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"brie jones" Discussed on WTOP
"A has been a big thing that's fairfax county police major frederick chambers there were over twelve hundred more shoplifting incidents in the first half of this year than over that same period in 2022 according to a new mid crime -year report it's been a consistent thing mainly at our large shopping centers but also at our other retail stores such as walmart's chamber says police have been working with stores on prevention strategies such as checking receipts or do we need to move merchandise in the store to a different location and there were also nearly six hundred more assaults in the first half of this year but according to chambers many of those are are related to domestic violence situations scott gilman wtop news wtop at 204 thursday morning the suspect in the death beloved of a local teacher from greenbelt making his first formal court appearance this week for that case on thursday the accused killer here was already behind bars were told on domestic violence assault in a separate case a defense lawyer for harold landon the third told a judge prosecutors lack any hard evidence tying him to the death of a teacher from greenbelt she tried to argue the remains authorities say belong to the teacher known as madam sila haven't even been positively identified the body has been identified as the victim prosecutors saying that DNA taken from the body matched madam sila's toothbrush defense attorney brie jones also questioned the pictures used to connect landon to the murder assistant state's attorney john church the defendant identified himself in those photographs states attorney aisha brave boy says she will be the one prosecuting this case this one's personal it's just very it's very personal at the courthouse number Marlboro john dome in wtop news wtclp news time now 206 students locally at duval high school he didn't land passed through weapons detectors for the first time actually this week on wednesday this comes just days you might remember after a sixteen -year -old girl was shot and killed very near the school some students say they were surprised to see too long lines at the school's front entrance and plenty didn't make first period on time after waiting to walk through the metal detectors basically we had to stand a long line this morning and it made me leave for class it was annoying because i'm trying to get to class and so many people are in the way but many students say they extra margin of safety it was good i like it because it's now it's good for everybody it's safety i feel like we kind of really need it because like you'll never know what kids bring these days some students pointed out that the prince georges county school system announced plans in august to install weapons detectors but these came after shooting the death of jada madrano moore in lanham dicculiano wtop news where it is this morning a funby accounts raising money for jada's funeral and burial has brought in over seventeen thousand dollars so our county public school center of attention making go you may remember when thousands of students were never picked up by their school buses or got to class really really late a driver shortage among the problems were told part of the solution here is to move class times for about ten minutes to better accommodate school bus schedules and to make sure no child is left behind for example we're told the high school and middle school classes that used to start at eight a .m. will now begin at seven fifty in a letter home home to to families this week the school superintendent says it's been frustrating for him knowing that thousands of students are experiencing making delays with that have a cut into instructional time at certain points and he's determined he says to get this fixed the new schedule starts in a week it's 207 on WTOP good morning your car donation to vehicles for change is worth way more than just a tax deduction vehicles for change repairs and provides cars to worthy families so they may gain and maintain a job most of our recipients are single mothers with small children is virtually impossible for them to navigate life without a car in addition we train individuals returning from prison to be auto mechanics if you have a car to donate please donate to vehicles for change at vehicles for change dot org your car will be transformational for a local family that there is the morning september 14th welcome in to wtlp time now is 2 0 8 get a precision ac tune up for only I'm thinking whether on the eights and when it breaks good morning to rich hunter in the wtlp traffic
"brie jones" Discussed on Winsidr WNBA Show
