Weedy Slug
Earlier this year

WNBA 2022

Whitcomb - Liberty - Regular
Wallace - Dream - Rookie
Talbot - Storm - Training camp
Allen - Liberty - Regular
Smith - Fever - Training camp
Magbegor - Storm - ?
Cambage - Sparks - Regular

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Weedy Slug  
Earlier this year

Could be 1 more I'm hearing as training camp addition.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Anneli Maley has scored a well-deserved Chicago Sky training camp invite

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Weedy Slug  
Two months ago

Maybe sandy needs some glasses during opals camp.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Amy Atwell selected at #27 by Los Angeles in today's WNBA draft. Congrats!!

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Luuuc  
Last month

Jade Melbourne takes at #33 by Seattle

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

Whitcomb - Liberty - Regular
Melbourne - Storm - Rookie//Training camp/Stash
Wallace - Dream - Rookie
Atwell - Sparks - Rookie/Training camp
Talbot - Storm - Training camp
Allen - Liberty - Regular
Maley - Sky - Training camp
Smith - Fever - Training camp
Magbegor - Storm - Regular
Cambage - Sparks - Regular

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

Not a fan of sandy as a head coach but she killed this draft with Sabally, Cubaj and Kone
Needed bigs and got 3 studs

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Luuuc  
Last month

Chloe Bibby has scored a camp invite to Minnesota, according to The Pick and Roll.

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

Congratz but Odd choice, not sure what she could possibly bring to next level.

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LC  
Last month

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Luuuc  
Last month

Chantel Horvat signed a training camp contract with LA

Link

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

Has more of a wnba skillset than Bibby but nowhere near getting a contract.
Looking at the rosters it appears asthough everyone is getting a chance. One team has 20 atm.


Atm
Whitcomb - Liberty - Regular
Melbourne - Storm - Stashed
Wallace - Dream - Rookie
Atwell - Sparks - Rookie/Training camp
Talbot - Storm - Regular
Allen - Liberty - Regular
Horvat - Sparks - Training camp
Maley - Sky - Training camp
Bibby - Lynx - Training camp
Smith - Fever - Training camp
Magbegor - Storm - Regular
Cambage - Sparks - Regular


Melbourne, Atwell, Horvat, Bibby aren't making a team.
Maley a slim chance, not many forwards to compete against.
Smith a slightly better chance behind No2 pick Nalyssa smith at pf.

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Luuuc  
Last month

ATL preseason game:
Kristy Wallace 17 minutes, 17 points (7/9, 2/2 3P), 2 reb, 0 ast, 3 to, 4 PF

The preseason period is ruthless in the WNBA so for her to score like that is huge. 4 fouls in 17 minutes is not a surprise, but not a bad thing either. No doubt she was going HAM as usual.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Maley 16 minutes, 9 pts (3/5, 1/3 3P), 5 reb, 1 ast in Chicago's pre-season loss to Dallas

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

4 offensive rebounds

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

Horvat waived

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Chicago 75 - Indiana 79

Maley 19 min, 7 pts (3/4, inc 1/1 3P), 4 reb, 1 ast, 0 stl, 1 t/o, 3 PF
Smith 13 min, 6 pts (3/7, inc 0/2 3P), 5 reb, 0 ast, 1 stl, 3 t/o, 2 PF

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

LA 58 - Phoenix 61

Cambage 11 min, 4 pts (1/5, inc 0/1 3P), 5 reb, 0 ast, 2 blk, 5 t/o, 6 PF lol
Atwell 7 min, 7 pts (2/3, inc 2/2 3P), 1 reb, 1 ast, 1 blk, 1 PF

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Wnblfan  
Two weeks ago

Atwell with 19?
https://twitter.com/johnwdavis/status/1520546244510113792?s=21&t=jC4nE4c7l8l81wREwmtAYQ

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Sheeeeet.... I don't know what I was looking at before, but my apologies.

Way to go, Amy!!

