21 Burst results for "Brianna Jones"

"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

07:23 min | 2 months ago

"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"I'm right there with you. If I had to ask you right now of like say you're the GM for the Connecticut sun and you can keep Brianna Jones two of the three. Brianna Jones a list of Thompson John Paul Jones, what is your first thought without? Going through analytics, anything like that that we would normally do in this situation. What would you do? I think my first thought is my first simple thought is to keep Alyssa Thomas and John Paul Jones only because JJ is more versatile. Than Brianna Jones, just because she simply doesn't shoot from the outside. That would be my first initial thought, is that there are just more uses and more ways that you can use her. But I think off of watching this season and who I would trust more to keep on my team. I think I would trust breezy more. I do. I think I would trust breezy more. And I think that breezy still has a tremendous upside to her game as well. I think that what we're seeing is not the end all be all of her game. Which is really cool. I do. I think that she can grow in a lot of different ways. I truly do. Yeah, she did a lot of watches of shooting from the outside, especially in this series. Yeah, yeah, she did, which is not normal, right? But I think that that's going to be the next level of her game, right? Is to be able to shoot those consistently and not worry about it. Because obviously she's great in terms of her rate and inside the paint inside the restricted area. I think she was like top 5 in the league in terms of percentage and making those amount of shots in the restricted area. So that would be that would be my thought, but I hear you. I think, you know, obviously DB is there for another year, which is great. I'm not sure the situation on Courtney Williams. I don't know, forgive me for not doing my research all, but I do not know the situation on Courtney Williams. I just know that what she was in Atlanta was not going to be the same as her coming to Connecticut. But I think that I think that the team did a decent job of putting together a group of all stars, all besides one who had not gotten a taste of championship basketball and was able to get them there. You know, they were right there. They were a couple of plays. And to me, one different bench player away from making it happen. Yeah, so next year, the Brown Jones Courtney Williams are both our restricted free agents and the teacher Ottoman is a restrictive free agent. Gotcha. Okay. So yeah, I mean, I think we want to bring back her too, especially after what she showed. I think she would have other incentives to bring her back. So yeah, I could see that too, for sure. Yeah. Me and her dad had all the playoff games, always. I know, it's so funny. I was watching the game yesterday with a friend of mine. He's like, that guy by the bench is really animated as it didn't know. He's number tens dad. He's more than animated. That man is invested in this. But yeah, he's awesome. He's a treat, for sure. Well, all in all, we love this season. New champion. We love new champions. It's three in the last four years. Can't beat that. As long as it wasn't Seattle, I'm all right. Yeah. I mean, I guess. No comment. Well, we have a lot of content coming for you in the future with dice it up. I think we're going to dive into some of the overseas aspects is most of you. If some of you don't know, ice does play professionally overseas. She last played in Greece and we're steadily awaiting where she's going to end up next. Doesn't matter. I'll still travel there. And of course, we're going to do a lot with the college game. The women's college game is awesome. We have so many data points insides on her hoop status dot com, go sign up. I mean, I was just going down rabbit holes on the biggies today. So many so many cool nuggets. So excited for those next couple seasons and I mean, I feel like I'm very excited to learn about kind of the just more about overseas in general because I don't know and that would be great to get a lot of your insights and talk to some of the people that you play with all over the world. Yeah, yeah, I'm excited about it. I think that, you know, as someone who loves college basketball and overseas basketball, the best time of the year is kind of coming up, unfortunately. Unfortunately, it doesn't include the W, but I think all college basketball all overseas basketball NBA will start back up. We're getting into the thick of it, where you can literally watch basketball anytime any day. So it's a little slow period right now though. I saw a tweet that did say, this is the point where there's no MBA, WNBA, or college basketball on TV. Like are we supposed to do? I said, yeah, 'cause I'm not really a football person. I don't really know. But it's fine. We'll push through until we get there. But yeah, I'm excited to cover overseas stuff and college basketball stuff. I think it's ever growing. So it's going to be great. Yeah, I mean, those of you in the greater New York area gain avatar had 23 second half points and is directly gained the other day. I texted ice immediately. I was like, I got so hot I was on my Chelsea great stuff. Maybe it was another language. Oh, yeah, just a little bit. What was my response? It was so much proud of you. I'm so high for you. It's lit. Shooter shoot. Do you shoot? That's right. I did tell her I was zero for 6 in the first half from three. But we got hot. Yeah, you got to keep it, you know, you got to tell the whole story. Nothing but the truth, the whole truth, but it's fine. I know, I did leave with 23 second half points. I was in man. I love all my Friends at the shooters because it's the worst. It's the worst when they're not. Well, before you end up going to wherever you end up going, we do need to go shoot around together. We do. We do. We should do matter fact. That should be our next podcast. We'll watch us shoot, yeah, why not? Yeah, we should go shoot with some players who are playing. I mean, I know coach was all invited us over down to is it orange? What city is eating Holland? No disrespect. I love it. This is so simple. I just say north Jersey, seeton Hong. I feel like they play in Newark. I'm supposed to know this. Nobody's saying anything. Jersey City. California orange. South orange new here's. Okay, okay, okay. One of the oranges, there you go. Yeah, okay. Cool. Well, maybe we'll do one over there. See how badly ice and Lauren park link can outshoot myself, but either way, it was a lovely WNBA season. So much to look forward to and loved being on dice it up, always. And we're going to keep on keeping on. Yeah, love it. Thanks everybody for staying with us all throughout the W season. Toxin?

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"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

