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D-N-P. Three letters no baller can ever ignore. Ever.
For those of you who don’t know what DNP means. It’s “did not play”. Now, for the record, “did not play” is different from INJ, which would mean I was injured. No shame in not playing because you’re injured.
But I’M HEALTHY, PEOPLE!
If you need an “assist” keeping the kids busy this summer, the Phoenix Mercury is ready to help.
The WNBA team’s lineup, with a home opener on Friday, May 20, will include lots of things for the youngest fans to do both on and off the court.
Vince Kozar, the team’s vice president of business operations, says a Mercury game makes for a great family outing. “I think a two-hour basketball game with entertainment during time-outs, music all the time and other options is ideal,” he says.
Percy Allen at the Seattle Times: Jenny Boucek says Storm’s identity ‘still unfolding’
“It wouldn’t necessarily surprise me to hear some differing opinions about our identity, because we haven’t talked a lot about that,” second-year coach Jenny Boucek said. “I don’t want to determine their identity. They have to grow up into it. I’m not trying to change people or this team. It’s still unfolding before us.
“It’s like a baby. You don’t know how exactly they’re going to look like, how tall they’re going to be and what their exact gifts are going to be. You start to get a sense when they’re young, but it’s still part of the growth process.”
It was in their grasp, then Jewell Loyd’s Game Winner, Career-High 30 Points Lifted Storm Over Mercury. Also, Breanna Stewart earns first WNBA win with double double in Phoenix
It’s tough to find things to praise after a game like this, but guard Bria Hartley deserves some. Starting in place of Natasha Cloud (illness), Hartley put together one of her better performances as a facilitator, dishing seven assists to just one turnover in 25 minutes of play. Historically more of a scoring combo guard, Mystics fans should be excited to see Hartley’s development as a playmaker for others.
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Lakewood Ranch High School has been cited for conducting illegal practices with its highly successful girls basketball program, putting the school on probation for a year. It also could be fined more than $30,000.
The game times for the Olympic basketball competition were released today. The entire schedule can be found via this link. The USA women’s team game schedule is as follows (note the times below are listed EDT/local). All the games will be televised and/or streamed live on one of the NBC platforms. Specific network information will come at a later date.
Sunday, Aug. 7
11 am/12 pm vs. Senegal
Monday, Aug. 8
11 am/12 pm vs. Olympic Qualifying Tournament 4th-ranked team
Wednesday, Aug. 10
2:30 pm/3:30 pm vs. Serbia
Friday, Aug. 12
2:30 pm/3:30 pm vs. Canada
Sunday. Aug. 14
11:15 am/12:15 pm vs. Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2nd-ranked team