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    Seems like we might have drafted two PFs.

    Here's what the Fever web page had to say about them in a prospect ranking:

    7. Natasha Howard, Florida State
    Long, athletic, not as demanding or as confident as she should be in calling for ball on the block; runs the best of all post players in draft; will defend and rebound; in space and with the way game is officiated with the three-second rule on defense, she will score in 1-on-1 situations; I think her basketball IQ is better than being advertised and she will work her butt off to be a great pro.

    11. Natalie Achonwa, Notre Dame
    Athletic, international toughness, good handle, good passer, good scorer from low block; smart player and someone who will handle a high-level scouting report; has trail 3 potential in the W.

    http://www.wnba.com/fever/news/ident...014-draft.html
    Achonwa is a great pick. She is so versatile she can play all over the floor. She and the guard from Tennessee were my 2 favorite female players last year. The guard from Tennessee is a blur surprised she went so late. #10 always wore long sleeves.

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    Achonwa is a great pick. She is so versatile she can play all over the floor. She and the guard from Tennessee were my 2 favorite female players last year. The guard from Tennessee is a blur surprised she went so late. #10 always wore long sleeves.
    I live in Knoxville so I've seen Meighan Simmons ("the guard from Tennessee") play a lot. Her nickname is Speedy. I like her but she never really lived up to my expectations. Maybe she'll be better as a pro. It was odd that they invited her to the draft, considering how far she fell. I wonder if teams were saying they liked her as a smoke screen. Kinda cruel if they did that.

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    Achonwa is a great pick. She is so versatile she can play all over the floor. She and the guard from Tennessee were my 2 favorite female players last year. The guard from Tennessee is a blur surprised she went so late. #10 always wore long sleeves.
    Tenn girl went so late because she's a chucker. (I assume you mean Simmons?)

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    Im cheering for Jennifer George...
    Sorry, she got cut. Jennifer Schlott too. I guess they decided they didn't want any Jennifers.
    http://lovewomensbasketball.com/2014...nifer-schlott/

    There are a couple new players on the current roster. PG Jaterra Bonds and C Victoria Macaulay.

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    BREAKING: Fever guard Jeanette Pohlen (@JFP32) is out for the year with torn achilles tendon. Story: http://on.nba.com/1j3bHAC
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    BREAKING: Fever guard Jeanette Pohlen (@JFP32) is out for the year with torn achilles tendon. Story: http://on.nba.com/1j3bHAC
    Saw that this morning. Damn damn damn.
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    INDIANAPOLIS – Scheduled for induction into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on June 14, Indiana Fever Head Coach Lin Dunn has announced that the 2014 WNBA season will be her final year in coaching. She will remain with the franchise in 2015 as a senior basketball advisor.
    Read the full article at:
    http://www.wnba.com/fever/news/hall-...-coaching.html

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    Achonwa is a great pick. She is so versatile she can play all over the floor. She and the guard from Tennessee were my 2 favorite female players last year. The guard from Tennessee is a blur surprised she went so late. #10 always wore long sleeves.
    Yeah thought she might fall to us, but went a few picks early...
    Why so SERIOUS

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    Indiana Fever ‏@IndianaFever 1h

    BREAKING: Fever guard Jeanette Pohlen (@JFP32) is out for the year with torn achilles tendon. Story: http://on.nba.com/1j3bHAC
    No way this really sucks, she was so excited about being back, and felt she would be a lot better now coming back from injury, hope her the best...

    Question can we keep both her and Natalia for the season, not sure how the roster situation works in the WNBA.
    Why so SERIOUS

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    Fever played their first preseason game today. Lost. But we sat the vets, only played 3 players from last years team. Natasha Howard started at center and got 14 points and 4 rebounds against Stephanie Dolson. I didn't see the game, just read the box.

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    And Stephanie White will be the new coach in 2015.
    The new head coach for 2015 was sitting right next to Dunn during the Fever's preseason-opening loss to Washington (80-63). Stephanie White, one of the franchise's original players in 2000 and a former star at the high school and college levels in Indiana, will ascend from her current role as associate head coach.
    Read the full article at:
    http://www.wnba.com/fever/news/coach...fever-day.html

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    With the numbers that she has put up so far in the preseason, I doubt Haiden Palmer makes the team... didn't care for that move much anyways, but doubt many 3rd round picks make teams now days anyways with the way the roster sizes changed some years back.
    Why so SERIOUS

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    Good showing for Natasha Howard again today: 11 points and 7 rebounds.

