Arike Ogunbowale

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Arike Ogunbowale wins rookie of the year

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Good for him for promoting his player, but they've won 5 games and are firmly in last place. So she hasn't exactly played in a way that helps them win, much less "put them on her back."
 

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Good for him for promoting his player, but they've won 5 games and are firmly in last place. So she hasn't exactly played in a way that helps them win, much less "put them on her back."
Dallas lost two All-WNBA players from a team that was 14-19 last year.

All they got back from Cambage in terms of immediate help is Izzy Harrison, a huge downgrade. Without Diggins or Jefferson, they don't even have a real point guard. Just Kaela Davis playing out of position and Brooke McCarty, who didn't even make a roster as a rookie.

She's the offensive centerpiece of the least-talented team in the league as a rookie. The results are predictably terrible (33.6% FG)

#2 and #3 on the team in FGA/36 minutes are Kaela Davis (37.0 FG%) and Kayla Thornton(34.7 FG%). It's easy to say she should shoot less but her team doesn't have many good options. Besides, her coach is running plays for her, which I assume means that he wants her to shoot.

Basically, she is doing her job, but her job is nearly impossible.
 
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Dallas lost two All-WNBA players from a team that was 14-19 last year.

All they got back from Cambage in terms of immediate help is Izzy Harrison, a huge downgrade. Without Diggins or Jefferson, they don't even have a real point guard. Just Kaela Davis playing out of position and Brooke McCarty, who didn't even make a roster as a rookie.

She's the offensive centerpiece of the least-talented team in the league as a rookie. The results are predictably terrible (33.6% FG)

#2 and #3 on the team in FGA/36 minutes are Kaela Davis (37.0 FG%) and Kayla Thornton(34.7 FG%). It's easy to say she should shoot less but her team doesn't have many good options. Besides, her coach is running plays for her, which I assume means that he wants her to shoot.

Basically, she is doing her job, but her job is nearly impossible.
Understand. Many teams are missing major pieces this year. Trying to do a hard job is admirable, but is it really a resume for ROY?
 

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Understand. Many teams are missing major pieces this year. Trying to do a hard job is admirable, but is it really a resume for ROY?
No, as of now, I think Collier should win.
 
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Dallas lost two All-WNBA players from a team that was 14-19 last year.

All they got back from Cambage in terms of immediate help is Izzy Harrison, a huge downgrade. Without Diggins or Jefferson, they don't even have a real point guard. Just Kaela Davis playing out of position and Brooke McCarty, who didn't even make a roster as a rookie.

She's the offensive centerpiece of the least-talented team in the league as a rookie. The results are predictably terrible (33.6% FG)

#2 and #3 on the team in FGA/36 minutes are Kaela Davis (37.0 FG%) and Kayla Thornton(34.7 FG%). It's easy to say she should shoot less but her team doesn't have many good options. Besides, her coach is running plays for her, which I assume means that he wants her to shoot.

Basically, she is doing her job, but her job is nearly impossible.
Seattle lost 2 all stars and still is an average team because other players stepped up.
 
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Wait y'all ... I just realized what Arike's problem is. She has a male coach! Muffet herself said that having a male coach destroys the confidence of female players. No wonder Arike looks lost and bewildered most of the time. Down with the ol' boys network!
 
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Yep, Pheesa is doing great considering that she's a small forward in a land of giants. And it's sad that KLS got hurt and can't compete for the honor.

But Arike is a great guard playing right in her position. No shame in losing out to her for ROY.
Agler's trying to have her play point guard which is a joke. The Wings have no point guard right now. McCarty could be one in a couple of years but Agler isn't giving her enough playing time.
Without a true point guard the Wings can't take advantage of Gustafson in the paint.

I don't think much of the Wings coaching staff as a whole and, no, Arike is not the ROY.
 
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The fearlessly aggressive mentality she had at Notre Dame has continued into the WNBA, and it's what the Wings need.

"If you're going to be a great player in this league, you've gotta be a confident player, be resilient," Agler said. "You're going to have your bad games, but you've got to let it go and move on to the next one. She really has the knack for doing that."
 

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Absolutely. Great shooters don't have a conscience or a memory. DT comes to mind.
Though DT generally frees her conscience to unleash her shooting ability, not her mugging ability...
 

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Oh no, not going shoulder to shoulder with someone and making them fall on their butt where they are totally unharmed!

That's definitely worse than Taurasi's history of punches and elbows to the face.
She could have been harmed; falling on one's tailbone is not fun. Arike also went after Crystal's neck/head too. The OSU player who was kicked in the head by Arike could have been harmed as well. And that was in college! At least in the WNBA there are consequences and Diana has deserved hers.
 

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She could have been harmed; falling on one's tailbone is not fun. Arike also went after Crystal's neck/head too. The OSU player who was kicked in the head by Arike could have been harmed as well. And that was in college! At least in the WNBA there are consequences and Diana has deserved hers.
I feel like people fall on their butts harder any time a charge is taken.

But to the larger point - they are both hotheads with a history of occasionally going over the line in terms of physicality. But for the post above to assert that Arike is but Taurasi isn't? That's just counterfactual.
 

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