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"walker kimbrough" Discussed on Winsidr WNBA Show

Winsidr WNBA Show

03:25 min | 3 months ago

"walker kimbrough" Discussed on Winsidr WNBA Show

"The season that maybe she thinks too much out there and she has to just kind of simplify her game a little bit. So can myisha Heinz Allen find some per scoring punch. We know that you can defend, but she helps stretch the floor. She can shoot the three, but she can also attack off the dribble and get downhill really quickly. So can my shines out and provide the 8 9 ten 11 points off the bench to help this team score and get out of offensive funks. And I think satori walker kimbrough does a little bit of everything. She can steal the ball, she can rebound. She can score. Her three point shooting has been a little bit down this year. But I think in these big games, I think it's going to be key for her to hopefully find that and be able to help also offset some of the scoring of the starters that they don't have to carry the load the entire game. So I think those two for sure would be key for me. I think the interesting aspect is both these teams are one of the many interesting aspects. Both of these teams like really roll on vibes, right? Like a big play on one end to a cool transition bucket or to a cool feed to a big shot by satori or something. Like these teams so quickly can hit that switch and on the sense of like it's like a mental thing like maybe we saw from Chicago last year come playoff times where it was like, all right, we need to take this shit seriously. But in the sense of like one cool play can ignite both these teams to go on a 15 O run and that's what makes them so scary is that you never know who you're getting from either of them. All right, well this is where it gets hard, Matt. Predictions. I, as I've said, I've been going storm two to one storm two to one. When it comes down to it, you know what? I'm going to have to flip on my flip the script a little bit. I think somehow Washington steals one in Seattle. And I'm going to go Washington two to one. They win at home. I've not in a long time pick D.C.. To win a series, especially I've never picked EC to win a series against Seattle, but here's my thing. I pick coach T for coach of the year. This is where he's going to make me look smart. And it's not a bad call. I think as you've gotten closer to the series, a lot of people have been switching their pick from the storm to the mystics. I mean, look, I've spent several days now porn through some of these numbers and hunter and I had a conversation who's the storm beat reporter in him and I have been talking a lot about it and I'm going to have to stick with my pick from the preview article we wrote and I'm going to say storm in three. I think the my mistakes are actually going to come out a lot of the same way that the liberty came out last night against the sky. Come out on the road, take the crowd out of it and play a really, almost perfect flawless game. And steal that first game. I think Seattle is not going to allow it to happen on their own home court. And I think CL takes game two. And I think they end up writing that momentum into game three in D.C.. You talked about it, that the D.C. crowd, you know, it's a good crowd, but it's not like a Seattle crowd, especially with it being super final run here. And so I think Seattle and three is the call here. It's tough. And I wouldn't be surprised if Washington takes that game three, but this series is for sure going through, but I'm saying Seattle in three. I love it. Just a reminder, we're doing the playback tonight, game starts at 8, then we got

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"walker kimbrough" Discussed on Winsidr WNBA Show

Winsidr WNBA Show

06:49 min | 3 months ago

"walker kimbrough" Discussed on Winsidr WNBA Show

"I wouldn't say it's the biggest piece for me, the biggest piece to watch is the Seattle bench. They only get about 12 minutes a game and really the interesting thing is when there are two or more bench players out there in any lineup, the average net rating is negative 7.1, which is not good. So when you have one bench player because as a MacBook comes off the bench now or preempt January or pivot prints, one of them that goes out there, not a problem. But when you put two bench players out there together with other three starters, now you have problems. And that's something that Washington can take advantage of because they're depth is built to be able to take advantage of that. So for me, if Washington's ability to perform offensively is there, which is a big if, because they also can get really one dimensional with Elena dalada. But if manisha hides out and story walker kimbrough and Elizabeth Williams and Tiana Hawkins, if she's able to play, can actually step up. I think Washington's depth and their bench can outshine seattles. And I think that's where Washington can really find that advantage. Yeah, honestly, like going into this, I'm not gonna lie on every podcast that I've done so far. I've said Seattle in two. Now, that I'm slowly, as we talk about it, the more I game plan this out and I always say until the first, the first game of the series starts, I think you can flip flops, which and doci do whatever you want to do. Your decision, your pick, your prediction. I'm slowly the more we talk about it, the more we dive into it and think about it, the more I'm leaning towards Washington, Washington has the tools to win this. I think I've been trying to not be such a hater in these episodes. I'm trying to show love. But I think when I kind of look at it in the classic playoff different topics, right? Offensively, which team has the nod, defensively, obviously, the mystics have the not. I would give the offensive nod probably to the storm. The coaching nod in my mind goes to the mystics. I'm withholding Noelle Quinn commentary right now. But hope Chapman, a super poke Chapman was the interim, if you call it that the stand in, whatever you call it, head coach for a few of those games that we saw this team really shine in step through. So read through the lines on what I'm saying there. But I think the more I look at this team, the more I get excited about what you're talking about, the depth of D.C. has been strong, but underwhelming. And I say that in the sense of like, I'm not looking at going, wow, she's blown up. In the same sense of, after the championship year, when we looked at Tiana Hawkins, when we looked at satori, we thought, okay, these players are ready to take that next step in their career. And I think we've seen so far since that's happened. That's not true. But they still are super powerful bench players. The key matchups in my mind, because we know stewie is going to get hers, right? It's not shutting down stewie. Shakira is not shutting down stewie. And Tina is probably going to get her eaten too. For me, it boils down to what can the combo of Atkins Clark and cloud. Do to impact and disrupt suburb and jewel Lloyd. Like right there, that's the important thing to me. Sue bird might not be offensively impacting this game, like in the stat sheet way. She's going to find ways to impact that game. What can Natasha cloud? Hey, you want to be first team all defense? Go up against one of the greats. If not the greatest point guard in league history, obviously pastor prime, but whatever. Juul Lloyd is that offensive threat that puts Seattle in a position to win games. And not just be carried by Brianna Stewart. You know what? Alicia Clark. And Ariel Atkins, you need to find ways to get her face and shut her down and also Alicia Clark. You've been here before with this team. You know what Sue bird is going to do. I think there's a quote I saw, maybe it came out from you about suburb basically saying that Alicia Clark knew the plays that they were calling in late game situations. Right. Because she'd been there for so long. That is a huge, huge advantage, especially for an evil mastermind like coach T yeah, it's going to be a really fun 5 on 5 of these starters to go up against one another. And I think that there's a big key here is can aerial act can slow down jewel Lloyd. If Julio and gets hot, how can you shut her down? Can Natasha cloud slow down super's ability to facilitate? Because suburb has really gone off in the assists, obviously she's one of the, if not the greatest assist master of all time. Can she slow her down? Can't you slow down that facilitation? What can Alicia Clark do if she's not scoring? Can she lock down defense? Can she help bring some of those intangibles in some of the knowledge? You know, it's interesting because coach DO's talking within the other day. And he was saying how in the matchup of Brianna Stewart and Elena delle donne, so sometimes they can cancel each other out. And you're never going to slow down one or the other. But how can you make them uncomfortable? That's one of his favorite words. How do you make Brianna Stewart uncomfortable? And in the preview that hunter and I wrote up, we talked about how basically the same equation, you have to be physical with both of them. You have to get up underneath and you have to move them off their spots. You have to be physical with them early and get them uncomfortable. And so let's just say that those two can sort of quote unquote slow each other down and cancel each other out. What can the others do? What can everyone else do to step up? And I think it's really going to be interesting to see not just from the starters, but what kind of contributions are there going to be? Because you said it, the storm have a better offense. And if they're going to click like they were the last 6 games of the regular season, that's great. But what can Washington do? Well, they have a lindala. Awesome. But what if she's taken out? What if she's slow? What if she's not shooting well? Like she was against the sparks at the end of the season. Who else is going to step off this offense has been few and far between in terms of who else is going to help score and they are so inconsistent. When they're locked in, they're going to score 85 90 95 points a game and everyone is getting. Everyone is getting. Everyone's getting some. Everybody eats, that's when Natasha caught us at all season. But when they're not, who else is going to be able to help out? And that's going to be a really key piece for me is that it's not just Alicia Clark, Atkins and cloud. But can myisha hide out and can't support what can they help with some of these scoring off the bench where Seattle doesn't necessarily have that. To help wear some of the stars in the or may not be able to score. I think what you're saying excuse me for translating for us less intelligent basketball minds is that yes, superstars can get you to the promised land, but in this matchup, there's so many superstars you need a role player to step up to be that person who takes a team over the top. I want to remind everyone who's been listening to join us for an ex watch party.