    Also like what I'm seeing from Marissa Coleman: 21 points 6 rebounds.

    And Lynetta Kizer: 12 points 6 rebounds

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    First badish game for Natasha Howard. 5 points 5 rebounds. Shot 1 of 7 from the field.

    Chicago started Sasha Goodlett at center. 6 points 4 rebounds. I figured she was done playing when we released her. Guess not.

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    Nother good game for Natasha Howard. 16 points and 4 rebounds. She shot 7 of 8. She seems like the most promising first round pick we've had in quite a while.

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    The WNBA is waccckk!

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    We just picked up Maggie Lucas for a 2015 2nd round pick. I think it's a great pickup to fill in what we'll miss with Pohlen out.

    On a similar note, is Kelly Krauskopf one of the best GMs in all of professional sports or what? Just look at her track record (just off the top of my head, not in chronological order).

    Takes a chance on an injured Catch in the draft.
    Drafts Bri.
    Trades a 2nd round pick for Zellous!
    Finds Larkins from being out of the league for 2 years.
    And in this draft she picks up Howard (who looks awesome so far, both in potential and immediate impact) and Achonwa.

    Not to mention the transition of power she's overseen for after Linn retires.

    When we speak about the Fever being a model franchise of professionalism, we often look at Catch, but we shouldn't forget Krauskopf at the top.

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    The Fever waived Jeanette Pohlen. Also waived Victoria Macaulay. They're down to the 12 player limit now.

    http://lovewomensbasketball.com/2014...anette-pohlen/
    Last edited by Strummer; 05-15-2014 at 12:50 AM.

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    Here's my take on the depth chart.


    • PG Briann January

      • Layshia Clarendon
      • Sydney Carter


    • SG Shavonte Zellous

      • Maggie Lucas


    • SF Marissa Coleman

      • Karima Christmas


    • PF Tamika Catchings

      • Natasha Howard
      • Jasmine Hassell


    • C Erlana Larkins

      • Lynetta Kizer


    Red Shirt: Natalie Achonwa

    Last edited by Strummer; 05-15-2014 at 03:39 AM.

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    Gotta love the flexibility on this roster. Lots of players can play multiple positions. It gives Coach Dunn the ability to match-up well regardless of the opponent or need.

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    Here's my take on the depth chart.


    • PG Briann January

      • Layshia Clarendon
      • Sydney Carter


    • SG Shavonte Zellous

      • Maggie Lucas


    • SF Marissa Coleman

      • Karima Christmas


    • PF Tamika Catchings

      • Natasha Howard
      • Jasmine Hassell


    • C Erlana Larkins

      • Lynetta Kizer


    Red Shirt: Natalie Achonwa
    Sounds pretty good, when does the season start?
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    Sounds pretty good, when does the season start?
    Tomorrow. Fever @ Sky, 8:30PM.

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    It's opening night! Here are the projected starting lineups from:
    http://www.wnba.com/fever/news/previ...ky-140516.html

    Probable Starters

    Fever: F- Tamika Catchings, F- Marissa Coleman, C- Erlana Larkins, G- Shavonte Zellous, G- Briann January
    Sky: F- Jessica Breland, F- Tamera Young, C- Sasha Goodlett, G- Elena Delle Donne, G- Courtney Vandersloot
    Two former Fever starting for Chicago.

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    Catchings didn't play tonight as the Fever lost 74-71 after being up 18 in the first quarter. Erlana Larkins with a costly technical foul with about a minute left might have been the difference.


    The box score said Catchings wasn't with the team. I wonder why she was listed as a probable starter?

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    Very disappointed in Larkins for picking up that late tech. It completely changed the outlook of the final minutes as it forced the Fever to foul.

    This was a game we should have won, even without Catch, since Chicago was without Fowles and Prince and we had an 18 point lead. Lots of first-game-of-the-season type mistakes to clean up. I'm looking for more out of our seasoned vets, Bri and Z, as well. Natasha Howard was the most encouraging takeaway from this game, by far. Great first game for the rookie. Nice touch around the basket with either hand, quick first step, unreal length and very active on the glass. I have a feeling it's going to be a real treat to watch her develop over the years.

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