Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Live From Wednesday's Practice

1:20 Update: Welcome back, Katie Gearlds. The second-year Storm wing wrapped up her season in Greece on Sunday and has made the long trip back to Seattle in time to practice this morning. She's on the floor right now with Daphanie Kennedy, Sheryl Swoopes, Leah Rush and Yolanda Griffith as the Storm goes full-court against the male practice squad the team is using for the first time in camp.

1:25 Update: A couple of substitutions have Allie Quigley handling the point now for the Storm. A moment ago, Griffith got a wide-open layup off of a pick-and-roll. She was so open she heard cries of "dunk it" from the sidelines. I don't think that's on Yo's mind at age 38.

1:35 Update: When we watched yesterday, the Storm was simply using one play in the half court. Today, the whole playbook is open and it's clear the team is still getting it down. Players are thinking the plays instead of simply playing, which leads to some mistakes.

When she was at the point, Dee Davis knocked down a couple of jumpers, which is encouraging. Shooting with range is a question about Davis.

That wraps up the action on the court today.

7 comments:

curlkd said...

Can anyone on the Storm dunk it?

Kevin Pelton said...

There's talk Lauren Jackson could in her younger days and I've seen Janell Burse work on it, but I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

How does everyone look today? Going full court is a lot different then half court.

Anonymous said...

Has O'Neill had some time at PG? That's her natural position.

Kevin Pelton said...

Kristen has strictly played on the wings.

Anonymous said...

She is very strong in that position - so hard to mark because of her height in that spot... But good also on the wings... Hope she playing her own game and not trying to make everyone one else look good!!!! She is too generous a player

Anonymous said...

what is the line up look like now that there is a differant dynamic in town? i.e recent pick ups.
who could start on other teams at this point