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"walker kimbrough" Discussed on But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

05:31 min | 5 months ago

"walker kimbrough" Discussed on But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

"And being respected for what we bring to the table. I will my name's Lucy and I'm 8 years old from Oregon and my question is how is basketball fun? Thank you bye. We asked shiratori walker kimbrough Lucy's question. For me, basketball is super fun when well, for me, I love it here in Washington, D.C. because I love my teammates. They're like my sisters. So I'm having so much fun. It's like having my best friends out there and we're laughing and we're having fun because we all love it. We all love the game. We all love getting better. And we all love beating people too. So that's always fun as well. And here's assistant coach Eric Tebow. Why is basketball fun? Well, you get to be on a team. That's the best part. If you're having a bad day, there's other people that can help you have a good day. And some days you need to help them out. When they're struggling a little bit, and you get to be competitive and get exercise, we play in a great arena here with a big crowd on top of the court, but you can play basketball anywhere. You can pick up a ball and you don't even need a hoop. You can work on your dribbling. Or if you have a friend, you can play one on one or work on your passing. So you can play basketball anywhere. One of the other things that I love about basketball is first of all, there are a lot of different people who have the chance to score and in some sports not everybody gets to score and not everybody scores a lot in basketball, but a lot of the players on the court at the same time have a chance to score and there's nothing that feels better than that swish when the ball goes in. That's true. That is the best feeling. It's the best sound in the world. It's a basketball switching through the net, but not only can everybody score but anybody can make an assist and I used to say an assist is great because it makes two people happy at the score and the passer. And three counting the coach. Well, I'm convinced basketball is super fun to play and you really can play it anywhere you can find a net or make one. And you know what? You don't have to be the star player to be involved in professional sports. There are many different ways you can be part of the bigger team that makes pro sports happen. For example, Alison Macaulay, who works on the business side of things, she's super important to making sure the mystics are successful. Yeah, there's probably more jobs in sports that are not the players themselves. And so we think about it in two parts of our business. So one is the basketball side. And on the basketball side, in addition to the players, we have coaches. We have athletic trainers. We have doctors, physical therapists. We have people who work the games themselves. They're sitting at that really long table on the court called the scores table. And they're doing everything from keeping the score for the game and running statistics and running the lights and all those kinds of things. Behind the scenes, there's a whole bunch of people who specialize in math and the analytics of basketball and they're using that to help our players get better. So they're sort of crunching all the numbers. And so we have people who are really into the math side and the data science side and technology. There's a lot of cameras if you're around our practice facility, we have cameras everywhere. We're filming. How our players perform both in practice and on the court and we're analyzing those kinds of things. On my side of the business on the business side, we have a whole host of people who are working on it. So we have people who sell tickets and are responsible for bringing fans to the game. We have people who do all of the marketing. So anytime you see a poster or a logo, that's all coming out of our marketing team. We have a whole group of people who are responsible for content and they're producing that content for social media and for websites and for broadcast television. We have folks who run this facility itself. So everything that it takes to run a big building. So that whole team is called our facilities team. So what we call our front office, which is all the people who are not basketball players, that group is quite large. And those are just some of the jobs connected to the mystics. Maybe one day you'll have a job in some aspect of professional sports. There are a ton of ways you can be involved in sports, even if playing isn't really your thing. But let's leave it there for now, so we can go out and play. We want to thank Alison Macaulay, who you heard from last there, and her son Kieran. Kieran is a big fan of but why, and that's what gave Alison the idea to see if we'd be interested in having the mystics answer your questions. So thanks, Kieran and Allison. And thank you to the Washington mystics players and staff for letting us come to a game and then pepper them with all of our questions. Those of you listening now, what's your question? If you have a question about anything or a suggestion for where we should travel next, send it to us. You can have an adult help you record your question using a smartphone. Tell us your first name, where you live and how old you are, and then send the file to questions at but why kids dot org. Our show is produced by Vermont public radio and distributed by PRX. It's made by melody bodet and me, Jane lintel. And we had help this week from Marlon Hyde. Our theme music is by Luke Reynolds, and we'll be back in two weeks with an all new episode..

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"walker kimbrough" Discussed on But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

06:55 min | 5 months ago

"walker kimbrough" Discussed on But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

"Basketball called M NBA? It should be called the men's NBA. But I think just because the NBA came first, that's the only reason it's like that. I think if they came at the same time, we would have the momentum being a woman simply. That's Elizabeth Williams. She's been playing basketball since she was 9 years old. I asked Elizabeth to help us understand a kind of deeper question about girls in sports that a lot of you are thinking about. My name is Sophie and I'm 9 years old and I'm from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and my question is, why do people think that sports are for boys and not girls? Thank you bye. I think people think sports are for boys and not for girls because most of the sports they see on TV are with boys. And so as we start seeing more and more girls and women on TV, people will understand that girls and women can play sports too. Natasha cloud, point guard for the Washington mystics. And I'm a big goofy kid from Bruno off Pennsylvania. I think that people think sports are for boys and not for girls. Because of how it's always been years and years ago, only men were allowed to play or boys were allowed to play. Girls weren't expected to do that. But we have a lot of really cool women have changed that perspective and that image and we have fought for where we are now and we have so much further to fight to progress us forward and move us forward. But my hope is that young girls can look at us, they can look at all these professional leagues around not only our country but around the world and see themselves and understand that we are fighting for them. We are fighting for them to be that this can be their future. And that they can be the best versions of themselves as athletes. Some of you are already basketball players striving for that kind of respect. 11 year old nava lives in Chicago. She sent us a bunch of questions by email, including this one. Do you ever get hated on because you're a girl playing basketball? Natasha cloud says she does. All the time. All the time. So for me, it's just, you know, continuing to break that mold. And continuing to do what I do and continue to voice respect in women's sports, not only for us and basketball, but across the board. So there's always going to be haters regardless of if it's in basketball, if it's in life, it's in friendships, whatever. There's always going to be some hate, you can't make everyone happy, but just remain in confident and who you are, valuing yourself, understanding your worth. Elizabeth Williams says she faces some negativity too. Yes, I do get hated on for being a girl playing basketball. I try not to think about it too much because at the end of the day, I'm still an athlete. I still have fun and it's a game for everybody. Nava is also wondering if the mystics players have any advice for overcoming challenges and continuing to play even when you're tired. Here's Elizabeth Williams. My motivation is almost always my teammates. I want to push myself for them. I want our team to be successful and I can push through anything I'm going through for them. Hi, my name is August. I'm ten years old, I live in New Orleans, Louisiana. My question is, how much can an injury affect your career as a professional sports player? Here's to Torrey walker kimbrough on that. It can affect it a lot. Or can not affect it at all. You know, sometimes it depends on the injury, but I know, for me, knock on wood, I never had any, I never had any serious injuries, but I know it's really big on the mindset. Two people may have the same injury, but 1 may come back and be better and the other person may not be able to play basketball ever again. So it depends on the injury and it depends on the person as well. My name is Zoe. I come from Menlo Park, California, and I'm 6 years old. My question is, are you nervous before basketball game? Elizabeth Williams took a crack at that one. I am usually nervous before every game, but it's not necessarily a bad thing because it means that you care. So many of you just wanted to know what it's like to be a professional athlete. And I don't blame you. I want to know too. Hi, my name is Avery, and I live in New York. And I'm 7 years old, and my question is, how does it feel to travel all those different places? Is it fun? Yes, I played all over the world. And I love it. I love learning about new cultures playing with teammates who also come from different cultures is really a cool thing about basketball brings people together from all over. That was Elizabeth Williams, and here's chitauri walker kimbrough. It's a blessing. I love it. Just learning different styles of basketball because there's so many different ways to play. How we play in America isn't how people play in Europe or how people play in Australia. And so for me, I like to go and I like to travel and learn different ways to play like in Europe or Russia and then bring it back in add it to my game here in America and like some people are like, oh, where'd you get down from? Or where did you learn that from? And that's how you know basketball keeps growing when you can add things to it. My name is Micah. I live in Seattle, Washington. I'm 9 years old. My question is, was it like to play professional sports in a big, busy city? My name is holiday. I'm 8 years old. I live in Washington state and my question is, what is it like to be competing in a professional league? Natasha cloud says it's been amazing. Basketball has been a true blessing to my life. I've been able to receive a college degree from it. I've been able to travel around the world, create really strong friendships and bonds. And to be able to provide for my family at the end of the day through this game of basketball as a blessing in itself. So, but to play in D.C., I've been in D.C. my entire career. I was drafted here. I've won a championship here, I've been here 8 years, and to be in the most powerful city in the entire world and be able to play and put on Washington across my chest. It means the world to me. Understanding the impact that we can have, we're much more than basketball players and understanding the platform that we have, the platform that we have to create, change, create hard dialogs that need to be had in this city of D.C.. And then our fans, our fans are amazing from the time that I came in in 2015. So now, in 2015, I will walk around the street. No one would know who I was. Now in 2022, everyone. That's cloud 9. That's the mystics gonna miss sticks. And I think that's a beautiful thing of not only being appreciated and respected for what you do for the city, but also that progressing women in sports forward.

