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"isabel harrison" Discussed on Winsidr WNBA Show
"Make sure you do it because we have a lot of really cool content there. A lot of exclusive content for now. We give betting information betting tips that's not behind the paywall. That's free for everyone at all star. It will be going behind the paywall. So cash in on free money now. But yeah, it's great content and definitely worth the subscription. We're going to go through the power ranking in a moment and I'm going to end my rant with one more rant and then I'll let Rachel start talking. I want to remind the people that wind insider is an outlet. The goal of creating one cider was to put together a team of people dedicated and passionate about the W does the whole team agree on every take that we have as individuals. No, that's not the point. The point is to grow the game there should be disagreements debates and arguments in a respectful way. And our job is to grow the league by giving a platform for these hardworking individuals to not only get eyes on them and hopefully move on to bigger and better roles, but also to show the variety of pinions. In covering the W and obviously, like I said, in a respectful way and in the context of the women's basketball world. So let's go down this WNBA power ranking according to the insider staff. It's been pretty fun to do these things throughout the years because I think often power rankings can be kind of skewed by well national media. But let's dive in, Rachel. I'm going to run down the list. I'm going to throw the list in your face so that you can see it. It's in the chat. Oh, she's got it. Okay, never mind. Got it. And then let's see if we agree. There's some things I agree with some things I don't agree with. Well, and just so people know, this is actually a fun exercise. I know you asked me if I wanted to do this and then it just didn't happen. So I'm actually not a part of these power rankings. At least this one. So this is kind of the first time I've had a fresh set of eyes on it. So I am glad to give you my opinion. Rachel, giving the biggest cop out before no. So let's start with the obvious ones, right? Number one, number two. Las Vegas aces. We've talked about this until the season begins until someone dethrones the best. I don't see how, unless there's a huge roster movement. I don't see how you can remove them from being number one. They just won the championship. They added Candice Parker and Alicia Clark. And Caleb George. And removed some players who weren't providing the most in minutes or stats. So obviously Vegas, then New York, the other super team that was formed this off season arguably was completely formed this off season. Then we moved down. And I'm just, you know what? I'm just going to run down the whole list and then we can kind of just discuss where what we disagree with and so on. Washington, Connecticut, Phoenix, Atlanta, LA, Dallas, Minnesota, Chicago, Indiana, and Seattle. If there is one team, Rachel, that you think is in the right spot, either too high or too low, which do you think it is? Is the question that I think how can they be in the right spot if I think they're too high sorry, sorry, wrong spot, wrong spot. Just initial reactions, I think Minnesota is a little high. A little high, having them at 9, I think, is really generous right now. I think Dallas at 8 seems a little bit low, but I do think the news with diamond missing, you know, majority of the season that we kind of heard about yesterday. I guess makes me not as not hated as much. I think let's see. I think Indiana at 11 is solid. I mean, I think you could argue from a respect standpoint and a tradition standpoint in the last few years. Seattle should go above them. I think that's pretty harsh. Heaven Seattle at 12. Very much agree. No, but Rachel, Juul Lloyd, as the young up and comer. Like, here's my thing. I'm gonna get some flatter for this. I got some, I'm gonna get some flack for this, Rachel, answer me this, is there a single player on Indiana? All right, I'll put it this way. If you could draft from the Seattle or the Indiana roster, who's the first player you're picking? I don't know, it's hard for me not to not to really consider a list of Smith. Fair, but I feel like jewel Lloyd is the obvious choice as of now. All star established veteran mamba mentality, I agree. I mean, you look at dual Lloyd and yes, it's hard for me to put an Alyssa. Smith above her. That's for sure. I agree. And that's just why, in my opinion, if I think there's seeing Seattle at 12th, just rubs me the wrong way. I agree with Dallas being below below LA, honestly. Sorry, I agree with you on those two should flip. Because here's my thing. Call me crazy. I feel like there's the timing also matters, right? Because Rachel, I know we agreed, when diamond shields got traded to Dallas, we both had many questions of how is that going to work? So for me, seeing diamond out while I agree she's a good player, I still have questions of the fit. So it's not like this huge you're losing in all star WNBA champion. This is going to destroy the team. It's not like a huge knock in my mind. That would move them a place or two. That's just my opinion. Yeah, and I love what LA's doing. I think they had a good off season. I think, you know, the new regime there, Kurt Miller, like it's going to get better. I mean, good lord, it can't possibly get any worse. But, you know, to have him at 7, I would flip flop Dallas. I'd put Dallas in that 6, 7 category, debatable with Atlanta. I mean, still a lot to be seen from Atlanta. You know, it's promising. It looks really good, but I kind of put Atlanta in Dallas in that same spot because of different circumstances like right in the middle of the pack. I think LA should drop below Dallas at this point. What do you think about Minnesota and Chicago, especially considering now granted, I will say this, the numbers were tabulated well before I shouldn't say well before. Soon before the preseason game and I know it's a preseason game is only so much and also this was based on before some of these cuts happen, granted, I don't think any of the cuts, you know, move anybody on, you know what I mean? Like, I don't think who was it? Alexis Morris being cut by Connecticut, dropped them from three to fourth or and I'm just using her as an example. Or as we've seen the