LJ and Sue make the nominee list for the WNBA's All-Decade team...fans get a vote eventually...there are only 7 spots available, because we ALL know that Swoopes, Thompson and Cooper are locks after their domination of the league in the early years. Staley, Penicheiro, Griffith, Weatherspoon and Leslie likely are shoe-ins for five of the spots...wait now we are down to two. My guess is that a couple of spots have to go to the "new" generation, which puts Bird, Jackson, Taurasi, Cash, Catchings and Sayles in the running for the last two spots. I think everyone on the list is worthy, though there was one name I did not recognize...
Wendy Carpenter at the Tacoma Tribune fills in a gap in camp coverage today with her article on the All-Decade Team. She chips in her pitch for the quality of first round pick Barbara Turner and drops us this gem from Coach D:
She also tells us that fan favorite Simone Edwards could be returning to camp today! Welcome home!
“She’s going to be a very good player,” Donovan said of the 6-foot forward out of Connecticut. “She’ll be the best defensive player on our team eventually. Barbara Turner has something that is really special and she’s going to have an impact on every play on the court.”