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Roster cuts now coming thick and fast with the season starting on Saturday morning (our time).
Chloe Bibby the latest aussie casualty.

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Weedy Slug  
Two weeks ago

Whitcomb - Liberty - Regular
Wallace - Dream - Rookie
Atwell - Sparks - Rookie
Talbot - Storm - Regular
Allen - Liberty - Regular
Maley - Sky - Training camp
Smith - Fever - Training camp
Magbegor - Storm - Regular
Cambage - Sparks - Regular


Atwell, Maley, Smith just hanging in atm.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Alanna Smith is locked in with the Fever

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Weedy Slug  
Two weeks ago

Atwell still there with 2 cuts to make.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Anneli Maley waived by Chicago, but apparently is a good chance to extend her stay there as a hardship exception. Fingers crossed.

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Weedy Slug  
Two weeks ago

Atwell makes the sparks roster, not sure for how long with players to return.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Not just making the roster, but will START for LA today. So good!

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Weedy Slug  
Two weeks ago

Maley on the sky roster for limited time only.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Congrats to her as well. Another impressive achievement. Hope she soaks up every extra day she has.

Atwell not shy early

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Trademark Maley hustle is translating ok to the WNBA so far.

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Weedy Slug  
Two weeks ago

Certainly made the right choice cutting heal to get Evans.

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Wnblfan  
Two weeks ago

First wnba points to Maley.... And she has more than A Smith this season :/

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Quite the aussie fiesta today with the Storm about to tip off

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Two weeks ago

sky v sparks into OT

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Now that is a compliment - we're in OT and they sub Maley into the game

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WBF  
Two weeks ago

Any chance they can reverse their decison on Maley?

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

No, it's not something they can reverse as such. As a hardship exception her current contract ends once Chicago has enough players back. But that doesn't mean they can't make more changes if they want to keep her. Or that other teams won't also be interested if she keeps this up.

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Weedy Slug  
Two weeks ago

They have allemand, quigley, copper, Gardner and potentially li to come back.
Moving on davis, Taylor, Maley, krajisnik...

The only one they could move would be Gardner for 1 of Davis, Taylor or Maley.

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Luuuc  
Last week

Kristy Wallace got the start for Atlanta and is looking right at home in game 1, hustling all over the place as always.

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

Multiple wnba players making a good impact that have sat on the pine under chambers, brondello.

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Luuuc  
Last week

Not sure Wallace fits into that category though. She played a very similar role today as she plays in the Opals. If she can get that 3 point shot dropping she'll be a nice piece for Atlanta.

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Wnblfan  
Last week

Anneli and Kristy both did well on their debut. Both hustled hard!

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Luuuc  
Last week

They really did. Very good opening weekend for the aussies.

Sami was a bit loose with the ball early today but ended up having a good game.
Talbot & Magbegor were both solid contributors in Seattle's win yesterday.
Cambage got called out by O'Hea on Offsiders.
About the only extra thing I could have asked for was one of Atwell's early triple attempts dropping.

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Dog 55  
Last week

Spot on Jenna well said and well handled. The hypocrisy of Cambage is astounding and team culture needs to be number one. We should stop listing her in any analysis of Aussies playing in the WNBA. If she wants to disown us then I have no issue with disowning her (or Simmons for that matter). Wonder how good a baller Ash Barty is?

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

Sami running the point at the WC in major minutes would be a bad idea.
8 games maybe in 10 days, no way! Not possible.

Have to test Lavey*, Rocci, Heal, Reid, Mansfield* etc in the next bunch of friendlies.

* not on the list for some reason...

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Luuuc  
Last week

^ agreed. It's more for an Opals thread but yes the WC schedule is brutal and we absolutely need another genuine ball handling guard.

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Wnblfan  
Last week

Jenna is a class act! I can't believe some of Liz’s LA team mates are okay with what she did given their heritage...

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

They didn't know is why.