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"walker kimbrough" Discussed on But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

07:39 min | 5 months ago

"walker kimbrough" Discussed on But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

"Is how to best girls get their color. Most basketballs are orange and the NBA basketball is kind of all orange. And the WNBA basketball is orange and white. What's going on with all the colors? It's actually a really interesting story. So when the WNBA was first started, it was an outgrowth from the NBA, which is the men's league. And it was really important at the time that we made sure that women were seen as athletes. And so their uniforms needed to be the same as the men's and the court needed to be the same as the men's and the basket. But what we did want to do was kind of create some differentiation between the game and the commissioner of the NBA at the time, David stern said, maybe we could do something with the basketball. And so they had the idea to turn the basketball two colors. So it's orange and oatmeal. We call the white color oatmeal. And it's really distinctive. So when you see that orange and oatmeal ball, you know that you're watching a WNBA game. But all of the basketballs, no matter what size they are or what their colors are, have these black lines on them. And I can't quite totally describe it, but the lines kind of go around the basketball. And we do have a couple of questions from kids who want to know why do basketballs have lines. Hi, my name is Wyatt. And I'm 5 years old. I'm from Essex stumps. Am I in a wondering why basketballs have those little black lines? Hi, my name is Erin. I'm living Huntsville, Alabama. Why do basketballs have lines on them? I don't know why that started off, but today we think about the basketball in segments, and there are actually 8 different segments that are differentiated by those lines. And the shape of the ball and the material of the ball and those segments are all designed to help players get a better grip on the ball and to control the ball as they're passing or as they're shooting. And so people smarter than me who work on creating sports equipment realize that creating that segmentation on the ball created a better opportunity for players to control the ball. Hi. My name is Brooke. I am ten years old and you can see in my question is if you want to play basketball, do you have to be a certain height? My name is Gus. I'm 5 years old. I live in Medford, Massachusetts, and I say my question. And my question is, do basketball players have to be tall? You do not have to be tall. You do not have to be tall. You can be tall. You could be sure you can be skinny. You can be a little thicker and that's the beauty of it. There's so many different ways to play the game of basketball. So anybody can play. You don't have to be told to play basketball, but I am pretty tall. I'm 6 three. That was chitauri walker kimbrough, followed by another player, Elizabeth Williams. And here's assistant coach Eric Tebow. There's enough examples of people that are not big that can make it in basketball and we've on our team have a 5 foot four Japanese point guard who doesn't speak English and because she loves the game and has worked really hard. She can make it just like somebody who's a foot taller. That 5 foot four player, her name is Rui machida, and I bet you can guess what she's going to say about whether or not you have to be tall. No. Rui just moved to the United States from Japan to play for the mystics, and she doesn't speak a lot of English yet. Rui has a person called a translator to help her out. He speaks Japanese and English, and he's also been a basketball coach. His name is mikita Takeda, and he makes sure Rui understands what her coaches and teammates and reporters like me are saying, and that they understand what she wants to say to them. Here's how Rui with help from miki answered the question about why you don't need to be tall. She said, no. And then obviously, even if you're short, you can play really well in WNBA and you can play better on basketball. So don't give out your dream and you just keep up your what you do in basketball. But you know, you can't just call up a team like the Washington mystics and say, hey, I'd like to play for you. Save me a spot and get put on the team. I'm Emma and I live in North Carolina. Basketball players just sign up or do they under job and why? No, you definitely have to earn your job. Whether you play it in college or overseas, there are coaches that look for you. And then you also have a training camp or try out sort of where coaches can decide if you make the team. My name is Elizabeth Williams. I play center for the Washington mystics of the WNBA. The players on the mystics and the other WNBA teams in the league are some of the very best basketball players in the whole world. And it's a big deal to get picked to play for one of these teams. Coming up, we'll find out what it's like to be a professional athlete. But first, here's a message for the adults who are listening. Support comes from Shopify. It's the sound of another sale on Shopify, Shopify gives entrepreneurs the resources once reserved for big business. So upstarts, startups, and established businesses alike can sell everywhere, synchronize online and in person sales and effortlessly stay informed, gain insights as you grow with detailed reporting of conversion rates, profit margins, and beyond. This is possibility, powered by Shopify, go to Shopify dot com slash PRX, all lower case for a free 14 day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features, grow your business with Shopify today, go to Shopify dot com slash PRX right now. Shopify dot com slash PRX. But why has support from oak meadow? How is school going this year? If the answer is not great, maybe it's time to rediscover the joy of learning. Oak meadow provides student centered homeschooling curriculum and teacher support a distance learning for K through 12. To learn how homeschooling can work for your family, visit oak, meadow, dot com. This is but why a podcast for curious kids. I'm Jane lindholm. And today we're talking basketball with some of the best players in the world. They're all members of the Washington mystics, a WNBA team in Washington, D.C.. WNBA stands for the women's National Basketball Association. All the players in this league are women. And a lot of you had questions about why the women play in a different league. Hi, my name is max. I am 8 years old. And I live in Brookline, Massachusetts, and my question is, why is there an all men's team on all women's team and professional sports? Hi, my name is anisha. And I'm 9 years old and I live in Atlanta, Georgia and I want to know why woman's basketball why it's called WNBA and.