07:21 min | 2 months ago

"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"Good? I was gonna say, I just will say that I also would love to hear more about the dynamic between Becky hammon and Chelsea gray. I think that that can make or break certain teams. And I think that you saw down the stretch, a lot of faith and trust in Chelsea playing one on one and getting a bucket from Becky Hammond. There was not a lot of scheme in terms of, hey, we're going to run on offense. Everyone to do this and this. Sometimes a lot of the times it became just give her the ball and make a play whether she scoring or whether she's getting somebody else involved. So I will say that I thought that that dynamic is great and I'd love to hear more about that and sit down interview with them too and talking about this playoffs run and just how that changed over time because Chelsea started to play unconscious and so Becky was like, we gotta ride that wave. That also happens though when you have a player's coach, right? Like someone who says, yo, I've been there before. Becky, like I've been there before. I've been in the zone. I'll let you do it. You know? And if you need help and you need us to support you, we'll do it because it clearly became that Chelsea gray show. Clearly. Cool. Yeah. Which amad at it. I don't think anybody walked away, being mad at that, you know? No. It's funny, 'cause Kurt Miller also was in reading one of mark's pieces on Kurt said he's done like the less coaching of any year. And his career, and this year. And I mean, that's kind of like what you get when you have one of the most dominant usage players in Alyssa. It's probably harder to make that decision as Becky when you have so many pieces in so many mouths to feed and I don't want to say Chelsea changed her game in any way. It just probably changed the volume of shots and the tempo. I mean, their pace went down incredibly. And it worked. Yeah. Yeah, a 100%. I think it was really cool just seeing all the love that beckingham and his got just, you know, being the first coach to win a title and doing our first year and being used to being overlooked. And just all of our different clothes you keep seeing, right? I just do me. You know, I'm focused on proving to myself that I'm the best and not to others. Like, I just think that's a very cool storyline. And I think it's good for the league. I think it's good for the league that they're seeing a former player come back and was able to dominate on the floor and as a coach. That'd be like dawn staley, you know, moving and coach WNBA, which I don't think is going to happen, but she'd be the equivalent of a dawn in that area, so. Yeah. For sure. Your thoughts and Connecticut. What you got on Connecticut next year, my friend. What are we looking at? Well, unlike the aces where they have pretty much everyone coming back with the exception of the Kia stokes. And then the next year they'll get I mean, they're not going to let Asia walk and I don't think age will leave. Yeah. It's a lot more gloomy on that side. They definitely have a decision to make, right? You can't because Brianna Jones is going to get a probably a max contract somewhere. And. I mean, obviously, if jazz Thomas comes back and I think you've spoken to her and you think that she did not want to hang it up after letting an injury end her career. So you assume that jazz will be back and that's a big piece. We know how important she is. I mean, you've spoken about that countless times about just not only on the court, but kind of leadership off the court. So that's one piece, but out of the three with John well, Brianna Jones alys Thomas, I think you can basically only keep two of those players. For me, this might come as a shock because she is the 2021 WNBA MVP, but I think you've got to look to shop John quell Jones. And my dream scenario I've started my guy. I was talking about this with our guy Gaby. The package that the mystics could put together for John Paul Jones. You mentioned this to me before. You have. You mentioned this to me before. I mean, I would do this, Shakira Austin. You're going to have a top three pick probably this year from LA. And then throw in another pick and I don't know, maybe three first round picks, but I mean, I would do that if I'm the mystics, right? I mean, just think about her playing with EDD, and Natasha cloud. Completely different. And I think Mike T would get some different aspects of her game that she doesn't get to expose on this Connecticut sun roster. And a healthy EDD with her. I mean, I guess we never got to see Tina Charles play with EVD. So I would love that. That would be my dream scenario, but if that doesn't happen, my guess is, if you're close to the organization, but it seems like they love three Jones. Yeah, I mean, how can you not? You know, I think anybody in the league, it would take her in a heartbeat. You know? I truly do. Because there's time and a place where you can play her and you can play her significant minutes and know that she's gone produce. My thing with Connecticut though is like, it also was a story of their bench. You know, if they had one more key, decent player on the bench, that also could have changed their series. You know, granted they made it without it, but they also would need that. Now, if someone could say like, hey, okay, with jazz Thomas coming back with a teacher Hardman become a bench player and then what do you look for that? Yes, but yes and no. Like who really knows, right? And then obviously anybody coming off an ACL, you never know what to expect. But I also think that that's of their thinking has to be critical thinking. If you got to get rid of somebody also, you got to also bring in a bench that is actually going to be able to play and contribute more. I think they wasted a lot of roster spots, unfortunately, on some of their bench that they had and just not playing them and not being useful. I think that was a difference between them in a Chicago. You know, I think Chicago gives you a great example of what a deep bench can really do when you're in Muddy Waters. And even though obviously they didn't get to the finals in their season, it looked how it looked. We have no doubt that if the team stays together, they could definitely come back and do it. You know, like they were right there, but they have the pieces to do it, right? It became a basketball thing. So I also think Connecticut's got to find some way to get some better pieces, especially coming off the bench. I do think DJ Carrington had a good year. Obviously, Brianna Jones had a great year. I don't think anybody expected anything different out of her being close at organization, but they've got to find at least one other piece, so to speak. That can really play major Benjamin and really increase the level of play. They've got to if they want to win a finals, which they haven't done yet.

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"brianna jones" Discussed on Winsidr WNBA Show

Winsidr WNBA Show

05:39 min | 2 months ago

"brianna jones" Discussed on Winsidr WNBA Show

"Know that do you have to have someone like a Brianna Stewart or an Asia Wilson to go all the way? I mean, we could argue Chicago doesn't necessarily have that. Everyone will kill me for Candace Parker. Yes, Candace Parker is that Jack of all trades leader on the leader on the core floor general. She can do a little bit of everything, but I'm just talking about like that MVP superstar caliber player. There's two in the league right now. It's Asia Wilson is Briana Stewart. You know, obviously Chicago has Candice Parker that the intangible she brings to that team combined with Courtney van der sloot and the rest of their talented roster is not to be, you know, and I'm not taking anything away from that. I just feel like when it comes to Connecticut, there's not that clear person to run the ball through, you know? And I know you're saying that it should be John Paul Jones. I just don't know if that's the case. At least this season. I mean, we've talked about from time and time again. Who are you going to throw the ball to late in the game? 5 minutes left. This franchise has showed time and time again. They're not necessarily going to do that with John Paul Jones. So I think it's more of a, just by committee, you know? And I think a lot of times you got to want to bonner, she's going four for 14. Alyssa Thomas, three for 12. John Paul Jones three for ten. I mean, brena Jones, I mean, I think if you can establish an inside presence one way or another from John Paul Jones, Alyssa Thomas to Brianna Jones, you have to have two or three hitting on all cylinders to be able to be successful in my opinion. Yeah, I mean, the only thing that I'll push back against that is, while I agree, I'll say that I feel like the issue with this Connecticut team by playing by committee is the issue I've had with them throughout this whole season, is their inability to find the hot hand. They're so focused on that committee aspect that when John Cole starts heating up, it's not a concentrated effort to feed her over and over and over. It's we're still going through the rotation of the offense and somebody else is going to take a shot and look, I've never played elite basketball like you, Rachel, but in my mind, if Rachel is hitting four shots in a row and she's feeling it and then doesn't touch the ball for the next 5 minutes to kind of kills that burn. For 100%. And I think we all can agree, you know, and I'm not saying this is what I would do or what I would think they should do. This is just what I see. This is just kind of the genetic makeup of what this team is this year, it's by committee. I would be curious, you know, coming out tonight, you know, this is a do or die game for Connecticut. Where is the concerted effort going to be? Is it going to be we've got to get John Paul Jones more touches? And does she need to be more established late in the game? I'm not sure because again, at the same point, their game plan was highly effective. It won them game one. It arguably should have won them game three, had they just made a couple easy shots. So do you go away from that? Or do you decide that your shots selection has to be honed in a different way? I think a lot to be unpacked and determined here with Connecticut specifically. We could question whether it works or whatever that might mean, but obviously do or die game tonight to be able to take this to game 5 back in Chicago. I'm excited for. We'll do pick them at the end. Aces storm game three wouldn't epic epic matchup, the Twitter world has been ablaze somehow I pissed off a bunch of people. Honestly, I still don't understand how why or what? We don't need to get into that. What we need to talk about is we are watching the two best basketball players in the world face off leading their teams in a battle to completely different recipes. We're talking about a stacked deep team of vets who know what they're supposed to do and what they can do on Seattle. Ran a steward has been lighting it up, even in a game last game where she struggled offensively to score, she still ended up with a nice amount of points, filled up the statute and a variety of other ways. And it's truly come down to The X Factor we've talked about this all season. Like, I don't care about Tina Charles. Sorry. Yeah, she misses the free throws and costs in the game. That's a different topic. What I'm talking about is Sue bird is going to do super things. She's going to facilitate and run the offense. And heck, this might be her last game of her career. And what we've seen throughout this playoffs with her is she's ready for the moment. She's going to hit big shots, even though she's struggled to score at points this season. But it really comes down to jewel Lloyd. It is dual Lloyd going to be that number two or heck number one offensive threat for Seattle. If they don't have her, who else can step up to fill the role because right now it's been, you know, Brianna Stewart offensively versus the rest of the Las Vegas aces. And then Las Vegas side, the completely different makeup, where there is no depth. It's Asia Wilson, but she has her Batman and I mean, I don't even know if that's the right term because I mean, this is a stack team, right? Like, we literally have Chelsea gray, arguably the best point guard in the league right now. We have and who's shooting an insane percentage right now. She's shooting, she's on par and last game might have screwed this up, but she's on par to set the WNBA playoff record for field goal percentage. Dupree had it at like 65 or 64.5, something like