"Team and contributing. I think she can. You know, I know they've been speaking very highly of her recently, but those are the things that I'm kind of just thinking through in my mind. I was leading up to the show and just probably the two teams that I'm most focused on. I know everybody wants to say Las Vegas in New York. But I'm really intrigued with Indiana and Connecticut, specifically. Well, first of all, I completely agree. And Rachel knows and a few other people in the know know that there is a recent night that I had a little bit too much wine and a little bit too much afternoon coffee and just like went crazy deep down into all of the teams shout out as always to her hoop stats. Because they provide a necessity, which is salary cap information and details. So let's touch on some of these teams. First of all, why not talk about the liberty off of the gate? Liberty in Vegas because they're the two easiest teams to talk about in my opinion when it comes to the current specifics and the current play out that we're at now. So the aces have 11 on the books, basically. But if they want to keep Sydney Colson, who, you know, yeah, she's not pulling the biggest minutes, but if you look at the social media presence of the aces, it's pretty clear to see that they expect. No, you're totally right. But if they want to keep her on the team, they're going to either have to cut Asia shepherd. Or Kirsten bell. So it's going to be interesting kind of to see what they do there. Losing recent draft picks for a player who has shown importance, no doubt. But it's just an interesting aspect. There are also, look, some additions of Kayla George and Alicia Clark maybe make that decision a little bit easier. But keep an eye out for some cuts in that regard. And then the liberties is a more interesting one. It's a little bit more confusing, so bear with me, but in the general scheme of things when it comes to all these different teams, it's fairly fairly simple. They got 9 people in the books, 138 K in cap space. They can sign two straight up and play at 11. If they sign prints, they can't sign near a sabaly without cutting someone else. If they sign prints, have they signed prints, they can sign Han Zika or marine, obviously we know they want marine. So basically, the roster is set, and this is my perspective. I assume Han and marine make the team. And then it comes down to either Zika or sabaly if they cut DD or Jocelyn Willoughby. So if we want to skip from like in the weeds to just the end point, it comes down to either they keep Zika or solidly, but then they need to cut DD or Jocelyn Willoughby. So either you're saying, hey, there goes two high potential draft picks from recent years. High picks also. Or you're cutting, you know, didi who has shown an immense importance to this team, not just as a bench player who hypes up the team. But also as a role player. And then Jocelyn Willoughby, like, similarly, another player who not a superstar, but has shown importance on this team. So I will also say that Willoughby having a slightly larger contract in this case won't affect it. But in many cases, a very smart WNBA agent spoke to me one day and said, look, in the new CBA, it's going to be the death of the middle class. Take the lowest contract because you don't want 5000 to be a reason that you are booted from a team. Yeah fascinating point. So yeah, it's really interesting because most people are like, oh, make your money, make your money make your money. Yeah, that's cool and all, but like, that would you rather like guarantee to make it all or have the possibility of making 10,000 more. You know, it's the mystery box. Shout out to Family Guy or The Simpsons or whatever. That gets from. But the Connecticut sun. First team you talked about. Yes. In my mind, you have 9 locks. And that's dewana bonner, Alyssa Thomas, Brie Jones, Tiffany Hayes, Becca Allen, the tisha heideman, ty Harris, and DJ Carrington. Now you might say, sorry, and oh no, Olivia, Nelson ododa. That's the 9 in my mind that are locks. You could argue that oh no is not a lock. You could argue maybe ty Harris isn't. I would argue against that because I think they need that point guard. You could argue and teach a heideman what? I think she is a lock for sure. any of those 9 that you think are not locks? No, I agree with you. On that. So I think then people would then look at and question, well, why isn't he a cloud in the lock? The reason I don't think she's a lock is basically with cloud and on roster, right? With their ten players. If you include her, they don't have enough money to sign Alexis Morris. Their pick from this past year or so, well, practical they could actually, but that's not here nor do. Essentially, because of where players are drafted, the base contract that they're signing is slightly different scales and only having 62 and cap space and Alexis Morris being a 65 cap hit based on where she was drafted, that puts them in a tough situation. Now the question I have is Nia clouden is somebody of The Old Guard. We both know how much Kurt Miller love cloud in, but does that mean specifically that she's going to get a shot on this team? I don't think so. I mean, not to say that she won't get a shot, but to say that the person who drafted you and had you in mind for a certain role is no longer there, Ken Alexis Morris jumped that. Now, the call me a jerk call me hater yeh, call me whatever you want. And also keep in mind that this is on the assumption that Becca Allen is healthy and tiff Hayes comes over and plays on time and all that jazz. Right. Which I don't like to, especially in the W where they are not as forthcoming or revealing about injuries, especially ones that happen overseas, see countless examples just this year. I always like to assume that the players are healthy, unless told otherwise. But so for me, the interesting aspect is I'm looking at cloud or Morris, right? Maybe one of these others cracks it. We saw that they got rid of Kiki the other day. Which is a whole nother discussion of why you're cutting people that early. What's the reasoning behind it? But that's a different episode. But I look at this and I go, and I'm curious for you, Rachel. I know you didn't see the exact post because I was the one who dropped a rage bomb on you. Now, Alexis Morris has been very vocal since being drafted about how she did not feel prepared for WNBA training camp. And I think a fair pushback to some of the things she said was a lot of what she was putting on the teams in college, in my opinion, should be put on the players. One of the things she said is like, we need to be watching more W well, that's a you thing, not your coach thing. Yes. I've been screaming that for
