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NFT: Caitlin Clark with 1st rookie Triple double

gtt350 : 7/6/2024 3:35 pm
19 points, 12 rebounds, 13 assist and 2 steals
and they beat the Liberty 83-78.
entertaining but frustrating as well watching so many missed layups. Clark could have had at least another 5 or 6 assists
It was just a matter of time.  
Matt M. : 7/6/2024 3:52 pm : link
Great game.
Was really a fun game to watch  
JT039 : 7/6/2024 3:55 pm : link
She just keeps getting better and better.
It was hard to watch the tourney to  
KevinBBWC : 7/6/2024 4:04 pm : link
with all the missed easy lay ups after some really good passes.
She’s already the best passer in the WNBA  
UConn4523 : 7/6/2024 4:04 pm : link
the amount of bobbles or flat out misses by her teammates stands out as well. Her assists should continue to climb as they adapt to her.
Her coach is certainly no rocket scientist  
gtt350 : 7/6/2024 5:08 pm : link
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At some point...  
DefenseWins : 7/6/2024 5:17 pm : link
the rest of the girls in the league will just have to admit that Caitlin is better than they are.

I think she set the rookie assist record after just 20 games.

Those jealous bitches are just in denial right now.
 
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 7/6/2024 5:18 pm : link
She’s awesome, both as a player and for the game.
She is just going to get better  
PatersonPlank : 7/6/2024 5:18 pm : link
Also in fairness, Angel Reese is doing very well now too.

These two will be the Bird vs Magic for some time in the NBA
reese doesnt have the talent of CC although a different position  
gtt350 : 7/6/2024 5:26 pm : link
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RE: She is just going to get better  
DefenseWins : 7/6/2024 5:28 pm : link
In comment 16549121 PatersonPlank said:
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Also in fairness, Angel Reese is doing very well now too.

These two will be the Bird vs Magic for some time in the NBA


Have you seen Reese attempt a layup? It is not so much of a "layup" for her.
RE: She is just going to get better  
CooperDash : 7/6/2024 5:59 pm : link
In comment 16549121 PatersonPlank said:
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Also in fairness, Angel Reese is doing very well now too.

These two will be the Bird vs Magic for some time in the NBA


The only difference being that Clark is a consummate professional while Reese is a jealous, excuse-making trash bag. And of course…Clark also being the better player.
Reese really can rebound  
JT039 : 7/6/2024 6:00 pm : link
Can’t knock her for that.

She really can’t do much else.
dribbling would be and epiphany for her  
gtt350 : 7/6/2024 6:14 pm : link
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Was joking with my son the other day  
Stu11 : 7/6/2024 6:21 pm : link
CC is like a mixed blessing for the WNBA. She brings so much to the league attention wise, but it also highlights just what awful hands so many of these women have. I mean the montage of clips of these bufoons fumbling her half court Magic Johnson level dimes are comical. People focused on her scoring in college, but she truly is one of the top passers in the history of the women's game.
RE: Her coach is certainly no rocket scientist  
JOrthman : 7/6/2024 6:28 pm : link
In comment 16549115 gtt350 said:
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Half the time I have no idea what her coach is doing. In this game, CC was red hot to start the game, scored like the first 9 points and then she sits here. Not sure why you'd sit someone who is firing hot. She came back and was never hot again.
Sides should be fired for one reason  
JT039 : 7/6/2024 6:34 pm : link
Wearing her glasses on the top of her head the whole game. Either put them on or put them away - you look ridiculous.
RE: Was joking with my son the other day  
Jim in Fairfax : 7/6/2024 6:38 pm : link
In comment 16549146 Stu11 said:
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CC is like a mixed blessing for the WNBA. She brings so much to the league attention wise, but it also highlights just what awful hands so many of these women have. I mean the montage of clips of these bufoons fumbling her half court Magic Johnson level dimes are comical. People focused on her scoring in college, but she truly is one of the top passers in the history of the women's game.

Some of it is about Indiana specifically. The reason they had the first pick to draft Clark with is because they were the worst team in the league over the 2 previous seasons.
I don't think I've ever witnessed so many shot clock violations ever  
JOrthman : 7/6/2024 6:58 pm : link
I see them every game.
RE: Her coach is certainly no rocket scientist  
Matt M. : 7/6/2024 7:03 pm : link
In comment 16549115 gtt350 said:
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The Fever coach is terrible.
RE: RE: Her coach is certainly no rocket scientist  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 7/6/2024 7:08 pm : link
In comment 16549171 Matt M. said:
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The Fever coach is terrible.