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Thornton, Wings beat Sun 89-79, force deciding Game 3

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 3 months ago

Thornton, Wings beat Sun 89-79, force deciding Game 3

"The wings have forced a third and final game in their first round series by surprising the sun 89 79 the 6th seeded wings never trailed in earning their first playoff victory since 2009 Kayla Thornton scored 20 points and Thierry Macau and added 17 with 11 rebounds in a game Dallas controlled until a 22 two run by Connecticut made it 84 73 with under two minutes left John Quayle Jones had 20 points and 9 rebounds for third seat of Connecticut And Brianna Jones also scored 20 points I'm Dave ferry

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Sun beats Storm in Sue Bird's final game in Connecticut

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 4 months ago

Sun beats Storm in Sue Bird's final game in Connecticut

"The sun had four players score at least 12 points in an 88 83 win over the storm Alyssa Thomas led the way with 19 points for Connecticut which scored the last 5 points to improve to 20 and 9 And the teacher hyneman hit a tie breaking three pointer with two 42 remaining the game's final basket Brianna Jones chipped in 13 points one more than Courtney Williams and dewanna bonner It was the final regular season game in Connecticut for former husky star Sue bird The 41 year old bird finished with 14 points and 7 assists for Seattle I'm Dave ferry

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Sun fend off Lynx 86-79 for third straight victory

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 4 months ago

Sun fend off Lynx 86-79 for third straight victory

"Atisha heidemann Brianna Jones and Alyssa Thomas loved the son to their third straight win 86 79 at Minnesota Hide him and nailed 5 three pointers while furnishing 19 points and 5 assists Jones provided 18 points and 8 rebounds while Thomas added 15 points ten boards and 5 assists Jones had 11 points in helping Connecticut build a 42 32 halftime lead The sun coughed up that lead and trailed 47 46 in the third quarter before improving to 18 and 9 Aerial powers was high scorer for the links with 17 points but Minnesota fell to ten and 19 I'm Dave

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Connecticut beats Indiana, Bonner moves into 12th in scoring

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 4 months ago

Connecticut beats Indiana, Bonner moves into 12th in scoring

"The sun beat the fever 89 81 to stay in sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference Now one game ahead of the mystics John Paul Jones provided 20 points in 14 rebounds for Connecticut which is for no versus Indiana this season Dewana bonner added 19 points and moved into 12th on the WNBA's career scoring list passing Lauren Jackson Brianna Jones had 17 points to help the sun improve to 15 and 8 Kelsey Mitchell had 21 points in the fever 7th straight loss Indiana's last in the east at 15 and 20 I'm Jane

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"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

01:50 min | 4 months ago

"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"I mean, it's a pretext for players. Absolutely. The biggest takeaway of favorite play of the game. Besides silver. Yeah, besides the dunk, that's easy. Sales run after the dunk. I didn't realize at the time. But they showed another replay. She's the one who got the steal, too. Yeah, it was a 100% full court. Yeah, there was some cuts. There's not one specifically that stood out of my mind, but okay, we know this is a Kelsey plum Stan account. Puerto Rico crossover Kelsey. I wanted to spring it. But I had to be professional. But I wanted to go on Twitter. And then I reggae tweeted it, endgame. I wish a little like cover the Malcolm gia I was crying. Are we getting good from one of those though? That's a tough person to decide an awesome game. I'm going to sit down and guard you. Yeah. I'm so afraid. That's like nightmare to think about having to stay in front of her. She is so, so smooth with it. Yeah, a 100%. Yeah, that was definitely my play. Okay, okay. Like LG redeemed yourself with the MVP. 100%. She needed that. I John quill Jones almost had that gun. You guys got to get her on and ask her what was going through her mind. She was coming down. We were talking about that before the game, like, who would be the most likely to dunk and I thought it would be John coil. My money was on Kelsey. In a moment. Also too, there was a point where Brianna Jones was posting up AT and she kind of looked at her 18, was like, you know that the rest of the league does not want to go out breezy in the post neither times AD was hilarious. I loved her doing

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"brianna jones" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:34 min | 4 months ago

"brianna jones" Discussed on WTOP

"Today for the Nats. A lost means a series suite by Atlanta before returning home. It did take a bit for the offense to get going. I was led by Lang Thomas three run home run in the 6th inning. We're currently now in the bottom of the 8th inning from Atlanta with the game tied at three between the nets and the braves. Over to the American League, who would have thought to mention the Orioles when speaking of one of the best teams currently in baseball right now, it is totally the truth earlier today owes beat the angels 9 to 5 for their 8th straight win and they are now 43 and 44. Last year, let me remind you is something the O's finished the year with record of 52 wins and a 110 losses for now. They are just two and a half games out of the final AL wild card spot. Over to tennis breakfast at Wimbledon featured the men's final a Novak Djokovic capturing his fourth straight Wimbledon title and 7th overall topsy down Nick kurios in four sets, looking at the numbers at 35 year old Djokovic wins his 21st Grand Slam event, he's now within one Wimbledon title shy of Roger Federer's record 8 wins at the all England club. The WNBA All-Star Game in Chicago Brian is Stuart's team came up with a one 34 one 12 victory over Asia Wilson's team of local interests, mystics guard aerial act and scored four points in former terps for Brianna Jones put in ten points with four rebounds for team Wilson. Steve dresner, WTO sports. All right, Steve, thanks. On the top stories we're following for you right now on WTO, arson is suspected in an early morning fired Bethesda saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church on old Georgetown road and Montgomery county firefighters got the call around two 15. It is the third act of vandalism against churches in that Bethesda neighborhood in the last couple of days. Anyone who might know something is asked to call the county fire departments, arson tip line. President Biden says he's asked his administration to consider whether he has the authority to declare an abortion related public health emergency in the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn roe V wade, his vice president Kamala Harris tells CBS face the nation that Congress needs to act by codifying abortion into law, and people need to act by voting. The House select committee investigating the capitol riot is out with the statement saying Friday's closed

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"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