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"walker kimbrough" Discussed on But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

08:16 min | 5 months ago

"walker kimbrough" Discussed on But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

"From Vermont public radio. I'm Jane lindholm, and that is not our theme music. That's music and sound from a special event I went to a few weeks ago to report this episode. That's the guy who does the arena announcements for one of the very top sports teams in the country. Maybe you could make out what he was saying and you've already guessed what team it is. The Washington mystics, a basketball team that plays in a league called the WNBA. Only the very best basketball players in the whole country and sometimes the world play in this league. Come on. And today, those sports superstars are going to answer the questions you've sent us about basketball and what it's like to be a professional athlete. Have you ever been to a basketball game? The game I got to watch was between the Washington mystics, who won the whole championship in 2019, and the Chicago sky, who won the championship last year. Because we'd been invited by the mystics, and I was in their home arena with their hometown crowd, I was rooting for Washington. But Chicago dominated the game. Not only were more of their shots going in, but they did a really good job on defense, shutting down the mystics and winning the game decisively. 73. Watching a big professional game like that is exciting, both on and off the court. Sometimes it's even hard to concentrate on the game, because all the fans around you are cheering. When there's a break between periods, there was a kid's dance troupe that came out and performed for the crowd. At one point, there were people hurling t-shirts up into the crowd, music played almost constantly. There were flashing lights and videos up on a big screen, and there was plenty of food and drinks to eat during the game. It's a whole scene. But I was there for the basketball. So the next day I went back to the arena where the mystics play, but headed to a different court, the one where they practice. That's right. Even professionals have to practice. When I got there, assistant coach Eric Tebow and other members of the coaching staff were running drills with the team. They had already spent some time watching the video of the previous day's game to see where they made mistakes where they played really well, and how they could do things differently to be better in the next game. Teams also watch videos of the other teams they're about to play, so they can start to get a sense of how they can target their next opponents. After they were done practicing, some of the players were nice enough to come talk to me and answer the questions you sent us. So should we get to them? My name is Tori walker kimbrough. I'll play for the Washington mystics. I'm a shooting guard. I like to bring aggression on defense. I like to score. I like to facilitate, meaning make players around me better and be a team player. I like to bring energy as well and I like to have fun. Sure Tori walker kimbrough is going to help us out with a little overview of the game. In case you've never played before. The game of basketball, there's two baskets. And there's a ball, and then there's two teams, 5 players on each team. And the object is to score as many baskets in the opponent's basket. As you can. And try not to let the other team score in your basket. So you have to defend your basket and you have to score any other team's basket. Hi, I'm sai, I'm 11 years old, I'm from bright Ireland in my question is, who invented basketball? Thank you. How is basketball invented? Thanks for those questions sivan Gabriel. The person who gets credit for inventing basketball is a man named James Naismith. He was a gym teacher at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891. That's more than a 130 years ago. Historians say he made up the game and wrote the original rulebook. The basketball Hall of Fame is now located in Springfield where the game was invented. My name is Karen and I'm 5 years old and I live in North Bethesda Maryland and my first student is why is there a hoop instead of a basket? Back when Naismith invented the game, apparently he asked a janitor to get him two boxes that he could hoist up high to use as the targets players would aim for when they wanted to score a point. But instead of boxes, he was given two baskets, and voila. Basketball. In the early days, people had to climb up on a ladder to get the balls out of the baskets after someone scored. Or use a pole or some other tool to get the ball out. But then they wisely started cutting the bottoms off to let the balls fall through. These days, the baskets are made of a metal rim or hoop with a woven cloth net, still open at the bottom, attached to it. So that's why basketball is sometimes referred to as hoops. Now, if you've ever played basketball, you already know another key part of the game. If you have the basketball in your possession, you can't just run down the court holding the ball. You can pass it, of course, but if you want to walk or run with the ball, you have to bounce it up and down as you go. That's called dribbling. And once you stop dribbling, you can't move your feet anymore, so you have to either shoot or pass the ball. So it's really important in basketball to know how to dribble well. It's also pretty hard, especially when you're just getting started. Right now I'm just dribbling a basketball. My hand stays on top of the ball. And I kind of just push it down and it comes back up. It's bouncing it and keeping your hand on top of the ball. Yeah, that's how you drove a basketball. When you start to do it and you're running, that's a lot harder. And when somebody's chasing you or in front of you and trying to get the ball away, how do you protect the ball? I kind of keep my body in between the ball and the person to protect it using my body, but also keeping my head up so that I can see my defender. And I can see my other teammates that are open. Hello, my name is Graham. I am from Salt Lake City. I am 6 years old. And my question is, why do basketballs bounce? Basketball's bounce because when you push them toward the ground and then they hit the ground, the ground actually puts an equal force back into the ball, and that energy has to go somewhere. If the ball was made out of silly putty or Jell-O, it would just ooze out and jiggle on the floor to spread that energy out. But because the ball is made of an elastic material, it springs back into place and bounces up from the ground. Hi, my name is Katie. I am 9 years old, and I live in calico, New York, and my question is, why do balls spin when you bounce them? Balls don't always spin when you bounce them. Some are designed for spinning, like a football, but making the ball spin or not spin depends on what you're doing with your hand or a racket or a bat or whatever it is you're using to move the ball. Sometimes you want a lot of spin and sometimes you don't. So if the ball is spinning in a way you don't want it to, Katie, you have to keep practicing and get a good coach to help you see how to change what you're doing with your hands. My name is ala and I'm 6 years old and I live in Vancouver BC and my question is, how many basketballs does the team have? We have a lot of basketballs. That's Allison Macaulay. She's not a player or a coach. She helps run the business side of things for the Washington mystics. There's probably about 50 basketballs that are available to the players who are practicing. And we have WNBA basketballs, but we also have NBA basketballs, and we have weighted basketballs, which are extra heavy, but help you as you're trying to practice more. There's probably a basketball, and every office, so we sign basketballs, and we save them as mementos, so in addition to the ones we're playing, they're kind of everywhere. So I would hazard to guess that we probably have like a hundred to 200 basketballs just right here in this facility. Hi, my name is Molly, and I'm four years old and I live in Detroit and my weekend.

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"walker kimbrough" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