"brie jones" Discussed on Winsidr WNBA Show
"Wind cider that's playback TV, backslash wind cider, and hey, you never know when we're gonna do a WNBA merch giveaway. Welcome back to the wind sider show. Excited for this first WNBA training camp edition for the 2023 season. But first of all, make sure I know I say this before every episode, but make sure you're subscribed to Patreon. We've just refreshed the coverage there. And if you are subscribed, you know this because you have been flooded with content recently. So make sure to subscribe. There's some really cool stuff going on there. And it's definitely worth just a cup of coffee a month. Rachel, camp is upon us, life gets crazy. It feels like not too long ago, March Madness just finished. Not too long before that, the WNBA season just finished. What's kind of peaking your interest? What's on top of mind for, as I like to call you Hoff. Oh my gosh. I said at the last show, I just feel, you know, it's just like, I feel like we're kind of in a holding pattern. Obviously. It's like the calm before the storm, if you will, like, just waiting to kind of see the product on the floor. I think, you know, you get little snippets here and there of how teams are looking and you see certain snippets about how coaches are reacting to certain rookies that are how they're performing and you're hearing a lot of things and certain press conferences, meaty days, whatever that might be. I think for me, really intrigued with the Connecticut sun, you know, I think that we've become so accustomed to that team for so many years, still have some key pieces, but they shifted so much during free agency, you know, Alexis Morris and their draft wasn't huge by any stretch, but I'm curious to see just how this team ends up shaking out. Combined with the new system of stuff white, you know, and just kind of what that's going to look like. I mean, I've said it before. I'll keep saying it. There feels like there's 5 or 6 really massive question marks. In this league right now. And again, that's half the obviously half the league. So you have just question marks of what is this complete unknowns, you know? Ends of an era. If you will. So I would say really intrigued with Connecticut can, how does Alexis Morris fit in to that roster, you know, you had the additions of ty Harris back at Allen, things like that. Brie Jones, obviously, is the focal point returner, Melissa Thomas, you know, so you do have pieces of it, but there's so many elements of newness. And on the other side, I mean, I'm going to keep talking about the Indiana fever because I'm just so it's been such a good talking point for so many years and the last 5 years, I feel like everything we've seen and the reemergence of that organization can this year can this new head coach, you know, take this thing, take that next step. Are they prepared to take that next step? I mean, you've got a team there that could potentially sign three draft picks to the roster depending on how it shakes out. You know, does grace burger end up? You know, being that player that ends up, you know, really making this
"brie jones" Discussed on Winsidr WNBA Show
"I personally, you know, the dismantling of this team, some people think, oh man, it's just absolute catastrophe, right? I didn't see it that way. I felt like this was inevitable. This core was going to break up. You had a lot of players, you know, kind of at the back end of their careers. You know, you really got the sense that Ali quigley could make a change. Candace Parker potentially. So I'm okay with the dismantling of the core we've seen the last couple of years. From there, there's always going to be a real rebuild. There's always going to be, you know, change. So from a coach's perspective, it feels like, okay, like, there's players. I mean, the roster got filled out one way or another. Okay, the goal is to try and be competitive this year. But then you could also combat that with, you know, the long-term success of this franchise. And I really believe I'm just in complete shock of how much was given away for, you know, in the maybe situation. I love Marina mabry. I think she's a great player. I think she brings a lot to this team and she'll step into a great role and she'll do really well there, but she has to. I mean, she has to do well there. But I just long term, it's baffling to me. It's alarming to me to be completely honest with you, but you know, I guess if you feel like you've got the resources in place and whatever in place to attract free agents, and that's how you're going to rebuild this team, then more power to you, but someone who's been around the franchise for so long, I'm concerned with that even. So rebuilding through free agency, not rebuilding through the draft, adding assets that way is alarming to me long term, I think we'll be