03:10 min | 5 months ago

"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"Not as a starter. Okay. I did mainly for again inflammatory purposes. But it's also because I've had one big complaint about the water bottle for the entirety of the time I've watched a WNBA. And this year she has fixed that to a certain extent with her threes. She's hitting 36% of them. Which is frankly enough for me. That's small sample size, randomness. That's going to come back down. Hey, sorry, come back down already. Like two weeks ago, she was at like 45%. I was like, I mean, I feel like we're seeing a few less of this 25 footers from her this year, isn't that might be fair, yeah. Yeah, maybe they've talked her out of that given the number of other options she has around her. You can shoot from 30 feet or you might be able to pass it to Brianna Jones for a layup under the hoop. So yeah. I think she's just been more efficient. She's been less, she does less of the reckless stuff that sometimes got her into trouble in both Phoenix and earlier in Connecticut. So I like that when you cut out something that I dislike in your game. And you play at that level. I think she belongs to the conversation. If you've read my column the last couple of weeks, you'll have seen that I've enjoyed sort of looking at the on off numbers for a lot of players. On off does not like to want a bonner. Really? This season. I mean, according to those numbers, they get a lot worse when she's on the court. They're better lineups are when she comes out and they go big with Rihanna Jones in the middle, John quell Jones, Alyssa Thomas and guards. So we're going to talk with that'll come up later later on with a couple of players as well. There's one or two that those numbers really, really don't like that will still be considered all star candidates based on production and raw numbers. Yeah, I think that's a case where the small sample size can be a really big factor, especially someone like bonnar who missed a particular set of games that started season coming back late from international. And she was like barely played with Jasmine Thomas, right? Since Thomas Thomas about coincided with bonner's return, right? Yeah, yeah, I don't think I'm not sure they play many men together, if any. No, I get you on the on off 'cause I like the on off numbers too, but I also think it is really low sample size. And also because they're kind of force feeding that lineup of with Courtney Williams kind of at the one, then bonner at the two, and then they're three bigs down low. And I think that's a bit suboptimal, even though it's their 5 best players. Maybe they figure it out at some point, but I think that maybe factoring into there. But I think it's fair. I think it's a fair point to bring up that she is not necessarily the most important part of the team doing well, especially at this point. This is one of the third to want to bond out there while we were talking about listen Thomas and EDD. Okay, so let's move on to your 5th big starters out of 6. Richard, who's your 5th big here?.

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"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

02:22 min | 5 months ago

"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"Good morning, good afternoon. Good evening whenever you're listening to this, it is so good to be back with you. Ice, oh my God, I had a great honeymoon, but I'm just like at home, I was like, I need to turn on my league pass and hear your voice talking to Brandon. It was great. First of all, I missed you. How is the honeymoon? So you went to Greece, Croatia, and Portugal. Portugal. Okay, cool. Okay, what was your favorite? Croatia, for sure. Okay. Wow. Yes, highly recommend it to everybody. Split is fantastic. We also went to a little island called a bar for a day slash night. It was great, wonderful. In Greece for in Santorini, pretty much the entire time, which is just like stunning. Couples everywhere. Yeah. And extremely expensive. But also, actually, fell in love with Greece. My wife. So and of course she knows that you played in Greece and she's I okay, well, you know, whenever ice goes back, if she does, we're going to visit her wherever she's at. I'm like, okay, well, you've got to meet her first. She's got to like you. I've passed the test. You haven't had us. Ashley has faith. She's seen on a personality. She has faith that we will Jill. That's funny. You gotta bring her to a sun game. I know, I know. We'll plan it. We'll plan it. Okay, good. I do have a bone a bit with you. So, you know, last year, the sun lost one home game, but John quill didn't play this year. You've already doubled that. Yeah. You know, I'm here rumblings that they're blaming the plate by play people. I don't know. Ah, you know what? I'm gonna say one, Brendan does jinx our team a lot. Brian and his dad broadcaster that would be like Brianna Jones is four for four from the floor tonight next layout mix. And it's like, oh, okay, and I just look at Brennan the whole ten minutes, I just stare at him. He's like, I know, don't say it. I don't have to say it. Everyone else listening knows.

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"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

05:20 min | 7 months ago

"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"Connecticut. Me too. I just think they were just so due last year. And, you know, without Alicia Thomas and the mix for the entire season and at the end when she did come in, she looked great and I'm like, man, if they had her from day one, what this team would look like because of the improvement of Brianna Jones inside and, you know, just having everybody having John crawl back and having all these things go to the year, MVP, most improved player with Brianna Jones, the John Paul Jones MVP and Kurt being the coach of the year. Man, I just thought that last year could have that was a surprise that they didn't get it last year. So when you have that bridesmaid, hunger, they went to the finals in 2019 or Washington, you know, beat them in 5 games and then they went to the semifinals the last two seasons and didn't get it. And they've had like people missing. And each of the two seasons, I just think this is the moment that they've been waiting for. They have Courtney Williams back after a couple seasons in Atlanta, but she was on that 2019 team. But so tough to stop her. But she was a nightmare for opponents just with her ability to rise and fire the mid range game crazy. Offensive boards crazy from the guard spot just energy personified. So I just think it's their turn. Okay. I agree. I agree. Teams like this that get so close so often. I feel like they rarely don't like we remember the times where teams like this don't actually get to the championship. Right. If you knock on the door enough, eventually you're gonna knock it down. Yeah, I think I'm with you. I think that's why I think there's a way I haven't met number one. I think their problems, there are problems. No doubt. I think they've fixed one of them, getting Kourtney Williams and the cloud and our girl. She's gonna be big in the postseason when they're gonna need scoring and their offense get stuck. Because this offense is gonna get stuck. Every offense gets stuck. It's just they didn't really have a true bucket getter last year. And I came back to bite them. Okay. So there's that. I think that would be when their problems come in. For the regular season though, I mean, you're not gonna find a much more talented team here than, you know, they're starting 5 Jasmine Thomas to want to bonner Alyssa Thomas Jungkook Jones Brianna Jones. That's a heck of a destroyer in the regular season. So I think that's pretty easy number one. They're bench depths pretty good too. I think Stephanie Jones is their backup center. Maybe they pick up someone else, Beatrice mon premiere from Miami. Carrington, heideman, both really solid. So I expect I expect this team to be really, really good in the regular season. Do you think they're going to win the regular season? Do you think they're going to again be the number one seed if you had to pick? Man, if I had to pick today, yes. I just think that, you know, who they have healthy right now is I'm hoping that's who they'll have healthy later on. But I think, again, with all the factors involved here with having all the pieces together going into the season, I would say, yes, as the number one scene preseason rankings, yes. But also at the end of the regular season, staying healthy, right? With their core group and their great group off the bench for support. I just, I don't see why they shouldn't be. You know, the regular season champion. And then all things are up for grabs, like we said, you know? Earlier on, just in that postseason, what's going to happen there? I mean, there are so many factors at that point of the season that you just don't know. But right now, if all of the Connecticut sun team stays healthy and stays together and moves into the season and proves themselves, man. I mean, chemistry buys I'm not really concerned with that because they know each other. Courtney Williams has been there done that. She understands the philosophy. She knows how things run there. So it's not like it's a brand new piece from somewhere else. Like she's been there. She was gone in Atlanta for two seasons. She's back. So I just think that they're going to be moving like this. And I think it's going to be fun to watch. I agree. So Sundar number one, who's your number two? I have Chicago. Interesting. They are my I have a three team here at the top. I'll reveal the third team momentarily. But they're in my tears. So to me, they're like in the top. This is the top group of teams. Right. So I think Chicago being number two, I'm totally fine with. So why is Chicago number two for you? Number one, because they want it last year. And they have the ring. I think the hunger factor gave Connecticut for me, the edge. Instead of Chicago in the regular season. In the regular season, the regular season. But Connecticut's momentum and lack of getting the championship last year for me gave Connecticut the edge over Chicago in that way. But, you know, it's hard to beat a team three times, blah, blah, blah. It's hard to win back to back championships. No one's done it since LA did it back in O one O two. I get it, all right?.