04:13 min | 7 months ago

"walker kimbrough" Discussed on WTOP

"Anyone tougher than that guy so we all hope he's fine I just talked to him I think they'll be all right So he's scary seeing biggie go down and lay on the ice but there's anyone I would imagine would be on this any more time than he needs to be The nationals have a much needed day off to figure out how to end this 5 game sliding which they've been outscored 39 to 11 The Giants 12 three route of the Nats completes their first series sweep here in Washington since 2008 the Orioles fought their way back from a 6 run deficit in LA only to lose to the angels 7 6 on a bases loaded walk that stopped the O's from completing a three game sweep Baltimore returns east for a three game series in New York against the Yankees starting at 7 O 5 The mystics pre season opener in Atlanta was an 88 69 loss to the dream Walker kimbrough led the sticks with 13 points all in the first half and rookie Shakira Austin had game highs with 12 rebounds in 6 blocks in 23 minutes Rob woodfork WTO sports The top stories were following for you today on WTO P top U.S. officials have announced new military aid and diplomatic support for Ukraine after they met with Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky in Kyiv on Sunday The aid will include more than $300 million in foreign military financing and a $165 million sale of ammunition Police body camera footage is under review after D.C. police shot and killed a woman on crit and street in petworth This past weekend According to the police report officers found 42 year old Erica Graham dressed in a special police officer uniform striking a handgun against the door frame of a home Police tell WTO Graham wooden drop the gun and pointed it toward officers A memorial service was held Sunday at bullis school in Potomac for to remember Dwayne Haskins The former commanders and steelers quarterback went to school there He died April 9th after being hit by a truck on a South Florida highway he was 24 years old Stay with WTO for more information on the stories It's one 48 Traffic and weather on the 8s Here's Carlos Ramirez in the WTO traffic center Thank you and good morning Looks like the accident scene is still out there on the northbound side of I 95 You're still going to see some brake lights on your approach towards the courthouse road exit Just follow any direction through that area Stay to the left It looks like the left lane is what's getting by Headed on the eastbound side of 66 well the work crew is still out there They're still blocking two left lanes So to squeeze to the right and it should be all right there as well As you continue out towards beltway no slowdowns right now in a little bit the beltway is quiet as well No accident scenes and the work zones are if they are out there They're definitely not causing any delays As of now it looks like you do have a work zone just as you make your way past the tail end of the express lanes there on your approach towards the dulles toll road That looks like you do have some work all along the left hand side of the roadway but they're definitely not blocking your way Got plenty of room on the right hand side there In Maryland the outer loop at pass branch avenue is looking all right If the work zone is still out there they're just in the cleanup stages route 50 from the beltway out towards Annapolis is up to speed and across the bay bridge eastbound span is close tonight They've got two way traffic on the westbound span South side of 95 if you're coming down from Baltimore two right lanes are still blocked with the work crew and that's just after one 95 Go ahead and follow direction through that area BW Parkway looks good Do 70 is quiet and westbound side of I 70 near 97 got a work group That sounds like they're currently blocking at least one right lane stay to the left 15 of they are paving once again You're going to have a single lane available They're going to be alternating traffic in that single lane So just keep that in mind if you had a tour from point of rocks this early morning Two 70 looking up to speed all the way down towards the beltway Carlos Ramirez WTO be traffic Now to storm team four meteorologist Samara Theodore Partly sunny skies for our Sunday with high temperatures today in the mid to upper 70s Remaining.

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"walker kimbrough" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:19 min | 7 months ago

"walker kimbrough" Discussed on WTOP

"The nationals have a much needed day off to figure out how to end this 5 game sliding which they've been outscored 39 to 11 The Giants 12 three router the Nats completes their first series sweep here in Washington since 2008 the Orioles fought their way back from a 6 run deficit in LA only to lose to the angels 7 6 on a bases loaded walk that stopped the O's from completing a three game sweep Baltimore returns east for a three game series in New York against the Yankees starting at 7 O 5 The mystics pre season opener in Atlanta was an 88 69 loss to the dream Walker kimbrough led the sticks with 13 points all in the first half and rookie Shakira Austin had game highs with 12 rebounds and 6 blocks in 23 minutes Rob woodwork WTO sports The top stories were following it this hour on WTO French president Emmanuel Macron winning reelection to a second term defeating far right nationalist challenger marine le pen in the runoff projections indicate it was a double digit victory people in Paris saying though that Vladimir Putin was actually defeated at the polls Top U.S. officials meeting today with Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky and Kyiv he says he wants more powerful weapons and security guarantees from the U.S. A memorial tonight for former Washington and Pittsburgh quarterback Dwayne Haskins He died after being struck by that dump truck in Florida he was also a hometown hero with a memorial being held at bullis school where he played in Potomac wore on all these stories coming up in just minutes Orrin hatch died yesterday at the age of 88 He became the longest serving Republican senator in history representing Utah for more than four decades Hatch was born into poverty in 1934 one of 9 children On the nation like ours could someone like me to scrappy son of a simple Carpenter or up to become a United States senator A staunch conservative hatch was known for making friends across the aisle including the late senator Ted Kennedy We have a good record together except that whenever it happens he gets all kinds of credit and I get beaten up like you can't believe by the conservative His foundation noted hatch played a role in passing more than 750 bills more than any other living senator at the time And that is CBS News correspondent Nancy chin reporting At 1148 we turn to Carlos Ramirez now for traffic.

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"walker kimbrough" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:35 min | 7 months ago

"walker kimbrough" Discussed on WTOP

"On WTO At ten 45 we turn to rob which works All right Dell a lot of bad news coming your way here the capital's four three shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs Pretty bad all around They lose a two goal lead a chance to move up in the playoff seating and the great 8 Alex Ovechkin left in the third period with an upper body injury suffered after crashing hard into the boards and coach Peter laviolette won't be sleeping well after this one Yeah I mean it's tough as frustrating That's a game we can't lose We were doing all the right things and we let it off the hook at the end so and so on us Yeah Obi-Wan participated Monday practice but his status for Tuesday's game against the islanders at best is in question The nationals have a much needed day off to figure out how to end this 5 game sliding which they've been outscored 39 to 11 Yes the giant's 12 three route of the nationals today completes their first series sweep here Ian Washington since 2008 the Orioles found their way back from a 6 run deficit in LA only to lose to the angel 7 to 6 on a bases loaded walk that stopped the oath from completing a three game sweep Baltimore returns east for a three game series in New York against the Yankees That's a 7 O 5 start Tomorrow the mystics pre season opener in Atlanta an 88 69 loss to the dream chitauri walker kimbrough led the sticks with 13 points all scored in the first half and rookie Shakira Austin had game highs with 12 rebounds and 6 blocks in 23 minutes That's a promising look Rob Woodward could believe TOP sports The top stores were following for you on WTO P French president Emmanuel Macron winning.

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"walker kimbrough" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:52 min | 7 months ago

"walker kimbrough" Discussed on WTOP

"Sports at 15 and 45 on WTO P Albert rob wood fork all right Sarah the capitals and Maple Leafs in a close one at Capital One arena Dave Preston has the details in a live report Two 35 to play in the first period rob the capitals in Toronto are tied one one TJ oshie opening the scoring with his 11th goal of the year Maple Leafs answer with the tally from defenseman Ilya Leo bushkin Washington owns a 12 7 shot advantage the Maple Leafs have won ten of 14 face offs though VTEC vena checking goal for the home team caps in Toronto tied at one All right Dave and the weather at nationals park was beautiful the baseball however was not for the home team as they take a 12 three beating from the San Francisco Giants who were in a series sweep in Washington for the first time in 14 years then that's thankfully half tomorrow off to figure out how to end this 5 game slide in which they've been outscored 39 to 11 The Orioles down to their last chance to erase his 6 run deficit in LA they enter the top of the 9th inning trailing the angels by a score of 7 to 6 Trey Mancini and Austin Hayes with home runs to keep the O's in this game but a disastrous start by Chris Ellis has been the difference He got pulled before he even recorded an out The mystics pre season opener in Atlanta in 88 69 lost to the dream chitauri walker kimbrough led the sticks with 13 points all in the first half and rookie Shakira Austin the former turp game highs with 12 points and 6 blocks in just 23 minutes of action On the men's side Ben Simmons getting flamed on Twitter today for being listed out as out for the Brooklyn Nets as the team sits on the brink of getting swept by the Boston Celtics in round one of the NBA playoffs Simmons expected to make his debut in tomorrow's elimination game but reportedly woke up this morning with a sore back First quarter done in Atlanta the hawks leading the Miami Heat 26 25 Rob woodfork WTO sports.

