Wrong team for KLS?



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KLS' performance is no surprise to anyone paying attention. She was a good not great college player who did her best against the JV teams on the schedule, she struggled against the iron. The WNBA is all iron.
I guess those people who run the Chicago Sky are a bunch of fools for wasting a 4th pick of the draft on Lou.:rolleyes:
 
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I guess those people who run the Chicago Sky are a bunch of fools for wasting a 4th pick of the draft on Lou.:rolleyes:
I have always been a supporter and fan of Lou, but in reality, the scouting of the WNBA teams leaves a lot to be desired. Some teams consistently make bad picks. Except for the top few picks the WNBA is not as dependent on draft picks as the NBA or some other professional sports. I doubt they put a lot of resources into scouting players. Even the level of coaching in the WNBA is not as good as the top-level college coaches. I would not put too much store in the competence of their scouting staff. If they even have a scouting staff? The WNBA, in general, is an organization filled with incompetence.

As I stated in previous posts- Often teams make mistakes in respect to the players the draft. The fact that there are threads discussing how Lou is on the wrong team is evidence of that. I also believe she is on the wrong team and that translates to the team making a mistake in drafting a player that does not fit in their system. Fortunately she was a high enough draft pick and had a good rep coming out of college that she will be given an opportunity at least with another team if it doesn't work out where she is at. The team they are drafted by has a major influence on a players level of success.
 

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KLS' performance is no surprise to anyone paying attention. She was a good not great college player who did her best against the JV teams on the schedule, she struggled against the iron. The WNBA is all iron.
Besides a "feeling" and an opinion did you actually run the numbers and compare the how Lou performed against the "iron" teams and the JV teams? Once a customer's techie was complaining about our product not working correctly. I asked him if he had read the product manual. His answer and yours are undoubtedly the same. No! ;):rolleyes:
 

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One can have trollish moments even when they otherwise make helpful contributions. And I suspect many Boneyarders might occasionally accuse me of the same.
 
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I have always been a supporter and fan of Lou, but in reality, the scouting of the WNBA teams leaves a lot to be desired. Some teams consistently make bad picks. Except for the top few picks the WNBA is not as dependent on draft picks as the NBA or some other professional sports. I doubt they put a lot of resources into scouting players. Even the level of coaching in the WNBA is not as good as the top-level college coaches. I would not put too much store in the competence of their scouting staff. If they even have a scouting staff? The WNBA, in general, is an organization filled with incompetence.

As I stated in previous posts- Often teams make mistakes in respect to the players the draft. The fact that there are threads discussing how Lou is on the wrong team is evidence of that. I also believe she is on the wrong team and that translates to the team making a mistake in drafting a player that does not fit in their system. Fortunately she was a high enough draft pick and had a good rep coming out of college that she will be given an opportunity at least with another team if it doesn't work out where she is at. The team they are drafted by has a major influence on a players level of success.
I am not saying whether the Sky made a mistake in drafting a player that does not fit in their system, I was just responding to the post which basically says Lou is not that good of a player and always struggled against the better teams in college because that is just not true. Lou has had some great game against very good teams.
 
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Lou and the Sky need to part ways. I just hope Lou’s mother going off on Twitter (bad mouthing the coach and getting into fights with internet randoms) isn’t going to reduce the interests of other teams, a la what was rumored about the Lexie Brown situation last season.
 

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Lou and the Sky need to part ways. I just hope Lou’s mother going off on Twitter (bad mouthing the coach and getting into fights with internet randoms) isn’t going to reduce the interests of other teams, a la what was rumored about the Lexie Brown situation last season.
Lexie Brown's mother did that? :eek::confused::confused::oops:
 
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On the men's side, there are a lot of really good men's college basketball players who's game just doesn't translate to the pro game. It's no ones fault. It is what it is. Adam Morrison was a great college player. His game didn't translate to the NBA. He just was not athletic enough or quick enough to play in the NBA. Lou was an excellent college basketball player. Will her game translate to the WNBA game?? Only time will tell. She will need to work on improving her quickness and being able to create her own shot. The WNBA and College basketball are not the same game. I hope she can get it done.
 

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Lou and the Sky need to part ways. I just hope Lou’s mother going off on Twitter (bad mouthing the coach and getting into fights with internet randoms) isn’t going to reduce the interests of other teams, a la what was rumored about the Lexie Brown situation last season.
Not one of Lou's moms tweets were responded too, so I have no idea where you think she was getting into fights with internet randoms. Not one tweet mentions the coach by name either.
 
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Not one of Lou's moms tweets were responded too, so I have no idea where you think she was getting into fights with internet randoms. Not one tweet mentions the coach by name either.
Uh. Yes.