talking about this for a while. I gave him the C minus. Sorry I get long winded on that one. I just think there's so much to unpack and there's so many different ways you can look at it. Hey, it's the hometown team, the hometown teams always get a little bit extra Connecticut's son back then. A month ago, I gave him a C plus and some people are like, what the heck are you doing? Similar in the mindset of like, you and I have been talking about this for a while. This team needed to be remodeled to use some home decor terminology. I'm sticking with it. And honestly, I might even bump them up as crazy as it sounds to a B and that's just because like you look at this team, don't want them on our list, Thomas. You add Thai Harris Rebecca Allen depending on Allen's health. Olivia and Elsa dota, I like that depth. I like that for the future. Getting Brie Jones back, keeping high them in. Tiff Hayes is a is a good addition in my mind. So when I look at it and I just think to myself, okay, they lost some athleticism in Courtney Williams, but they've added that back with tiff Hayes and shooting ability with Becca Allen and a good point guard in losing January and jazz Thomas and ty Harris. And then you look at it in the sense of, okay, they lost John qual Jones. Well, she was going to go anyway. So I don't necessarily view that as like a, you lost an MVP, you can't have a good grade. I think similar to Chicago, like I view these things from a, what is the situation? And how did they handle the situation? And I think Connecticut, given the cards they were dealt, your former MVP wanted out. Your point guard has been great, but realistically, at least from my perspective for a few years now, needed to no longer be the starter. So if you're Connecticut, why not make a move for her? And then you get something in return. To me, I think it was actually like, say what you want, a pretty, I wouldn't say masterful, but a pretty well done off season, you know, shifting many things for the Connecticut sun, but also finding a way to come out and still be a team that many are considering in that tier right below the super teams. Yeah, no, I actually gave him a B plus in my evaluation of it. And I stand by that here today. There needed to be change. Clearly, you're in a new era with new leadership, new front office, new coaching, new coaching staff. So that's the first and foremost aspect of this. The Kurt Miller Connecticut son era ran its course. They did what they did, but there needs to be there needs to be changed and there needs to be an influx of investment in just younger players. I like Rebecca Allen being added to this roster. I think there's a chance for her to kind of step into maybe a slightly bigger role than what she's been used to, being able to retain a Hyde man. I think was huge. That was a question mark as to whether that was actually going to happen. So that's a big thing. Olivia Nelson dota shows a lot of promise in terms of the type of player she can be in this league and her intangibles. Ty Harris is a guard that maybe I'm maybe I'm a Homer here and two invested in terms of just ties career, but I just feel like she's a really solid player that hasn't quite had the opportunity that she's needed in this league. And I think she could really thrive under a Steph white system and step into that role. So I mean, granted the amount of change this franchise went through, you can't look at them now here today in March and say, oh, they're not in, they're not, okay, they're not in the top two of New York and Vegas, but they're right in that next mix. In terms of complete team, potentially contender, surprise teams, teams that are going to in theory should win a lot of games this year. So I think they had a really solid year. And then the big one was retaining Brown of Jones. And being able to core her and what if I heard for at least one more year, I think that's huge. And build around her. It'll look a lot different, but I think it was a good for agency. Just going to drop it. We don't need to talk, talk about them. They've got enough attention. New York and Vegas both got a pluses, top grades. I mean, Vegas to talk a little bit. Vegas added depth that they did not have. And New York added a superstar roster added to MVPs and arguably one of the best, if not best point guards and league history. So I feel like, yeah. I do think it's important to mention just because these teams have so much talent, doesn't necessarily mean it works. They're so much, especially with Vegas. For me, it's Vegas. I'm not as concerned about New York because I kind of just feel like that might naturally fit. We'll also stewy John quell and sloot have all played together. Yeah, that's a great they have experience. You know it works together. I've said it time and time again. And according to my trolls on Twitter, I'm a huge Vegas hater, which is not true for the record. I've actually loved watching Las Vegas last recent years, but I do think it is interesting, just from a dynamic perspective. This is an interesting team that seems like the I've said it a few times so far through free agency, but this is a team that's been really connected chemistry wise, then you've got kind of the drama with the deer can be situation and then now you're bringing in a player like Candace Parker, how does that look? Does this team mesh well? Maybe it's not a big deal at all. And it works out great.
