostPosted: 05/14/24 4:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Maybe Ayoka Lee put off entering the draft for three years because she wanted to be part of the Vals at the #5 pick. Very Happy



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PostPosted: 05/15/24 6:45 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
Maybe Ayoka Lee put off entering the draft for three years because she wanted to be part of the Vals at the #5 pick. Very Happy


Well, she's already familiar with the color scheme Wink



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PostPosted: 05/15/24 11:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The Vals should put a picture of Val Ackerman as their logo Laughing


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