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"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

07:14 min | 1 year ago

"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"In the running for w nba championship. And i enjoyed as always by my guy gave ebrahim. I am christy winters. Scott and we are here to chop it up about the wnba semi-finals and gabe. Oh my gosh. I i had to relive the chicago connecticut game because it was just full of drama from the tip to the final buzzer. It was one of the most incredible games we've seen it was. It's been one of those series right like every year. I think we one series and it usually involves connecticut where a tight every game tight. Everything is decently well played every game has moments at the end where you're questioning a coach or player. Something really. this is what basketball is all about right like you play the game because of these moments big time players show up sometimes. It doesn't go your way. Sometimes it does for chicago's but going way. More than not mildly out to be a time to waste with like social stuff or social media anything on her hoop stats podcast network. Let's get into christie. How this guy pull this off. Because i really didn't at any point see common. How did at the end of the game will. They accelerating right in terms of their offensive production. Quarter-by-quarter chicago just found a way to manufacture offense against a stout connecticut. Defending this is one of the better or defensive teams in the league third in steals. I mean they were just incredible coming out of the regular season in that regard which is why they have the number one seed but when you look at what chicago was able to do only seventeen points in that first quarter and then twenty and then twenty three and then twenty six. I mean that is what i'm talking about. I mean they've progressively made it happen. They got to the glass. And i think the board work was the x-factor in this game for the chicago sky because they could get it and go that that was crazy to me. The boards like they won the battle on the boards against this connecticut. Some team. that's that's that's crazy because this is one of the better off rebounding teams we've ever seen but it's also crazy because you know the personnel when you look at it it doesn't necessarily suggest that chicago would be able to gain that advantage. I wanna shout out. We should get into like last five minutes. Good that's crucial. But i wanna as race evens plus sixteen in thirty one in thirty six minutes so she played thirty six plus sixteen and the team won by two points so she was a huge factor. Seven offensive rebounds eleven total rebounds shoe all over the place. I think assery was really huge difference in this game and just that matchup chicago. Winning that match up has given them a huge boost here because she's taken out brianna jones. She's coverage oncle jones So having assery this healthy and fully prepare for this moment. I think has been one of the biggest differences before we get to the end of the game. Which is where chicago is winning. I mean no question. Stevens is phenomenal. Herber stability is has just been what chicago has needed. I mean it takes a lot of pressure off. Candace parker that regard defensively although she has been magnificent game three as well. But when you're looking at chicago when you're talking about taking pressure off players how 'bout collie at copper taking pressure off of allie quigley. Being another score for them. I mean twenty six points a career playoff high for copper. She has just been spectacular with what she has been able to do to lift this team. And you're talking about two or three point game the end and you look at what copper did throughout the contests. Not just on the offense. Obviously it was phenomenal but on the defensive end as well but a lot of pressure taken off valley quickly in that regard just her ability to put pressure on the defense and against a team like connecticut who led the league and phil percentage defense points permitted for opponents all throughout the regular season. But here she is going off in this day and really bringing the energy to the building for the chicago sky man. She was just outstanding and so much fun to watch. This was the vision you know. I said this about new york when we were talking about new york like when you see a team they start to put together and you start to see like okay. This is what we thought was going to happen in free agency. This is the reason all of these players are on this team so that they can play games like this where it's like okay. The defense is selling out to stop at allie quigley. Who still had a big game. Mind you defense is selling out to stop candace parker roll into the Selling out to shutdown According vanishes passing lane. Who guess what. You're leaving clear copper. Open right leading as ray stevens gets to the glass. You're letting diamond the shields get out and run and hit transition buckets against steals at huge plays and she only played eleven minutes but she had a big impact so this was the idea behind. Bring candace parker here with this exact team to me like this. This was the vision that james had and it came together beautifully about really though like really it was about the last five minutes ads. I wanna talk about that. That's been the difference in the series right in game. One chicago on those last five minutes in game in game. Two connecticut made those last five minutes realm by getting a little bit of a lead bear going in and then they were able to execute enough. Even the chicago style was minutes away. Then you get to this game and they dominate. They dominated the fourth quarter of this game. The wanna fifteen to run to take the lead and it was just the you could tell. There was a composure advantage. Her chicago which is surprising. It surprising not right like they have bandaged cans parker but look at. This has been together for years. They've been in this exact situation together for like three years now. So i mean if you want to try to guess as to why chicago had this amazing level composure. Not just like okay. they were composing. They made the place no. They showed up and answered the bell every single time. Like is that all candace. Parker is at all coaching Where you think that's coming from. I think he's a little bit of both. Obviously i think with candace park on the floor. You give your self a chance away at a high level. And she's done it before and she's looking to do it again in her hometown and when she won the championship in twenty sixteen right in la she said that the x factor in that game was or in that series to win. It was bored work. And you're looking at this. Connecticut team gave that had twenty minutes shots in the first half alone in only one offensive. Rebound. that's controlling. the glass said it's not about the number you could look at the overall. Its own all but again. It's all about percentage and that's not a good enough percentage for connecticut to win.

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"brianna jones" Discussed on Premium Hoops

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04:50 min | 1 year ago

"brianna jones" Discussed on Premium Hoops

"But there's just the the way they're set up. It's like my aesthetic ideal of quota. Basketball team should look but last year. I remember watching them against the storm and the semi finals and thinking like they're basically like a diet version of seattle. Now right like nafisa. Collier is not ran but like she wants to be her and like you know they spouse wasn't entirely healthy so it was hard for them to compete with russia our because not to do a lot of the heavy lifting. I think that's going to be a big absence for them actually because They're just now that she's out for the remainder of the regular season of the season. I should say so. She won't become back with the playoffs. Either on a meth sort of a big loss in terms of how they can talk will between their big and small lineups because she's a nice four five hybrid that i don't really think exists on the roster unless like a chon wise really shown out and i'm not certain of that I think it really just comes down to the the perimeter creation right like If if you get in like a slow case game on and just like muck up the pace Than they can sort of hang with teams. But i you can close I mean i'm looking at the three point. Percentages like kayla shouldn't find but other than that who were you not leaving know it's just it's it's not the kind of perimeter rotation that really scares you and i don't think there hasn't been as much individual improvement on some of their players. I thought there would be from last year. Like crystal dangerfield had such an awesome rookie season in like. Now what does she really do. I mean she's like a like a okay. Backup point guard. I mean she's not pulling up like she was last year. She not getting into the teeth. Defenses like she was last year. I mean Has evaporated I i had such high hopes for this team. Because like evans said the floor is tremendously high. And they they have like positionally. The type of players would want to compete by. I don't know some things just like a little missing. And i haven't been able to put my finger on it on which is unfortunate because this is a dominant historically dominant sylvia fallacies season. And the fact that this is the type of team that should theoretically be able to support that. It's not quite happening is is like a little maddening. Yeah definitely especially. Because like i mean just on both ends. She's been incredible to watch like I don't know where you guys would have her for defensive player of the year. But i know she's right up there right now as been again like you. You mentioned loving watching. Brianna jones playing the post. I love watching soviet thousands in the post. She's so fun..