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"walker kimbrough" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:57 min | 7 months ago

"walker kimbrough" Discussed on WTOP

"Rob wood fork All right well the weather at national park is beautiful the baseball though not so much The Nats took a 12 three beating from the San Francisco Giants who were in a series sweep in Washington for the first time in 14 years The highlights jock Peterson's two run two home run game for the Giants lucius Fox had to leave the game early after puking on the field and Joan adone giving up his first major league followed up his first major league victory with a four plus inning struggle so he now follows the one in three on the mound the nationals now Get a day off Their first scheduled day off of the season to try and figure out how to end this 5 game slide in which they've been outscored 39 to 11 The Orioles got down big in LA early Trey Mancini though cuts the deficit in half with his three run Homer in the third inning we are now going to the 5th with the angels in front 6 to three The capitals in our change from their second to last home game of the regular season and trying to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs garnet Hathaway We're playing with four games left with three really good teams I don't think it's anything we could ask more for High caliber games to get us prepared We'd love to move up in the standings That's obvious But I think more importantly we want to play strong games and play to our identity the rest of the way to build off and then going to the playoffs knowing how we can play As they continue to figure things out at goalie VTech vantage gets his second straight start the mystics pre season opener in Atlanta an 88 69 loss to the dream satori walker kimbrough leading the sticks with 13 points all in the first half rookie Shakira Austin game highs with 12 rebounds and 6 blocks in just 23 minutes On the men's side Ben Simmons getting flamed on Twitter for being listed as out for the Brooklyn Nets as the team sits on the brink of getting swept by the Boston Celtics in round one of the NBA playoffs he is out for tomorrow night's elimination game He reportedly woke up this morning with a sore back Rob woodfork WTO.

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"walker kimbrough" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:40 min | 7 months ago

"walker kimbrough" Discussed on WTOP

"Red River Technology decisions aren't black and white Think red here's rob wood fork all right rob what do you got for us All right we're gonna start with the national Shane They're trying to avoid getting swept for the first time each season They trail them San Francisco Giants 6 to three as we are now moving to the bottom of the 8th inning Yoana Don in his first start since his first major league victory he won't be getting one today for innings of 6 hit 5 run ball with three strikeouts yadiel Hernandez carrying the offense driving in all three runs on the day Juan Soto though zero for four as jock Peterson really the story here feasting on national's pitch and he's three for three with three RBI for the Giants two of those hits for home runs Meanwhile the Orioles just getting started in LA as they search for a three game sweep of the angels We have no score on top of the first inning Chris Ellis in search of his first win on the mound for the O's the capital's hosting the Maple Leafs tonight at 7 o'clock trying to get their first victory over Toronto this season as a try to improve their playoff seating The NBA playoffs today the second of four game four is approaching halftime the nuggets trying to stave off elimination against the warriors there in front 23 to 17 first quarter Earlier Milwaukee routed Chicago one 1995 so they were up now three one in that series as it heads back to Milwaukee On the women's side the mystics pre season opener let's just say it's not going so well in the ATL they were down by 18 at halftime and it is 56 to 44 now in the third quarter Walker kimbrough leading the sticks on with 13 points on hot shooting rookie Shakira Austin only one point to go with 6 rebounds in the first half Rob woodwork WTO sports Thank you rob.

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"walker kimbrough" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

06:08 min | 10 months ago

"walker kimbrough" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"You can have someone who's not maybe not as quick, maybe someone who's not the sort of rim protector, and I'm talking about landslides on. Let's be real. The weak link here on this awesome defense would be Alan adult on, which is an excellent communicator. Like she doesn't. But she understands the game so well that even with some of her physical limitations and we'll see what those are if she's a healthy this year. Right. It can be a part of a plus defense because of the way she communicates. And I think that's going to be a big part of why this seems so good because they have so much communication. They have so much better talent that they can really put together a strong defense. They have not been above average in defense since 2015. Wow. So I think this year could be and hopefully will be the year that they break through and have an above average defense. And with the offensive talent that we just talked about, I think this is a team that could be scary. However, though. I think we got to talk about this because it's not fun. We have to kind of think about this team with only adult arm, as we have been. And without land aldon. Just in case, because you don't know what her back situation is going to be during the season. She seems healthy. She worked out with Team USA. She's definitively said that she will be ready for the season, which did not happen last year. She was very, she was more wishy washy about last season. So this year she's saying she's going to be ready. She feels great. Yeah. But considering the history, where do you think this team is without Atlanta? Are they still in the playoff mix? I think so. I think they have enough. And I think what we were just talking about the defense will carry them over the finish line to get to the playoffs. Obviously, with Belo Don, a given without her, it'll be tougher, obviously, but I think they could still make it there because they're gonna get the stops necessary to get the offense generated. That they need. So I'm just really hoping and praying that Elaine is all done stays healthy. All season long. And if she needs, you know, on a back to back, and no pun. But if I have back to back game situation, schedule wise, if she needs to take that second game off, I'll go with that. You know, whatever it takes to preserve her health. I am here to cheer that on and just want her to be able to sustain her. Her great level of play. And the fact that she is just, I mean, she exudes joy when she was talking about I've been pain free for months. And I'm like, and you can see it resonated in her face that she is, you know, put herself through the rigors and gone through some contact drills and all that for an hour hour and a half and afterwards she's saying that the recovery is a lot better. I don't have pain after I do a really strenuous workout. So hopefully she'll be able to sustain that throughout the season and so continue to say, you know, I've been months pain free as a season starts too. So that remains to be seen, but you know I'm very optimistic. Pun intended. About. Well, the discourse around her in this team is different. This year than last year, certainly, as I mentioned, she is much more confident or health this year and she's much more confident in our health. I think we have reason to be, but I don't want to get, you know. I don't want to get my hopes up for me and for her because I don't want her to be healthy and happy. First and foremost. And I want her to be playing basketball, but she has a life, so I'm hoping and I'm with you. Sending so many good vibes that she's healthy. But if she's not, I'm with you. I think they can still compete for a playoff spot. I'm not sure that I would put them in the title contender category, but especially if the number one pick comes in, whoever that is and can contribute immediately. Right. This team's really strong. This seems really, really strong. So I think they can still compete for a playoff spot. I'm not necessarily sure I picked them and I'm not necessarily sure they may want that to be in the lottery. At that point, but I think if this number one pick comes in and they and that person can really contribute, then yeah, of course, even with all the adult on this team can compete for a playoff spot. I think with illegal adult on, I don't think I've put them on the top tier of WNBA, but they're lurking. They're lurking. You got a lot of players with a lot of championship experience that are ready to go and a team that makes a lot of sense. Of the teams that have reshaped themselves Washington as an argument for being the one that fits the best together. Yeah. I agree. I'm hopeful that all the time will play and that even if she does have some injury problems or in just the games that she misses, they'll be able to stay afloat. I think that would be huge for them. And that's a large part due to Elizabeth Williams. So I do want to mention something that's not as much fun. Just to let our folks know. That the mystics will have to go likely with 11 players this year. So in training camp, there's going to be some cuts of some folks that we all know. They'll likely have to cut ehler Erica McCall or Sydney Weiss to have a legal roster Sydney Weiss would probably have to go if they want to keep both Tiana Hawkins and statutory walker chembo plus a player on zero to two year minimum because it's cheaper if they decide to go two players in the lower minimum and one oscillatory walker kimbrough and Tiana Hawkins, then they can cut Eric McCall. That's just salary stuff. I can get back to it in Twitter. Wow. That's just a situation..