On the second point: she hasn't said "Coach Wade" but she has made plenty of other statements where it is clear she's referencing her yougest daughter's current coach. On the first point: the most recent exchanges just from the past 24 hours are in a thread started by one of the female writers for Chicago on The Athletic, following some replies by a Sky fan account and a fan, as well as calling a fan who watches Karlie and Lou a "doofus" and a "twitter creeper, use your real name or get lost" for saying they have watched Karlie's games in Belgium and she can't wait for Lou to get more playing time at SF because she's not fast enough to be a SG in the WNBA.

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Not one of Lou's moms tweets were responded too, so I have no idea where you think she was getting into fights with internet randoms. Not one tweet mentions the coach by name either.
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But this is just funny to me because this Bryant Payne always has the loudest bad takes on twitter. I love that she called him out on acting like he has any idea "what HC Wade wants her to learn".
 

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But this is just funny to me because this Bryant Payne always has the loudest bad takes on twitter. I love that she called him out on acting like he has any idea "what HC Wade wants her to learn".
TBH, the quoted thread not only doesn't strike me as suggesting Mother Sam is some sort of out of control helicopter mom, but if I were Wade I'd be happy a player's parent is calling humorous BS on fans' making cold takes about what he wants his players to do. This thread had me laughing out loud.
 

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KLS' performance is no surprise to anyone paying attention. She was a good not great college player who did her best against the JV teams on the schedule, she struggled against the iron. The WNBA is all iron.
Last year stats for Lou--no Kia or Gabby or Z on the team
I only took top 20 teams, at the time UConn played them
DePaul 23 points and 8 rebounds
ND 15 points and 5 rebounds
Cal 20 points and 11 rebounds
Baylor 12 points and 11 rebounds
Louisville 16 points and 3 rebounds
South Car 29 points and 7 rebounds
Louisville(NCAA Tournament) 29 points 2 rebounds
ND (NCAA Tournament) 20 points and 2 rebounds

Average 20.5 ppg and 6 rebounds per game vs the "iron"

Since Lou averaged 18.5 ppg overall, she actually performed better against the "iron" then the "JV" teams.
 
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Last year stats for Lou--no Kia or Gabby or Z on the team
I only took top 20 teams, at the time UConn played them
DePaul 23 points and 8 rebounds
ND 15 points and 5 rebounds
Cal 20 points and 11 rebounds
Baylor 12 points and 11 rebounds
Louisville 16 points and 3 rebounds
South Car 29 points and 7 rebounds
Louisville(NCAA Tournament) 29 points 2 rebounds
ND (NCAA Tournament) 20 points and 2 rebounds

Average 20.5 ppg and 6 rebounds per game vs the "iron"

Since Lou averaged 18.5 ppg overall, she actually performed better against the "iron" then the "JV" teams.
Don't try to confuse people with actual stats!
 
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But this is just funny to me because this Bryant Payne always has the loudest bad takes on twitter. I love that she called him out on acting like he has any idea "what HC Wade wants her to learn".
Will the 'real' mother Jones please stand-up. After 4-years at Uconn this 'mother', who took a oath of silence in voice and being, has come out . Where is dad? He was everywhere. Can both dad and mor not be out at the same time?
This thread reminds of the endless discussion here about Geno's refusal to play his recruits. Maybe the KLS saga is a precursor for the dam breaking completely this coming season when [...] get to sit and watch in the name of development.
As for teams making the wrong pick. Really. It does happen that a player turned out to be unable to achieve the level of excellence spelled out by the team, but this is always a possibility. That she is sitting is hardly an argument for talking about bad choice or wrong team. The WNBA isn't awash in penny to make silly decisions, as some here are suggesting.
 
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Last year stats for Lou--no Kia or Gabby or Z on the team
I only took top 20 teams, at the time UConn played them
DePaul 23 points and 8 rebounds
ND 15 points and 5 rebounds
Cal 20 points and 11 rebounds
Baylor 12 points and 11 rebounds
Louisville 16 points and 3 rebounds
South Car 29 points and 7 rebounds
Louisville(NCAA Tournament) 29 points 2 rebounds
ND (NCAA Tournament) 20 points and 2 rebounds

Average 20.5 ppg and 6 rebounds per game vs the "iron"

Since Lou averaged 18.5 ppg overall, she actually performed better against the "iron" then the "JV" teams.
Well said.
 

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Last year stats for Lou--no Kia or Gabby or Z on the team
I only took top 20 teams, at the time UConn played them
DePaul 23 points and 8 rebounds
ND 15 points and 5 rebounds
Cal 20 points and 11 rebounds
Baylor 12 points and 11 rebounds
Louisville 16 points and 3 rebounds
South Car 29 points and 7 rebounds
Louisville(NCAA Tournament) 29 points 2 rebounds
ND (NCAA Tournament) 20 points and 2 rebounds

Average 20.5 ppg and 6 rebounds per game vs the "iron"

Since Lou averaged 18.5 ppg overall, she actually performed better against the "iron" then the "JV" teams.
 

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