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"brianna jones" Discussed on Winsidr WNBA Show

Winsidr WNBA Show

07:16 min | 1 year ago

"brianna jones" Discussed on Winsidr WNBA Show

"Half the horrible in the second half It's just as simple as that. That's why the importance of having a player like hisashi clouds. Step up you're talking about in the second half last game or just two games ago was so important but we saw that fall off fall of minnesota accent just came up their foul But i mean you look at just the collapsed in the second now obviously or quarter little bit. Different story Gun connecticut sun score. Eleven washington mystics. Twenty to release seal off that game but at that went for the most part is pretty much done gables Connecticut sun the number one team. Italy i got some questions for you one. What makes the sun team so scary. We talked about a little bit before we got in this episode. Kind of how. They play playoff style. Basketball all season long is that what makes them so scary to me. It's the bag that they force opponents to slow down their game in played their speed while the first thing i'm gonna do is going to pitch the article that i wrote last week for wind cider. Black hole sun. How connecticut's pace swallows opponents. Because he spoke about re tweets that rat. The sun are last in terms of pace in the league and are significantly below the league average. And they're doing so somewhat of necessity so they came into the season where they came into the season and just a month before they are getting ready to tip off elissa thomas who was. Who is there everything. Who is their their leader. Who is just their point forward. Who's their defensive anchor Goes down an achilles injury overseas and they still signed her to a deal. You still getting max money. But because of that. They can't afford the twelfth roster spot so their route rolling with eleven. but they're actually rolling with ten. Because they're holding eliza. Tom has on the roster so now they're at ted there one injury away from qualifying for hardship every time out So what they're doing is they're leaning on their star wars more than any other team in the w all five of their starters average north of thirty minutes a game and no other team in the wnba has more than three players above that threshold. So a lot of the play is it's intentional. it's kurt miller talks about. It's very very intentional. Because of their personnel that they have to play slower but they're also playing through their front court. You're playing through brianna jones. They're playing through jonquil jones and and even wanna honor is often going to push the pace and then if there's not a free layup there she's going to back out and they'll slow it down so they're not trying to score too much on turnovers and they're actually struggling with turning it over a bit themselves because they're forcing it into the post so much but he has a very very intentional style of play but what that leads to is rebound so they lead the league. They don't lead the league in number of rebounds because they play so slowly but they lead the league in percentages of rebounds grabbed and they limit their opponents. Rebound percentages during this nine game win streak. They outrebounded their opponents. Three twenty two to nineteen so by over one hundred rebounds and in these games. They're averaging thirty five point. Three opponents are averaging twenty four point. Three they're winning the rebound battle by more than eleven rebounds a game. it's just phenomenal. And it just smothering at. It's so difficult if you are an opposing team trying to get up a second shot because you just missed one over the six six point our center. Everything that tom is and you can't chase down rebounding another easier left. I wish i had to just like make a team full dunk wells and the just just see what happens Another question for you. I appreciate stands bringing. I got a lot of questions for the son of the number one team. Right now the standings and they've been there you know not bowl season but a nice chunk where i think it's respectable right. We're not talking about all the happen there. For one day we will be on environment like early on the season. No shave when liberty number one feels like just way The number one but not seeing the same height or here navy or this team that we've seen for the seattle storm recently just as recently as the early on this season. So i'm curious for you as somebody who is wise about the league not just connecticut's on a when you look at this. Why do you think that is in my out of pocket. Or is there something to what i'm saying or has the even as the league of in lee reached a point where you know the sun the store the there's so many teams the storm have dropped down to a normal human status as opposed to godly says that they've been recently. What when you look at those two teams the first thing that the the storm going to have working in their favors the fact that they are the defending champions right and that they've won the head to head matchups. The first game was at was the last game on a four game road trip west coast trip for the connecticut sun and that was the game where kurt miller was suspended. And then the storm had a late comeback at one the game in overtime And then the second time Everyone start what you mean. Brady pools right right. And then the second matchup was the first game. I believe without john coyle jones so it was a huge blow out And it was actually the only loss that the connecticut sun have had at home this season. So i think when you're talking about them as a contender. What's really really scary. Is looking at them as a top two seed or as the top seed that will have home court advantage in the playoffs because it's a huge advantage so thirteen one at home in their eight and five on the road and like i said the only loss came in that head to head. But why do they not get the respect. I mean you have to look at the recent accolades you have to look at like. I said the storm winning the title. But also the fact that they're led by stewart who's got a half dozen titles in the last in the last year it feels like that the yeah the other. The other biggest. Contender is the las vegas aces who made it to the championship. Last season with the defending mvp. In asia wilson so. They've got the accolades there. They've got the narrative there whereas the the sun have been really competitive. These last few seasons in a lot of the the narrative comes from within and has kind of promoted from within. But there is something to that where they're playing this really like blue collar style of physical basketball. That's just a lot less fun to watch than the flashy play of the storm..

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"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