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"walker kimbrough" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

06:03 min | 10 months ago

"walker kimbrough" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"That also being said during Canada was like the obvious choice once I put those two things together. It's like, oh, we can now today why can't we announce it? Because it's restricted free agent. So if it's restricted to a join, we have to wait four days for the LA team's match, even if they are team can not match. So right. This all makes sense for drug count. But there's another free agent whose team can not match your contract. Well, actually, we have to talk a little bit more about Chicago possibly. Yeah. The diamond the shields is the other answer to that. I've come up with and that's it. That's all I got. I know diamond machines is not like a backup point guard. I don't care. I'm just saying, that's all I got, guys. If anyone has any better theories, I've heard players from across the world that I have never heard of before in my life being bandied about for the spot. So, hey, send the, send us your takes. We will listen to all of them before we find out. But yeah, diamonds dealer answer that I've come up with. Wow. And that would be interesting as well. I mean, you know, I thought speaking of Chicago with being signed by the sky, just very comfortable on my table, told us today that that's the really good, respectable discussions with him about her plans moving forward in the WNBA. And unfortunately for D.C. fans and for the mystics, she won't be in a mystics uniform. Again, to see all the pieces back together, Tina Charles also not back. So that blockbuster lineup with Clark and oh man. Anyway, we just won't ever know what that look like. Elizabeth Williams coming into the fold. My show is on re signing as you predicted last week. I know she's not above me, but that's how it is. And. The mystery signing Tiana Hawkins coming back, tutorial walker kimber come back. What was the thing you're most excited about here? I love that Tiana Hawkins is coming back. I was sad when she left. And not because she's a DM beer. And, you know, Riverdale baptist and tarp and champion here in 2019 with the mystics. And went down the bubble with the mystics and really, you know, captured all of the fans while she was here in a mystics uniform, but I just love that my people said the biggest thing that he missed in particular about her outside of the tactical things was her leadership. And her voice in the locker room and how she was always the first person to speak up and how she's the best teammate and my Asia Heinz Allen cosine that. Just to know that part about her, we know she's a fantastic mom to lily. And he's coming back to. And it's just I just think this is where she belongs, you know? It's just like the perfect fit in always culturally for the program for the organization for the leadership qualities that she possesses. I just think it's a wonderful reunion. And the same for tutorial kimbrough, and that regards Troy walker kimbrough is back as well and, you know, she journeyed away for a little while there and had to really fight her way back to the league. So, you know, kudos to Mike TiVo and staff giving the respect to players who they know a lot about who fit their system and they know that already. So it's not like they're experimenting with the fit of those two. So I love that. And I love that my child is coming back and at least we get part of that puzzle that we thought we were going to get. Minus Clark and I mean, I'm sorry. Minus Charles and Nissan, but with Clark in there, I'm excited about that with Elizabeth Williams, the diversity on the defensive end. I think an offensively is going to be really fun to watch how this group, this new group meshes with one another. Yeah, now I think this group makes just a little bit more sense. I mean, I love the idea of like the Emma Tina EVD like super mega team, but I think this is more sustainable to you in the future. I think that was kind of like, hey, we're going for the championship. Last year the year before. Obviously it didn't work out because Lana del Don wasn't healthy. And guess what? And ain't going to work out again. If Atlanta Della's not healthy. So that's the bottom line is we are, I think this team has done a good job locking up my Allen for the next three years locking up air Atkins for the next two to someone Natasha cloud. Natasha is a little bit older, but definitely my aerial Atkins are going to be here for hopefully a long time. Hopefully the number one pick fits into that. So I think they've done well to now make this team a team that can succeed in the future in the present. And succeed in the future, which is something that I kept banding about about this off season that they have a chance to do this. And I think they've done a pretty as well as they could and to your point though. This team's going to be the D.C. MO since EDG guy here was really great offenses, right? I think it's going to flip this year. I think this team is going to win a lot on the defensive end. Because you have Elizabeth Williams who is a former all defense first team selection. She is a really good room protector. I know some people out there are going to say, hey, her synergy numbers are bad. And they're pretty average on the defensive end. But she definitely protects the rim and this team last year gave up, I believe it was like 69% of the room. I was like 5 percentage points higher than the next worst team in that statistic and having Elizabeth Williams there along with fingers crossed a healthy Elena Dell Don, I think we're cooking with gas along with Natasha Clara who's in all defense second team selection..

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"walker kimbrough" Discussed on WNBA Nation

WNBA Nation

06:01 min | 11 months ago

"walker kimbrough" Discussed on WNBA Nation

"What do you think? Yeah, I. Think it's interesting because it's super loyalty to the organization to this point in her career. Makes me feel like everyone there is a fixture, but I don't know. I don't know how set in stone stewie and Lloyd are in continuing their careers with Seattle, especially I mean, Seattle won the title, what was it two, three years ago? But in 2020 and in 2020, 2020 and 2018 with the big three, those are the two seasons they got the titles with those three. Yeah. But that being said is that's not what we saw this last year and you know and so I can see one of those players saying like, hey, I'm gonna go try my look somewhere else. And so I would be a little bit nervous as management going to stewie and saying like, hey, would you be interested in a little bit less money because stewie might just say, no, I can get max money from ten out of the 12 teams in the league. I'm gonna go get it. And so, you know, I think Dallas, Dallas being the one without it because they have exactly. Because they're not gonna make phone calls. So those are the two teams that aren't gonna. But yeah, for that, I would just like, if Sue bird is going to pull the Tom Brady and take less, I could see that happening. I don't know what's in superb head though. But I'd be really hesitant to even approach that with loiter stewie because they may just say, well, if you don't value me, somebody else does, and I'm going to go there. I agree. I think Canada is a priority for Seattle. I think that wins suburb does retire. I think Canada is primed and ready to take over as your shot color on the court. So yeah, I think Canada is a priority for me. A lot of the other ones, I mean, you can trade out some of these players. They're good players, but if you lost Mercedes Russell or a Katie or Carly Liu, Samuelson, or Sierra bird those are names that you can find somebody else to pull in and kind of fill that same role. So Canada's my priority, you know you've got suburb in the bag and so really I'm just being really careful and I'd probably just try to make the numbers work to where I'm offering full contracts to Lloyd and stewie and just not even risk it. That'd be my approach. Yeah. I like it. Yeah, again, Seattle could have either the most boring free agency or an absolutely wild agency in 2022. So we'll see what happens. Last team, Jason, we have gone, we've gone usually you and I are pretty succinct with our episodes when the two of us are on. But we've gone small teams. It takes a while. 12 teams, yeah. And we're here what? 80 minutes in, so it's understandable. Washington, last but not least, Washington mystics again, a team with a ton of question marks, potentially, in my opinion, the highest ceiling and lowest floor range. I right now preseason, if you were to ask me where is Washington finishing? I would have no idea. They could be a title contender or miss the playoffs again because they because I don't know what to expect out of this team. I think they're smart. It sounds like they've given a qualified qualifying offer to my Heinz Allen. Megan Gustafsson has resigned or will, right? As a restricted agent, those are the restrictions. Here's their unrestricted, all right? Tina Charles leilani Mitchell Shawn zealous satori walker kimbrough and Teresa plays odds. By the way, Leon and Mitchell, I believe is the third or fourth oldest player in the league. I don't know what her future holds. With Washington, Tina is getting up there in years as well. And we know that she wants a title. If she trusts Washington to try and get it on back healthy, Alicia Clark, you know, you got some other pretty solid players there as well. They really could do they could do some work here. I don't know. I think they've got a pretty decent chance here. And they've got the number one draft pick. So there's a lot that could happen here for Washington. I don't know what Tina Charles is going to do. I don't know if she considers Washington the title contender if you just missed the playoffs. But I feel for Tina Charles, she's so good and went through a couple really rough seasons in New York. It didn't play in 2020, went to Washington where everybody expect, oh yeah, title contender, and then missed the playoffs after giving an MVP type season. Didn't win the MVP, but could have. Man, I get it for her. She's just like, can I just go somewhere where we're gonna win? And so Washington, I have no idea what to think about Washington. I have zero predictions, Jason. I don't know if the people in the actual organization themselves have a super solid idea of what the future is going to hold for this team. So with that, what are your predictions? Let's get out the globe and speculate wildly as parks and rec don't call them as I would say. Yeah, so here's my thing with Washington is and I've said this a couple of times recently. So I'm starting to sound like a broken fiddle, but..