"brie jones" Discussed on Winsidr WNBA Show
"Show. I'm excited. Free agency is always heated debate time, a time where everyone gets to put on the GM hat and really step into the role as a keyboard GM as they say, we did our grades before. A few things have happened since then. So, just so everybody knows, we did our mid free agency grades on February 9th. Now, a lot has happened since February 9th, so it only be right. If we discuss some of the moves and not even necessarily discuss some of the moves, but more so, did any of the moves move the needle to make a team's grade any different. So obviously there was the diamond to shields trade. Trade. I'm Rita mabry trade. Multiple trades going about. And then there was also, let's see, what are some other Brie Jones finally signs? Where I Jefferson, Shay petty, hansu, PG sine, Bantam signed, and atrocity, who else, rashon gray. Alicia Clark extension we should Clark extension or Alicia gray extension. That's a great extension, yeah. Neck of Google K finally assigned Sinéad signed MacDonald, got the team option, trying to think if there's anything, yeah, I think that was pretty much the biggest, I guess, Johannes officially signing with New York was a big one and then Cheyenne Parker also getting a contract extension where some big ones. I mean, those were kind of the biggest news in news. The biggest headlines since our last podcast about free agency and I'm curious for you, you know, but we can go, is there a team that stands out that you want to talk on first or do you just want to go down the list and we'll talk about if anything shifted? You were a little bit removed from it. So I think my first reaction is let's just go down the list and talk about it one by one and kind of just dive into it that way. Yeah, Atlanta before we gave a B minus. And honestly, migrating was very much hanging on the idea that Alicia Greg, you don't make that trade to get Alicia gray and give up that much asset unless you know you're getting a contract extension. I know there is reports going back and forth. It's officially official that she did extend. So for me, it just solidifies the B minus or the B that I already gave them. Anything changed for you? No, I mean, I had to be from the beginning. I definitely felt like that extension was going to happen. I don't feel like that trade would have happened if that wasn't the case. You know, had some solid pieces that were added, but nothing really that moves the needle too crazy. I personally am a fan of the D rob trade. Because of what it means just for the short term and from a veteran presence. So and again, we're talking about everything from right before free agency trade wise to up until this point. So I mean, it was a solid free agency. They made the solid steps, but obviously nothing groundbreaking. Yeah, took a couple steps, but nothing, you know, have skipped a jump. D.C., I gave a B minus and honestly, like I was very torn on that where to grade them in my mind. Just to be blunt, the only real signing that impacts their grade is Britney Sykes. There wasn't really much else that they did. And I'll say the same thing I said last time. They made their team that they made up for any losses they were going to get by losing Alicia Clark on defense. They did not solve any of the offensive issues. It's a B minus for me and I could have honestly gone with the seat. I feel like I just give bees out when I'm just kind of like meh. You know, like, I don't hate it, but I'm not excited. It's just kind of like meh. We've said this, it feels like for 5 years now. Literally nonstop. It really comes down to health. I personally was surprised that there wasn't more of a concerted effort to try and retain Alicia Clark. I don't feel like she ever really found her footing there because of the injury and so it may be maybe there's an effort just to try and get a little more youthful. But I don't know, you know? I can't hate on it too much, but I also can't love it. Exactly. Chicago, I know I gave them like a C plus because I viewed it as the world is falling around them and they were able to kind of create some sort of shelter so they weren't hit by debris. Marina, does that change it for me? Not a whole lot, honestly, because I think it's a good move. I know some people are saying they got fleeced for the amount of draft picks they gave up on that. But I look at it and I look at it from a very specifically this year. Did the team get that much better? I mean, yeah, but no, if that makes sense. So I guess I'm sticking with my C plus. I don't think it bumps it up. If anything, the loss of draft picks might drop it down to just a plain old C it's interesting to see the way people view this Chicago skies for agency, like the metric which they weigh it from. Is it from a coach's perspective? Is it from a GM perspective? I think therein lies the issue is you've got one man wearing both hats, who's probably in an internal battle with himself to begin with.