05:37 min | 1 year ago

"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"We can't rely on some coming back. We can't rely on Comeback back and being one hundred we you know. We can't for los angeles. We can't rely on sinead Mckay being a hundred. Because it's not going to happen so at this point blank. Put in your mind. It's us we we're all we're all we need and all of these teams have a brutal schedule. The three teams. I just mentioned washington york Los angeles brutal brutal schedule going down the stretch. So i i mean i think i agree with you. I think washington is a is my favorite to make it Impart because i do think the players back bahrain and and in part because believe out touch that's a feature of the gotta be. They gotta be the future. I think they will. I think was expert encourged flop. I mean if you're talking about a player like she tori walker kimbro who just signed along with best for the remainder of the season but for her to start the last eight games and play the way that she has been playing like on both sides. Yes her offensive prowess has aggressive. I mean last night against connecticut. She was four five from the floor. May both of our threes got lying eight times. She's very aggressive. She was in attack voted. She said after the game she said. I watched film from the dallas game and saw that i was playing very passively and decided to change that and who knocked in the first shot of the games she told off kimbro with confidence and i think that she also said he best post game last night that you know yes. We have injuries. Yes we have. Elena gina out but no no one's gonna feel sorry for us so we can't feel sorry for ourselves lead gotta go play and we have opportunities because we have games in front of us to take what we have to do. And yes you can depend on other teams losing to give yourself a better chance but once you start looking around what everybody else is doing you lose. Focus on the task at hand task at hand is to play your best basketball right now and i think that's what washington is is keeping in front of them. And you're gonna side i. Of course you're jockeying for for that a spot impossibly seventh. I dunno but jockeying to get in ned. Of course you're going to glance but that doesn't mean you're you're you're stayed on the other lane of this race. You gotta stay in your own lane. The you have to do your best with your skill set. I mean. Let's talk about natasha out when we were already talking about john. Paul jones for mvp Brianna jones for most improved right. How about natasha. Cloud for defensive player of the year. I mean she takes beat-up this assignments night in nine out and not because coach says. Hey you're gonna take she said. Let me take the top players. And i'm sure coast tibo assigned to her but at the same time you know your players are to have to want that type of challyi'j are else you. You're not gonna as a coach. You're not gonna put him but the cianci cloud is incredibly confident with her defensive skill set i mean she held to honor bonner scoreless in the first half. That was her match last night against connecticut and ultimately she was she ended up to ten arm. Sorry to of twelve from the floor in one of six from three so this is dewana bonner coming into the game averaging sixteen. She held her seven. So this is a player that is is disruptive Mitchell has said as in some of post practice opposed game comments about how she has disrupted diana. Ross on house. She has disrupted now dr bonner and just so many players down the list on the list but she wants that that challenge. So that's what it's going to have to come down to and kids. I mean she was amazing last night as well. Six eight from the floor. Four five three so she got her shot back for her sixteen points and it was really good to see that because we had already discussed how she's going to get different defensive attention in the absence of double john and charles so for her to step up the way she did and to stay aggressive minded desk. Great stuff man. She didn't get to the line either talking about neck and not getting to the line aerial atkinson last night so but she was aggressive with with hunting. Her shot no hesitation on her releases. Goodspeed left on the on. The early lift of her shot was really pretty watched. Last night's while so they have enough. Like you said asian highs allen. I mean she was incredible while another double figures scoring performance by her sixteen points and they just need they just need. They just need to stay consistent with that. And it's their bench play also placed on selling play seven minutes but they they need everybody. They need everybody. Now's your opportunity. And i know coach has said this as well like hey discuss like you wanna to play more. Here's your chance like hey coach get more points on play well and we need you right. Now Natasha cloud said did she has charged team with you know we go as we go right. And especially she. I think she said summation hides allen at halftime of that dallas game before they had that avalanche of offense and that one point win. So i mean as long as they're holding each other accountable to what they can do. I believe they have.

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"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"Another asset is also adding kia stokes. You know to that to that front court so when say Cambay tired or you know age is having a rough night. You bring hugh stokes off bridge you. Maybe pair a hamby so we know that a big they look deep. I'm excited for the playoff push. I think that's one thing that really famous that is kind of going into that. Playoff pushes their doubts. Because you have heavy end plum off the bench also which you said kiss stokes in the front court. I think they have more depth than some of these other title competitor teams. That are talking about minnesota. has it too. But i think they have more than a seattle catechists us under. That's best. I picked them as my front runners. Right wall that covers the title contenders but also wanted to hit on. Espn today came out with a list of the top twenty five players under twenty five in the league. Obviously not surprise. Asia wilson this at the top of that list fun overall an interesting ended. I think there's parts of the girls of by route. Like how's the sleigh of this the list. I know you're just to read. It's also wanted to get your author kind of maybe your top five. Six minutes would be in the league or says i'll read first. Espn had for reference. So is peon had started off as israel's on at one the fisa collier at to regain gumbel all three aerial atkins at four brianna jones at five oslo at an kelsey muscle mature logistics. But that was their top sex. Which i found interesting to say the least i definitely have some different takes than i think. Eighty two so curious to hear kind of who you think might be in your top five. I mean first and foremost congratulations to every player. That made this list You know what i mean. Is this a small league hundred.

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"brianna jones" Discussed on Premium Hoops

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04:22 min | 1 year ago

"brianna jones" Discussed on Premium Hoops

"Her length isn't like awesome. For is if i remember correctly at least just in looking at her i don't i don't think it is But like she makes really good off ball rotations which works well with the way that that the storm play defense running more of a kind of modern. Sos scheme in some ways. But also they're forced into playing that way because they really lack a lot of the versatility to play other ways How would you feel about the up with connecticut too. Because i think connecticut is a team that i look at it. I'm like dear. God i do not think this would be good for the storm because playing like i mean obviously doina bonner brianna jones. John wall like that is a really tough front court to match up with the funny thing about the started. Playing the sun is the fact that they played the three times. Now the record the storm the to us three games and those times. I think it's fair to say that either team was full health and one of the games as he was still coming back from international issues limited to study points. One of the games Highland got injured at halftime. then didn't play for the sun. Jonquil jones zone one of the games and then in the commissioner's cup. Seattle is actually blitzed son at from like the happy second quarter third quarter just to hell and one by twenty points but it was very clear that carmelo did not come into that game with the expectation of treating like like as important as the storm. Staffed it clear they were just not as prepared and they were a little rusty actually had played them up. I think in terms of the matchup on paper. There's certainly things. I don't like it looks again. Looks on paper that wanna bonner would present your biggest match problem because she should be too strong and to attack four awesome but she should also be too big join canada. That hasn't been the case yet. She's actually pretty canada. Lloyd of handler. Pretty well the ups. They've had so far. But that's something i would not look forward to seeing Essentially i think in terms of the front match you you just stick a center embry jones and you sticks dewey on jonquil and you hope. That doesn't need a double team to help todd. Which hasn't been the case yet that on continuing to be the case it doesn't it doesn't worry me as much as some other teams but i think i think at least on hebron it's not.

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"brianna jones" Discussed on WNBA Nation

WNBA Nation

03:35 min | 1 year ago

"brianna jones" Discussed on WNBA Nation

"I really wanna see that. Play out in the playoffs. I really want them to get a bias. if they don't have to suffer any unfortunate accidents against teams that might be able to get them per game. So that's that's my stand performance player for the first for sure i like that. I think that's a that's a really good call out. I another one. That i wanna make sure people know about is brianna jones. Brianna jones is quietly becoming one of the better players in the league that nobody seems to talk about. Obviously she did just get an all-star bid in and that's well-deserved we actually brought her up on a previous episode is most improved player candidate where people kind of don't realize her. Big breakout season was in twenty twenty in the bubble and and then she's just continued that too we seasons ago. She was averaging three and a half points per game and getting eight minutes a game. Now she's up to thirty one minutes game and fifteen points per game so she's she had a big surge forward and i think that she's a big reason. Why the connecticut sun or doing as well as they are even without elissa thomas. So that's probably where i i gotta make sure i give a big shout to brianna jones in that category. They're logan. let's wrap up our discussions here. We gotta give a fa- amid season grade to our final team of this episode. Were you get connecticut in your grade. Book here boy i. I didn't want to do this. But i think i have to. Give them an a. Earliest name name minus i. I was thinking be plus. But then i thought if you can't give connecticut in a who can you right like like. They're doing their overperforming expectations. The handled their starving out for a couple of games with ease or well coached. Look good. I think in a minus if it's like a ninety one percent a minus where you're like like if you're a professor you're like don't screw around now like you still gotta come to class. Take the final but yet you're in good shape. Let's get. That's about where i've got him. I've got an a minus as well. I expect that here's the thing they're sitting in an a minus because they had they had a tough beginning of the season they played some of the better teams in the league in that first half. They've really only got las vegas a game or two against las vegas in the second. Half of the season that's That looks like their biggest challenge and they've got an mvp candidate it. I really think this is an a minus that it's like all right. I'm giving you a minus right now just so you know. There's room for improvement. You still have some work to do. would you trust them in a series against chicago. Five game series that. I think that's a close. I think that's a close series. But i probably would. Yeah at this point. I think they've they've looked better. When you just a minute series against vegas. Probably not vegas against seattle also. Probably not book. That's about yeah that's about where we all have them. Because i think it's like they're in the top three but you know i need to and you see that they can be those other teams in the top. Yeah i think. I give him the slight edge against teams like chicago in minnesota and a slight disadvantage. I think where they are in. The standings is perfect. I think they're slated exactly where they should be in the standings. Chicago's trending up so chicago. And minnesota both are trending up. even though they're below in the standing. So i i hesitate on each of those but yeah i probably would still just slightly give the edge to.