last few days, I will say, I mean, just to put it out there, I'm very surprised Chicago's final roster and the cutting of piano trailer. I mean, again, if we're just looking at pure rookies, that one was very surprising to me. There's a lot of question marks with Chicago just with it being such a brand new team. Sorry to cut you off. No, you're good. I don't know, yeah, I mean, I don't know. I guess I can see the logic of Minnesota kind of keeping a core together, being more consistent than a Chicago. I just think Chicago has more talent. So I would flip flop Minnesota and Chicago. But back to your point, no, I don't see any cut that's like complete game changer. The biggest news in my opinion is diamond missing time with Dallas. That's been the biggest blow that affects a team early on that we've seen. Fair, I would say the Isabel Harrison injury definitely impacts Chicago luckily happily. This has not been an off season of injury, right? We've had that historically. There's almost always, maybe I shouldn't have said that. I just feel like historically, at least over the last like 5 or so years. It's not just stewie. It's not just Alyssa Thomas. There's other people also that just like during the off season have gotten overseas injuries that have impacted whatever of the W the opening weekend, all of that. I think in general, the really interesting thing for me is kind of talking to different people in the W space, whether it's media, whether it's players, coaches, people in the know my dear friend, Rachel Gallagher. I think the interesting aspect for one of the interesting aspects is when you look at
"isabel harrison" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast
"Continue. All right, so I want to talk some WNBA free agency. Yes. Start with the massive trade that brought Marina mabry to the Chicago sky. This one's a doozy folks. And so, essentially, for Chicago, they gave up their day gave up the next three years. Three years. Oh no. Three first round picks. Essentially three first one. So they gave up their number 5 pick in this year's draft. Their first, their first rounder full stop next year. In the draft that could have page backers, Cameron Brown everybody. Everyone. It's going to be in that draft. Everybody, yeah. And a swap a pick swap between Dallas and Chicago in 2025 and looking at it right now. You kind of say that Dallas would take that swap. So then Chicago would have a first round pick and just be lower than what they would have if they just went on their own. Way there. And then there's a 14 trade. There's just so much stuff going on, but we have to talk about it from each team's perspective because not going to get too complicated. They also give up like a bunch of second round picks and stuff too. So sure. Marina may breed to be on this team with copper and I gotta say I really, really, really don't like it for Chicago. Not the statement against Maria mabry. She was a restrictive free agent, though. They didn't have to do this. They could have just signed her to a max offer sheet, which is what she got anyway. She got the max. And saw if Dallas would match it. And I'm looking at Dallas's books, I'm saying, they're not going to match it. They're not going to do that because they have too much their books are loaded. They have too much going on in the future for them to say, you know, we're going to match that max contract from random Avery. Right. So to give up all of that for the right to sign the player that you could have signed without giving up those draft picks. Again, in what projects to be one of the best drafts we see in recent memory. Right. Is very, very, very questionable to me. That's a big move, I mean, you know, like you said, a restricted free agent. So I mean, we don't know the inner workings and the business decisions that are made because of finances and sell your cap and all that. And that's being speculative. However, we're not privy to all that. So for her to be moved and all the picks, that to me, I mean, that's a major, major move in that way, because of the big drop classes, especially for next year. Yeah. I mean, that's rolling the day in a major way to say the least. To say the least, right? Chips in the middle. That's going all in. Push them all to yeah, man. Push them all to the middle. But in terms of schematics, that's going to take some time to, I mean, for both teams, right? To adjust in the absence of neighboring and the addition of maybe, right? But I think in Chicago, it's going to be interesting. Like all the teams this year with all, you know, there's a lot of new faces across the board. I think it's going to be really interesting to see how teams mesh and not just how they match but how soon, how quick. It's going to be for a lot of these teams to get acclimated to one another and get the rhythm and flow with one another because that's what it really takes, right? Starting on the defensive end, I always say, you know, people talk about chemistry being offensive all the time. No, it's defensive too. Like you have to make sure that you are in sync with the reads. The philosophy of the coach, how are you going to cover pick and rolls and go screens and all that stuff? You have to be on the same page with that. So that'll be interesting. But on the offensive side, I think there'll be some adjustments too. I mean, maybe he's a dog. She's going to come after you. And she's going to be looking for those three balls. I don't know. I think it's going to be fun to watch and see how that iron's out, but I mean, I don't dislike it. I am intrigued. So I don't know if that is a good answer, but. I want to clarify. I love Chicago getting Marina mabry. Okay, I love it. I love the move. The max contract, honestly, I don't think it's never paid. I think that's fine. Okay. So the contract itself and the move itself, fine. Just the trade of giving up of going all in for maybe on a team that honestly at this point, I'm looking at it, I'm still saying they're out of the playoffs on paper. I don't think they're as good as a lot of as the top 8 teams in this in this league because you look at their starting lineup and it's maybe copper, Courtney Williams, dog, I'm going to read the top 6 players on who's going to start. Okay. So it may breed copper, Courtney, Williams, dog. Isabel Harrison, dog. Elizabeth Williams dog. Rebecca Gardner, dog. Dog. It's not like that.