"brie jones" Discussed on Winsidr WNBA Show
"Agency. Now that we're kind of through the thick of it and you can talk a little more openly, you're able to kind of core, maintain Brie Jones, letitia Hyde man. We talked about ty Harris. I think you and I were talking about how much we just loved ty Harris and what she brings tip Hayes, Olivia Nelson dota. What are your just overall general thoughts? Cinnamon, going to as much detail as you want about just the free agency you guys just had and being able to put the pen to the paper of all the things you just talked about in the roster that you've built. Yeah, you know, it's a combination of things in, you know, I'm very thankful that I don't have to be a GM and have to worry about not just the combinations, but the numbers and all of that too. But one of the things I think is really important, particularly in Connecticut and what I feel like Connecticut has done a really good job of is have a balance of veterans of those midyear players who are in the year three, four, 5, and rookies. You know, it's a team, and I think it's really important that you develop the players that you draft so that you're not having to start over and rebuild in the draft. Like, this is really the first year that we've seen, you know, such movement such drastic movement in free agency. Typically, you build a WNBA team through the draft. And you're not getting mostly everybody could offer the same thing that everybody else could, right? And so it was like you're building your team and your franchise through the draft. And once they're done, you're rebuilding through the draft. And so for us, I wanted to make sure that number one, keeping Brianna Jones was huge. You know, she is a player who, you know, from the time I was covering her in college to the time that I took the job. It's just you're in awe of the way that she had continued to improve. And fly under the radar and be so successful. I mean, to be a most improved player to be a 6th player of the year to be an all star, and she hadn't really even been a cornerstone of anything that was going on in the organization on the court. And she's ready for that. She's ready to be that go to. And so to be able to keep her as really that centerpiece was huge. And she and Alicia Thomas play really, really well together. So that was big for us. You know, I think natisha heideman is one of the up and coming really, really good guards in our league. You know, she was playing, she was playing behind jazz Thomas, but she had gotten thrown into the fire and let a team to a championship game. You know, to the finals. And you know, I think for her, just to continue to grow and continue to get better, you know, she was the best three point shooter by percentage on the team. It was important to keep her because I think she's a good young talent that we can continue to develop. And I can not wait until breon January can work with her every day. And help her become an elite guard in our league. So keeping her was really important, you know, I think ty Harris has the potential to be a really good garden this league too. And she's been buried. You know, and hasn't really had much of an opportunity to blossom. And I think that she's ready. And, you know, oftentimes, and we see this a lot in the WNBA, and in our league, and we've saw it from the time this league of the league's inception, is sometimes it's just getting on the right team, like getting around the right people and you can just flourish. It's not always where you're drafted. It's then finding finding that next spot that fits. And I think ty has an opportunity to come in and to be really successful. I love the way that she can run a team. If you can be a point guard on a team that Don staley coaches, you know, you know that you're ready. You know that if the best point guard who ever played our game and dawn staley trust you, then we should trust you, right? And I think that ty Harris has the ability to run a team, you know, obviously she can play off the ball too and knock down shots. I think that that's going to be big for us. She can do some things defensively. I think she's an underrated defender. Really good in the two man game. And so I'm really looking forward to what she can bring. You know, Olivia Nelson a daughter is a young post player that I think can really develop in our system. And if you're going to play behind Brie Jones and Alyssa Thomas every day in practice, you're going to get better. I also like the fact that she played in a system at Connecticut that utilized their big to facilitate. And we will utilize our big to facilitate. She was a great passer in college. She was a great facilitator, and will utilize her in this way as well. And she can develop in our system and in our franchise and I think that she's got great great upside, great potential. And a great mind for the game. Now, I think Becca Allen is going to be big for us too. The ability to stretch the floor, be another long player. I mean, we haven't even talked about DB because obviously we're talking about free agency, but the ability to have the one of honor and Rebecca Allen, you know, on the wing or swing into the fore, if we need them to stretch the floor, is really going to help us.