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"walker kimbrough" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

02:32 min | 1 year ago

"walker kimbrough" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"Would have liked to have her at a discount, but you know, I think she's definitely going to increase our value over the next couple of years and happy that she'll be in Washington to help us build on that. And then in terms of some other players, someone we didn't talk about was Han Zhu, who I've always been super interested in, would love to bring to Washington for the minimum contract. And then Tebow can work with a few others. I think satori walker kimbrough could come back on the minimum. And that would be a good addition as well as possibly Stella Johnson, who is a familiar in Washington. So kind of rough in terms of their cap space wasn't able to make that deal for Alicia Clark, but we still feel pretty good about our chances and at least competing to get back to the playoffs this year. I guess the only person who hasn't evaluated the job they did was me. I think as a player agent for all of the players, it's pretty hard to manage competing, interest and expectations. Also, I don't know these players personally haven't had any conversation with them. So it makes this job very difficult. And I surely think that the off season will go much differently with all that information for each individual agent. I still think that I push a lot of the right buttons in each negotiation, get the best deals for each players. I think we did it realistically enough that some of these things will come up in negotiations for these free agents in the real WNBA off season. But now that's all up to you. So if you're listening, just drop a comment. You've been here for so long. Just tell us what you think we did, right? Well, you think we got wrong. And what we could do better for next time. I'd also like to take this time to thank all of our GMs. They are listed down below and their socials are on her hoop stats that subset dot com if you want to follow any of them and I highly suggest that you follow all of them before free agency starts. Also, Jacob mocks deserves a specific shout out for the excellent job he did as our league office. You have no idea how much that helped this entire proceeding. And lastly, we want to thank you, listener. We know that this is a long podcast and you're busy and you got a lot of content that you want to take in. So thanks for hanging out with us forever long as you did. Remember, there are chapter markers on YouTube and in the podcast descriptions if you want to go back and just listen to a single part of it. And we will have much, much, much more on the mock off season and even more on the real off season on her hoop stats at sub sack dot com on Twitter at her hoop stats on Instagram at her hoop stats. And on our YouTube channel, which we hope to continue growing. So for everyone involved in the mock off season and everyone at her hoop stats, thank you so much for joining us. This is a labor of love and we really enjoyed making it for you and we hope that you have a lovely holiday and that you'll join us for much more women's basketball coverage..

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"walker kimbrough" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

06:33 min | 1 year ago

"walker kimbrough" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"To get something like that, knowing that your short handed and playing a tough team at home like Baylor, but Brenda freeze, somehow finds a way. I mean, I think it's the 20 20th or 24th time in her 20 years that she's beaten a top ten team. I saw that today on a little social media. So I think, you know, what she's been able to do in her 20 year career has been simply amazing. And, you know, they've been shorthanded before when they went to the final four in the list of Thomas's error at Maryland. I remember they weren't practicing. They couldn't practice. They didn't have enough players. They wanted to rest legs because they couldn't run a two hour practice or whatever. And expect them to play hard in the games. They didn't want to burn their legs out. So I just remember all of the strategies and decisions that were made because of their short handedness and maybe we'll see that again now. Yeah. And they need a smaller trophies for the wooden award. This is a small thing but like this really the pyramid of excellence does not need to be the size of an actual pyramid. Like we can make it slightly smaller because they were going to hurt a hold it for a picture. They want to run the freestyle. For a picture, it's like, I don't know how you lift that thing. It's probably like 40 pounds and it's just like a thick thing and you know, there's no one else in there. I was like, please, someone makes sure the truth does not fall. But I think she did a great job. I think also a lot of credit to Cheyenne sellers like she played 39 minutes in this game. And she's a freshman. What a bright future she has. I noticed, you know, she has only like have a great box score game when she was two for 7, 7 points. She got to line a couple times and she just did, you know, she has made little plays here and there. You know, fill in the lane on the fast break. You know, she got blocked to the nether world on a fast break and she just popped right back up and got right back in the game. So she has the mental toughness there. And I think she is going to have a really, really bright future when this team eventually turns over to her and probably like two years, because a junior and Miller said that this team is going to turn over eventually and I think it's in good hands with sellers. I really like this, which she showed. Yeah, health is going to be a big deal for them. Especially this week, as I mentioned on Thursday, before sitting down for Thanksgiving, you can watch this game on flow groups. Marilyn versus NC state in Debbie's Baja mar tournament. Also, shouts to Debbie antonelli for planning a tournament in The Bahamas so she gets to go Bahamas in November. I know. I know. We didn't get our get out invites or our tickets. So all we have to talk to you about getting down there next time. No, no, I already told her, I was like, I'm going. I was like, I'm going next year. I don't care if I have to go with family. Because what a great what a great gig, you know? She's playing chess while the rest of us are playing checkers. Yeah. And then little game right after that two days after for Maryland is Stanford. They're going to take Stanford on. So when you have a situation like this and you're so short handed and you're going on this trip, how do you strike the right balance of how much you practice, do just to walk through, do a chilling beach? How do you maintain focus while also keeping people rested and loose for these big games? Yeah, I think that's a great question and I think it's also understanding who you're coaching. And understanding what's best for them, because I think this is going to be different for every team that way. Like for some teams, it may be better just to watch a lot of film. Some teams it may be better to walk through some things. But I think collectively, either way, to go either way with that, I think you have to rest legs. I mean, at the end of the day, I mean, with two huge games like that, I just think you have to be physically and mentally prepared to compete. And you don't want to go overboard that way. And as coaches, that is such a fine line to draw, but you also, I mean, especially now. Like back in the day who would be practicing like I mean, I was on a team we had 8 players and we never had like a like practice day. Like we went hard all the time. Like forget we didn't have practice players either, but, you know, break out my violin, but anywho I just think that, you know, now there's been so much more research done arrest and recovery and what that means for the mind and the body. So I just think that it would be really, really smart and wise to watch a lot of film and maybe walk through some things, some actions, how you're going to cover defensively on some things from your opponents, personnel, knowledge from the other team is going to be big, I think you have to understand what your opponents like to do, collectively, but also individually, what you're going to force them into doing, force them into their weak spots and not give them their sweet spots. And I think for Maryland, I think players like Cheyenne sellers, I think she's going to be an X Factor regardless of gaudy stat line. She has to be notwithstanding. Right, but she's got to come in and bring that fire and level of intensity. And I think that's what she did in the Baylor game and had she not done that or not been able to do that. She was out there and was not able to provide that that lift and that punch of energy. Who knows what would have happened in a one possession game? Come on, Gabe. And we're just telling the truth out here. So it's, you know, it's magnified in situations like that. But sellers, I know, Brenda freeze told us before the game that she reminds her a lot of walker kimbrough. I mean, I thought that too. Did you see? I liked she reminds me. I see she Tori. Also, but I love the comparison between her and kyla Charles as well. So it's kind of like a combo and not just, you know, I think just the way she moves on the floor like defensively and particularly because kyla Charles guarded every O 5 spots. Okay, so let's be clear. And I think as a freshman to be compared to a player that flexible with where you can put her on the court, especially defensively, because kids think, okay, you're going to get on the floor because of your offense. And that may be part of it, but I think a lot of it has to do with your awareness on defense. And how many different positions we can plug you into to help us on the team. So I think, you know, kids if you're listening, it's not always about your buckets, like, can you get me a stop? And I think that's what sellers was able to do against Baylor. Yeah, no, she was awesome, but yeah, I think they just kind of stand the same..

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