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"brianna jones" Discussed on WNBA Nation

WNBA Nation

05:27 min | 1 year ago

"brianna jones" Discussed on WNBA Nation

"She probably hardly knows where her roots like. Locker is in the locker room but learn cox player for the sparks. Now she's going to be around the league so keep an eye out Where did i leave off. Indians connecticut at indiana. That was thursday. Game the only thursday game. And you know what indiana held their heads high and stuck within two possessions of a really good connecticut. Team i'm going to give him some credit here even though i know. They're not in the moral victories there. you kind of have to take them more. You can get a mysterious fever this year. Brianna jones the story of this game. Hello thirty four points Yeah that'll do it. Yeah that was. Oh man the sun. The sun are doing this thing where they're reminding you. Just how many players they have. That can go off the air making themselves like. There's no ignoring them anymore. It's like the that that trope is is good debt at this point more so more so dead. If you're the dragons. I just wanna make clear. That's something people pay attention to. You can even include. You could just like turn the the sun logo on the side and have it be like a blast of flame or something like that. I don't know you could do something. Cool jason snow will get him on that. Uncle jones obviously had a great game two nights prior. We already talked about that one. Nineteen points in twenty eight minutes in this one Ten for ten from the foul line. Make an account from the foul brianna. Jones was plus fourteen for this game. She had thirty four points as well as pouring in seven rebounds three steals jeez doina bonner also very good game this this fever team like i said they. They actually held a. They held their own kelsey. Mitchell played almost the entire game scored twenty one points. Mccowan went in there. Got nine point it. you know. It's it's disappointing. The fever actually shot over forty eight percent from the floor for the game Still come out with a win. So that's that's a tough one swallow for them. The connecticut center just dang good team. Not a lot you can do there. And tonight's games haven't happened yet. So that's your week recap i. It was longer than two minutes. But i we took a couple of detours. I think we wanted to take the saas scenes and and we got there. Yeah can we cut back to one quick thing we hit on it like a brief second but we ended this talking. Sparks have been talking fever. I think it only makes sense to hit them. Lauren cox for just a minute. This actually don't even know. See what happens when you look at the right stat sheet. You find the right names. It's an amazing phenomenon. Laura carlos eighteen minutes just shy of nineteen minutes in this match up her first game. Technically it was the same day she officially signed with the team. There were scuttled up for him. But this was official on this day. Her highest minute cannabis season. I'd have to go back historically and see if it was her most played game of her career and she comes and she immediately contributes. She only makes a basket in nets. Four points but she comes in drops five rebounds she distributes the ball she gets a couple of steals immediately making herself known being a presence sparks could use. The sparks are a team in flux right now in heavy transition. It's hard to say that they're in any sort of playoff race. But i expect the sparks to look good down the in the future and i could see cox being a big part of that already after one night. We've seen more potential out of her Than i feel. Like we ever even considered out of indiana this is coupled with erica wheeler going from indiana to los angeles saying i did know that a star player could get this type treatment. I don't want to turn this into just like a complete out. And out routing on the indiana fever. But you're one in sixteen so you kind of have to take that in one way or the other but when you see would you see the sparks putting investment into cox compared to what her experience in indiana just in general. What are your thoughts been. I i don't understand the single thing. Fever done organizationally or on the floor. All year i. I don't know i tear. Mccowan is not there more. I don't know why on their books. They have to veteran players. That are not superstar players. That are making superstar money. I don't understand why they're not using the picks that they spend high in the draft on premium players to either to develop them or to something in the offseason or to gain something in the middle of the season they they don't acquire assets. They just squander them they don't utilize the good players. They have i think kelsey mitchell interior mccown on any other team. You're you're looking at some of the big names in the league. But they just kind of hide there in indiana and to be honest. I think this is going beyond. I'm gonna take the pressure off the players on the court like a professional basketball team. That just went out lost by six to one of the best teams in the league the other night at think they deserve some credit for trying to to play with kind of a hand tied behind their back but it's their own front office that's holding them back at this point and the mismanagement that team. I can't remember if this was on mike. Or if this was just on her twitch discussion on.

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"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

02:57 min | 1 year ago

"brianna jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"I think those are. That's where the bates. I will give you the floor to tell me to have swai. Another team deserves to be in as definitely during the chicago. Sky in the in that mix in those are top four teams right now and yes. Connecticut does have the five losses but a lot of that occurred without the services of john. Jones who is missing because of her a european basketball obligations so now with john. Jonquil back mean. I you know had she not lest i think there would be a real shakeup with top two teams in the league but with her absence during that stretch and the team struggle without initially and then they found their chemistry and i was away. Brianna jones has emerged. I think right now. She is sitting at the top live lists for most improved player in the wnba this year with her numbers and her efficient proficient play. And we saw that when she was at maryland. And now it's like really seeing it at the pro level for brianna joan. So now you have you know without. Listen thomas let's not forget guy. They don't have a list of thomas. Brianna jones playing her best basketball her pro career. Now john jones back. I mean jasmine. Thomas hit seven degrees and my wrong on that acted seven threes. I mean they're inside outside. Jonquil was not getting three. So let's not say inside outside. Let's say they have great balance and chemistry. Ira out for sure but let's not forget that chicago had a bevy of injuries early on and went on that. Seven game win streak you know. They did not have the services of allie. Quigley did not have candace parker in the lineup but when they came back they maze noise and yes. They're they're wins snapped over the weekend but that still doesn't take me off of in terms of them being in the top four the late i think they definitely have the pieces. They definitely have a great mix with with copper. And you know. Those young players diamonds shields. I just think they are very dynamic with what they look like together on the court they have court evanger slowed who has just masterful at the point. Guard position as she is just insanely good. Even without quickly and parker on the floor she was somehow trying to find a way to to get things going which she did and she did it well so chicago definitely for me is in that mix of teams that every other day changes. Who is at topic. But i think las vegas for me sits alone at the number one spot because they hold the season series now after that overtime win over seattle so two one series lead. So there's no way read right now and this is not chris christie. We're.

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