Well, perhaps she's under the weather? Lame, I know.
RE: RE: RE: Her coach is certainly no rocket scientist  
JOrthman : 7/6/2024 7:16 pm : link
In comment 16549176 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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The Fever coach is terrible.



Well, perhaps she's under the weather? Lame, I know.


Then she's been under the weather all year.
Now Reese sets WNBA mark for most consecutive double-doubles  
Del Shofner : 7/7/2024 9:22 pm : link
with 13.

It's nothing like Bird and Magic to me - Clark is somewhat reminiscent of Bird but Reese is in no way reminiscent of Magic. More likely Charles Oakley.
RE: RE: RE: RE: Her coach is certainly no rocket scientist  
Jim in Fairfax : 7/7/2024 10:12 pm : link
In comment 16549179 JOrthman said:
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The Fever coach is terrible.



Well, perhaps she's under the weather? Lame, I know.



Then she's been under the weather all year.


I suggest:

This being the first ever triple double by a rookie  
BestFeature : 7/8/2024 1:14 am : link
is less an accomplishment for Caitlin Clark and more of a testament to how fucking awful the WNBA is. First time in almost 30 years? Really?
RE: This being the first ever triple double by a rookie  
Jim in Fairfax : 7/8/2024 1:37 am : link
In comment 16549546 BestFeature said:
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is less an accomplishment for Caitlin Clark and more of a testament to how fucking awful the WNBA is. First time in almost 30 years? Really?


NBA games are 20% longer (48 vs 40 minutes) which makes it an easier feat to accomplish.

WNBA rookies are also have to start their rookie seasons immediately after the college season ends - the WNBA season starts before players graduate. Some teams actually hold brief ceremonies at games to present rookies their diplomas. The upshot: WNBA rookies are worn out with no off-season or time to trasition.
Clark  
stretch234 : 7/8/2024 8:49 am : link
As others have said - if they could actually catch a pass her assist totals and their points would be highly elevated. She makes so many good passes that her teammates bobble or cant convert on easy looks it is crazy

It is 1 of the reasons she is so popular with NBA players - she can make passes to teammates that most players in NBA cant make.
I am watching the worst coach  
JT039 : 7/10/2024 1:26 pm : link
Team I’ve ever seen.

How this woman has a coaching job is truly truly baffling.
Haven’t watched but was checking out the  
UConn4523 : 7/10/2024 1:30 pm : link
box score earlier and she’s basically doing everything with Boston in foul trouble. Probably won’t get the rebounds but may get close to another triple double,
RE: Haven’t watched but was checking out the  
JT039 : 7/10/2024 1:55 pm : link
In comment 16551043 UConn4523 said:
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box score earlier and she’s basically doing everything with Boston in foul trouble. Probably won’t get the rebounds but may get close to another triple double,


She changed the starting lineup for no reason and didn’t make a single adjustment to Washington’s back door game. It’s been brutal.

Clark has been unreal again.
Perfect example of why Sides is a moron.  
JT039 : 7/10/2024 2:09 pm : link
Clark has been unreal all game. You’re down 5 with 20 seconds. Side line out of bounds. Who do you run the play for? The player who was 0-7 from downtown and Clark never touches the ball.

She is just a horrific coach.
She hit multiple 30’+ threes  
UConn4523 : 7/10/2024 2:58 pm : link
she isn’t quite the best player yet, but once she gets used to the physical part a bit more, she will be. Still can’t believe they left her off the Olympic roster, would a blunder.
Clark sets WNBA single game assists record (19)  
Jim in Fairfax : 7/17/2024 10:01 pm : link
Leading the league on the season.
RE: Clark sets WNBA single game assists record (19)  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 7/17/2024 10:06 pm : link
In comment 16555147 Jim in Fairfax said:
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Leading the league on the season.


And they missed a ton of gimmes and WIDE open threes. She could’ve easily flirted with 30 assists.

Lost to a horrible team though. Missed way too many open shots (CC too), especially in the first half. Coach left Boston on the bench too long in the fourth quarter.
If Clark gets to play with good players at some point  
Stu11 : 7/17/2024 10:13 pm : link
Like greats like Aja Wilson, Turasi, Sue Bird, Candace Parker, Sheryl Swoopes go to she could easily be the best player the league has ever seen. Not putting her on the Olympic team with the best in the league is a huge mistake. She easily could be the best passer I've seen since Magic Johnson.
RE: RE: Clark sets WNBA single game assists record (19)  
JOrthman : 7/17/2024 10:21 pm : link
In comment 16555149 shockeyisthebest8056 said:
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Leading the league on the season.



And they missed a ton of gimmes and WIDE open threes. She could’ve easily flirted with 30 assists.