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Dog 55  
Last week

Article in The Age says Cambage has been contacted for comment. The three options are: 1. silence, 2. Admission of guilt and 3. Jenna is lying. What do people think? My money is on 1 (which really means 2 but not enough integrity to admit it).

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Dog 55  
Last week

Hi Weedy Slug, I reckon the reason Lavey is not on the list is that AFLW season is (so the scuttlebutt says) will start in August.

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

Lavey would give up a home WC spot for footy these days?

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

Hopefully they push wnbl season back then so we have no overlap.

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Dog 55  
Last week

Choice between a guaranteed gig that pays a fair bit (and again scuttlebutt says could be more) and one that is only a maybe and only really comes with accolades and not a lot in the way of the stuff that pays the bills. That is the life of pro (semi pro) female athletes these days and why we see so many departing basketball for AFLW. I think Bendigo are more amenable to the dual gig than the Opals but will be interesting to see Richmond's take this time around as the increased pay would come with increased commitment.

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

reports davis and Maley waived.
Krajnisik and Taylor still there.

Likely waiting on lis return to cut krajisnik and quigleys return to cut Taylor.
Evans likely to get the last spot now with allemand still to come in.

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Luuuc  
Last week

Alanna Smith elevated to the starting 5 today and is doing ok so far (considering she's being forced to play the 5 against Fowles)

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

Better as a small 5 than a 4. Was better at Stanford at the 5, has been pretty poor at the 4 for the opals and Phoenix.

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Luuuc  
Last week

The Chicago Sky re-signed Anneli Maley, the team announced today.


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Weedy Slug  
Last week

Resigned as hardship, I don't get it...
Like a game by game contract…

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Cram  
Last week

WNBA needs to extend their rosters. This is basically the same situation as NBA back in the 90s where you could only have 12 but if some were injured you could sign a replacement. I realise they're trying to keep costs down, but how much would it really cost to add 2, 3 or 4 minimum contract spots to each team?

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Luuuc  
Last week

When push came to shove the WNBPA preferred a pay rise for their existing players ahead of using the money to expand the rosters. Which is only natural I think.

The current system is erratic of course but that is highly magnified at the start of the season with so many players still making their way back from Europe. The prioritisation clauses in the CBA start to kick in next season and really start to bite hard the following season so that will clean up a lot of this early season mess.

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

Roster movements have been an absolute shamble.

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LC  
Last week

Need contract assurances for first round draftees too otherwise the entire process and even is irrelevant.

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Weedy Slug  
Earlier this week

Not sure Maley is comfortable on the wing.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this week

I mean that has been the knock on her the whole time.
It says a lot about her hustle factor that she has managed to play multiple WNBA games despite having such tweener issues.

Nice night for the Seattle aussies though.
Ezi 8 points, 10 boards, and a career high 7 blocks.
Talbot 8 points and a career high 14 boards.

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Weedy Slug  
Earlier this week

Why make her a 3 though, just play her as a 4 for the n.t too.
'Has to be 6'3-6’4’ Surely no one thinks this anymore after winning wnbl mvp as a 4 man.



WC depth atm

Reid 1
Heal 1
Rocci 1
Whitcomb 2-1*
Melbourne 2-1
Wallace 2-1*
Madgen 2-3
Nicholson 2-3
Talbot 3-2*
Allen 4-3*
Maley 4-3*
Froling 4-3
Blicavs 4-3
Garbin 4
Smith 5-4*
Magbegor 5-4*
George 5
Tolo 5*

* unavailable vs Japan.


Can probably cut
Cole 2
Aokuso 5
Scherf 5

Can probably add
Kunek 3
Jackson 5

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Luuuc  
Earlier this week

I don't think the WNBL and WNBA are very comparable, especially in the front court.
Plenty of past examples of tweener problems that become obvious at WNBA level. Kelsey Griffin probably the most obvious recentish one. Bishop another. Ruef. Asia Taylor.

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