"brie jones" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast
"To me, it just doesn't, it doesn't make as much as that. I think to flip it back to Dallas. What they're doing is they've created a team that they really like, I think. They brought in Natasha Howard this year, resigns here, Macau and, you know, they have Veronica Burton who had a nice rookie season and is going to be even better. And then they have satsu sabi and dime the shields. The dynamic between Enrique and diamond is going to be a little weird. I think diamond will shoot better from three, but that's not the fit, but it's not going to be how mabry and rique were. It's going to have to be a little different. Right. So that's going to take some time like you said at the beginning of talking all this. That's going to take a lot of adjustment. But then they have another three first round picks. This season, they have the picks coming up in the future. This franchise is set up to continue growing. And I always see people asking, what's the plan in Dallas? I think it's a fair question. And I wrote in my newsletter ball and ordered that subsector account. I wrote about I wrote about how it's kind of like, you know, I don't know, I don't know if you ever play two K but in two K, you know, when I get a new franchise, when I get a new franchise, I like immediately trade everyone. You know, I trade all my trade all the players for draft picks. I kept bringing guys that I want. I change up everything. And I want to have to do something in the video game. So I want to do another. Yeah, we learned deal. I think Greg bibb has kind of like had that mentality. It's like, hey, this move is good. I'm going to do it. And that's great for roster building. But at some point, they need to turn the corner into team building. And I think this has to be the year for them with you should travel as the head coach has to be the year for them with a recast or leader, it has to be the year that they start going from this, hey, they have a lot of talent to, okay, this team is ready to compete and win. I think this year they have enough talent to do so. So I like what Dallas is building personally. No, I like it. Again, you know, just to have the pieces to be able to build to continually build and add to, you know, who's around Enrique goomba Walla. I mean, it's her squad right now. And no shade to anybody else. But we all clutch performer on that team. And she wants those moments. So I love that for her too. To be able to own that role and to have that trust from Greg bibb and the coaching staff as well. Just to know that we're working to get pieces around you. I mean, if I'm a rique, I'm like, let's go, you know? Let's bring them because you know how she's built, right? She wants to win. So just to have that trust from everyone in the organization, I think, is a plus for her too. It's her team. That's her team. And they did lose Alicia gray. And to a certain extent, that wasn't their choice. I think Alicia, honestly, I don't know if her problem was with the franchise or the role. I think almost what the role because she's saying, I'm a better player than the touches you're giving me. Right. I don't disagree with her. So, and so losing Alicia is a big deal and I'm not trying to. Downplay that at all. She's a big deal. Losing Marina is a huge deal. Yeah. But I just think they're kind of built, they're built well now, and they have playoff experience. They have players that they can rely on, and they have a good base for playing good defense. And that's been a problem in Dallas, you know, they got their stuff together at the end of the last year, but they're going to have to really lock in on that end of the court this year. And I think they can. So shouts Dallas, I think it's a good move. There's a New York and Phoenix element to this. I don't feel like getting into the minutiae of it. There's a lot of stuff going on. It's more minor moves, more minor moves. I do want to talk about one more major move, even though we're going along. Yeah. Tiffany Hayes. To Connecticut. For the number 6 pick from Atlanta. I love that. I love that. I love that move. Yeah. I love that. I mean, Tiffany Hayes, I mean, you know, she had some injury issues. But I mean, her presence, we were talking about leadership too. Her presence as a leader is, I mean, that's what Connecticut needs right now, right? They've lost some pieces. Obviously, John called Jones and others, but I just think that that's a perfect fit for her. And Connecticut with Stephanie white being the head coach there in her first year with the sun. I just think that's going to be a great combo with having her there. And Brie Jones resigns. Actually for a little bit less than the max, which is interesting. But you look at this team. We're talking about we're talking about Chicago. This team is full of dogs. Thai Harris tip Hayes, the wanna bonner, Alyssa Thomas, Brianna Jones, that's what you're starting 5, you gotta teach a heideman come off the bench in the cloud and our girl coming off the bench. I think they're a little thin, but I'm looking at it and I wanted to do power rank is on this episode. We're not gonna have we're not gonna have a chance to do it. But I'm like, they're right in there. You know, I'd say that with them and them in Washington are really close to each other in terms of competing with those top two teams in New York and Las Vegas. Yeah, I think tip, I mean, it's really hard to lose someone like John Cole Jones and still stay good. Yeah. You know, you look at teams that lose superstars. They don't tend to stay in contention. Right. This team did that with this move. And I think they should be really, really excited for what tip brings to kinetic and she's honestly something they need. That outside in sort of player who can spot up a little bit, that's exactly what they need. I think it's going to be really good for them. Obviously they take a step back though. I'm not trying to say they tip haze and John Paul Jones the same thing. They stay pretty close to where they were. Absolutely. And they get, you know, Atlanta gets a number 6 pick out of that. And I think that's good for Atlanta. I'm super young team that's continuing to grow and get better. I thought they had a phenomenal season last year for the youth that they had on the floor most of the time. So I think at number 6 pick in exchange for Hayes is a good move for them on the other side too. Oh yeah. Oh yeah, for sure. I like it. I like that move actually. So that's a win win. That's a win win. We'll say it. It's a win win. And it's great for Tiffany Hayes. She had when she was 12 years at 2018. 2018, they make the semifinals. Yeah. She was incredible.