Lost to a horrible team though. Missed way too many open shots (CC too), especially in the first half. Coach left Boston on the bench too long in the fourth quarter.


Maybe, but was in a tough spot as she got in foul trouble early. Dallas really balled out this game, they played way above their record.
It could have been a lot more assists last night  
Matt M. : 7/18/2024 7:23 am : link
A lot of missed shots. She set up a bunch of open 3s that didn't fall, but there is one in particular that stands out to me. Near the end of the 1st Q she threw a dime from half court in the key hitting a forward perfectly. No dribble needed. Go right up and...miss the uncontested layup.

I also notice that most of the time when she passes off, not an intended pass to get it right back, but a legitimate pass to a teammate, she almost never gets the ball back again that possession. They don't ever circle the ball back. Just one of many things wrong with this coach. Her substitutions are questionable and as many have pointed out, her in game coaching is terrible. It seems every crucial TO in a close game they come out with a play designed for anyone but Clark. She doesn't have to get every inbound play, but never? And, not even used as a decoy?
RE: It could have been a lot more assists last night  
JOrthman : 7/18/2024 7:37 am : link
In comment 16555194 Matt M. said:
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A lot of missed shots. She set up a bunch of open 3s that didn't fall, but there is one in particular that stands out to me. Near the end of the 1st Q she threw a dime from half court in the key hitting a forward perfectly. No dribble needed. Go right up and...miss the uncontested layup.

I also notice that most of the time when she passes off, not an intended pass to get it right back, but a legitimate pass to a teammate, she almost never gets the ball back again that possession. They don't ever circle the ball back. Just one of many things wrong with this coach. Her substitutions are questionable and as many have pointed out, her in game coaching is terrible. It seems every crucial TO in a close game they come out with a play designed for anyone but Clark. She doesn't have to get every inbound play, but never? And, not even used as a decoy?


I think it was two or three games ago, CC comes out and is the only player hot. She scored like the first nine points and had some assists. What does the coach do? She takes her out of the game for a few minutes. Why on earth would you put your only productive player on the bench when she's that hot? When she did come back in the game she struggled to get back into the rhythm.

They also have some players that just don't think. There was a spot last night where Nalysa Smith got the ball and tried to lead a break, up court by herself. She ends up losing her handle on the ball and it goes out of bounds.
I’ve said it before on this thread  
JT039 : 7/18/2024 10:10 am : link
Sides is absolutely an abomination of a coach. Horrific. Keeping Aliyah Boston on the bench from the 3:30 minute mark to the 6 minute mark in the fourth with only 3 fouls was a disgrace. You get 6 fouls in the WNBA!!!

The best part is she takes Clark off the point for Wheeler when she comes in and Wheeler is good for a quick -7 or -9 in two minutes cause she can’t run an offense.

Her teammates absolutely stink shooting the ball and in critical moments she uses Clark as a decoy.
RE: I’ve said it before on this thread  
Matt M. : 7/18/2024 11:38 am : link
In comment 16555256 JT039 said:
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Sides is absolutely an abomination of a coach. Horrific. Keeping Aliyah Boston on the bench from the 3:30 minute mark to the 6 minute mark in the fourth with only 3 fouls was a disgrace. You get 6 fouls in the WNBA!!!

The best part is she takes Clark off the point for Wheeler when she comes in and Wheeler is good for a quick -7 or -9 in two minutes cause she can’t run an offense.

Her teammates absolutely stink shooting the ball and in critical moments she uses Clark as a decoy.
She doesn't even use Clark as a decoy half the time. She just doesn't run a play that even involves her. One thing I've seen of Clark's game this season that I didn't in college is the game off the ball. She has been excellent setting screens down low/in the paint to free Boston and other bigs.

Not only does Wheeler not run the offense well in general, but I find once Clark is off point, she rarely even gets touches.
really great for the sport  
Osi Osi Osi OyOyOy : 7/18/2024 11:51 am : link
that both Clark and Reese have done so well as rookies. Poor team records but both are setting records.

This WNBA All-Stars vs. Olympic team format for this weekend sounds interesting too, with all the talk about Clark being "snubbed".
RE: really great for the sport  
Matt M. : 7/18/2024 11:59 am : link
In comment 16555369 Osi Osi Osi OyOyOy said:
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that both Clark and Reese have done so well as rookies. Poor team records but both are setting records.

This WNBA All-Stars vs. Olympic team format for this weekend sounds interesting too, with all the talk about Clark being "snubbed".
The WNBA All-Stars should have a shot at winning that game. Some good players snubbed. Some of the veterans they went with for the Olympics are past their prime.
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