UT Sports on Alexus Dye contract

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Why does the coach refer to her as an undersized post? Surely they understand she is a wing!
She doesn't handle the ball or pass the ball near well enough to be a guard. And she has no ability to shoot from beyond the 3pt line right now. She is absolutely a post player.
 
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They have Alyssa Thomas, tbh if they like that type of play and want someone similar with a similar skillset for when she sits… Dye would be nice there
Dye and Thomas are totally different players. Thomas has solid handle for a post, plays tenacious defense, and is an excellent facilitator. I don't think there's much comparison, other than rebounding...and it's yet to be determined if Dye's rebounding game will translate to the W.
 
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Dye and Thomas are totally different players. Thomas has solid handle for a post, plays tenacious defense, and is an excellent facilitator. I don't think there's much comparison, other than rebounding...and it's yet to be determined if Dye's rebounding game will translate to the W.
Rebounding and the way she scores, though I think Dye is a better midrange shooter. AT is a great defender(which I think is her motor) and passer and I think that’s the difference in what Dye would need to do(outside of expanding her range) in order to be successful long term. She’s not her necessarily but would be a good piece to learn from and develop under, of course the W isn’t the place for development for most players so there’s that. And definitely Alyssa Thomas is Elite so it’s not to say that Dye today is AT or will ever be
 
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Alexus will make about 1150 dollars a week until she either makes the team and that continues or she is cut. NBA players make over 18000 for the same gig weekly. I hope eventually they can get WNBA players up to 3000 a week minimum. If they need to extend the amount of game played so be it. I think you could fit in a 50 game season which would then generate more revenue and raise salaries.
 
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Alexus will make about 1150 dollars a week until she either makes the team and that continues or she is cut. NBA players make over 18000 for the same gig weekly. I hope eventually they can get WNBA players up to 3000 a week minimum. If they need to extend the amount of game played so be it. I think you could fit in a 50 game season which would then generate more revenue and raise salaries.
Thanks for digging up that information for us.
 
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Alexus will make about 1150 dollars a week until she either makes the team and that continues or she is cut. NBA players make over 18000 for the same gig weekly. I hope eventually they can get WNBA players up to 3000 a week minimum. If they need to extend the amount of game played so be it. I think you could fit in a 50 game season which would then generate more revenue and raise salaries.
Thank you for that information. I was curious about that. At least she will be able to make ends meet for a bit, work on her game, and hopefully get signed somewhere. If not she has a career overseas and anyone who gets her will be lucky to have her.....
 
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That was too fast. Feel like she did not get a fair chance.
Undrafted rookies signed to a training camp rarely do. Her and another girl got waived within days of showing up to camp. In fairness, we all know how competitive it is to make a roster. CT had 20+ players competing for likely 11 roster spots. The cuts will come fast and furious from this point.
 

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