The same argument could be made for teams who have their star injured or out for a year. DT sat out pretty much all of 2012 IIRC and Phoenix was rewarded with the #1 pick and Brittney Griner. Or last year with so many stars out due to injury or other obligations.
Draft lottery also now take 2 year records into account, so this helps prevent teams from tanking for high draft picks.
Also, have you looked at next year's mock draft? The class looks terrible.
interesting, no mention of kiah stokes
Well, probably should not be surprised. Kiah has not made herself a central player after entering the WNBA as a strong defensive force. and I guess part of it was coaching
I think she more than most UConn players / alumnae needed to be continuously pushed and Lambeer seemed to do that in 2015-2016. I guess maybe Bill had his eye on Vegas in 2017 and when K. Smith was coach , the air went out of the tires
the reason I say that is because the article said Amanda B has played with the Liberty the longest. I thought it was stokes
That is true as I forgot about the two year look back. This actually has bothered me since Sacramento went under and Minnesota had the first pick in the dispersal draft. They grabbed Brunson and had the No. 1 draft pick also. I'm brain dead right now and not sure if the pick was Simone or Maya. But damn you just got two No. 1 draft picks.
\I really focused on my perimeter game. Switching to the three position it showed me some things I needed to work on. So 3-pointers, specifically, is what I was really working on in the offseason and then ball-handling and things like that.
Collier added:Just keeping a positive mindset. It starts with our captains and coaches. Just making sure these younger players understand this is not normal, it’s not normal for anyone. But you pretty much have to roll with it. … We don’t want to be the team that complains.
It is really crazy. … We can’t control the things that are going on in the world, but we can control our attitude. … Everyone is in the exact same situation. There’s nothing we can do about it, we’re doing out best. We’re here to play, which is what we all wanted. … If you’re complaining then us as a team we can get ahead because while you’re busy doing that, we’re practicing, we’re making the best out of the situation.