Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Live From Practice - 5/14

At last, the Storm is complete. Lauren Jackson is out on the floor and if she's jetlagged, it's not really apparent from her play. She's been having a fierce battle with Matt from the practice squad, a 6-8 center who also doubles as a marketing intern for the Sonics and Storm.

As you may have read already, the Storm has added Romanian center Florina Pascalau to the training-camp roster, bringing the team back to 15 players after waiving Daphanie Kennedy yesterday. We've yet to see her on the court since the media was let in.

Brian Agler has an interesting lineup on the floor right now. Subbing in for the starting lineup, he went to a three-guard set with Sue Bird, Doneeka Lewis and Tanisha Wright on the floor together.

- We've seen some good passing today. Swin Cash had a great look in transition for Sheryl Swoopes for a layup. On the last play of scrimmaging, Wright got trapped on a pick-and-roll and found Yolanda Griffith rolling to the bucket for a layup.

- The team is now walking through a new inbounds play.

1 comment:

Online ZenDoc said...

Well, well, well ... maybe Kelly Santos is not such a slam dunk to make the team as we were thinking, and, apparently, Coach Agler was not completely comfortable with only having Yolanda Griffith, Ashley Robinson, & Kelly Santos to man (woman) the middle with Janell Burse being out for the season.

Florina Pascalau is a very interesting addition. I wonder how that happened. She's listed as being on the Minnesota Lynx' roster, so either she had no contract or we traded for her. She's listed as being either 6'5" or 6'6" and I read where she scored 18.5 ppg in 2007 for her Euro-League team with 8.5 rpg and shot an incredible 93.1% from the Free Throw line - 3rd in the league. That's quite remarkable. This is good news for us. I wonder what her role will be?