Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dream Sign Marlies Gipson to Training Camp Contract

Even though there is no press release from the Dream, the Dream have signed Marlies Gipson to a training camp contract.

Gipson is a 6-0 power forward out of Kansas State - she can provide some familiar company for second-round Dream draft pick Shalee Lehning. Gipson averaged 13.4 ppg/5.1 rpg/1.4 apg. The only injury hx I can find is from Wikipedia, which mentions a knee cap injury in 2006-07.

Her draft profile from WNBA Draft Net is here.

This still leaves one spot open in training camp. The list now looks like this:

A: Players Who Played Last Year

C Snow (free agent signing)

F/C de Souza
F Lacy
F Lyttle

G/F Castro Marques
G Latta
G Young

B: Players Who Didn't Play Last Year, But Whom We Expect To Play

C Anderson
G Teasley
F Holdsclaw

C: Players Acquired by Draft or Who Have Not Signed a Contract

C Leuchanka
G/F McCoughtry
G Lehning
F Gipson


TJ said...

why didn't they just draft Gipson???? their actions sound pretty dumb to me...get with it ATL front office...how about signing SHOOTING GUARDS, since you waived ALL of them from last season?!?!?!?!?

pt said...

TJ, one commenter down below stated that Jessica Morrow figured that her chances of being signed were in the single-digit percentages and simply declined to sign a training camp contract. I guess either

a) Gipson was their "next best available" or
b) they're seriously thinking about a role for Shalee Lehning and want her to have some company to help her adjust

As for shooting guards, I suspect the fault lies with the fact that Coach Meadors thinks Iziane Castro Marques is just the bee's knees.

Anonymous said...

Keep watching....dream is not done yet my friend....