Thursday, August 13, 2009

Meadors: "I Didn't Want to [Trade Young]"



Here is a quote from Ken Sugiura's article from the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

"I didn't want to [trade Young], Dream coach and general manager Marynell Meadors said. "She wanted to be traded, according to her and her agent. I tried to accomodate her."

Will happiness reign and a hundred thousand flowers bloom? Time will tell. (If you missed the article, it was buried under the last page of the sport section, under an article about fishing. No joke.)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

How did MM try to accomodate her, by sitting her on the bench. Nice accomodation

Scarab said...

Is this article on the AJC website?

pt said...

It was in the paper. It was only about three paragraphs long. I'll post it in the comments tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

The accomodation was meeting her request to be traded. Her playing time was her own doing. Think she was better than who was in front of her? At 33% shooting? Clanging free throws off the iron? Nice kid and still has potential, but let's get real here, her game simply never blossomed. For her sake let's hope it does in Chicago.

deedee12 said...

How could Tamera 'develop' as you say sitting on a bench? The girl has a vertical lift out of this world, can shoot and run. Are you blind? You so want Shalee to be the Great W***** Hope and she's so not. If she wasn't with the Dream, she wouldn't be starting anywhere else unless it was back in college. You people make me sick. Stop hating. Tamera was our #1 pick last year. MM had it in for her for some reason and benched her. Try raising your stats sitting on the bench. The proof will be in the pudding. The SKY is the limit for Tamera. Keep watching.

Anonymous said...

Ummmm....I'm not white and I'm actually a big Ivory fan, not that I don't think Shalee is solid. But thanks for the complete miss on the stereotype. Tamera has awesome hops but the shooting part proved bad even last year and she did not improve overseas either. She is not a horrible player, just not going to get playing time behind so many other good players in ATL. She got what she wanted in being traded and I do hope she does well at the Sky.

Anonymous said...

lol mm is full of sh*t

Anonymous said...

LOL you are full of something if you don't believe her. Young asked for a trade. Doesn't make Young a bad person, players in her situation have done that many times. She got a new home and can show her skills there. Not a happy ending if you wanted to see her play in Atlanta, but best thing for her given the new Dream roster. Good news is that Meadors actually managed to get a good player in return.

pt said...

The entire article:

With 12 games remaining in the season, the Dream traded 2008 first-round draft pick Tamera Young on Monday, acceding to her request to be dealt.

The Dream, in the hunt for a playoff berth after going 4-30 in their inaugural season, acquired guard Armintie Price, a former rookie of the year, from the Chicago Sky.

"I didn't want to [trade Young]," Dream coach and general manager Marynell Meadors said. "She wanted to be traded, according to her and her agent. I tried to accomodate her."

After starting 13 of 33 games last season, Young's minutes fell this season, in part because of an ankle injury. Price is expected to be in uniform Thursday for the Dream's game against the Detroit Shock at Philips Arena.

Anonymous said...

Look at the stats, Young's minutes fell before the ankle injury. The night of the ankle injury was the night she played most.

Anonymous said...

First and foremost, I'm agreeing with DeeDee12, how can your stats increase when you are sitting on the bench? You want to talk about let's be real, then hear this, the girl is good obviously better then most if she is in the WNBA!! Who are you to judge how someone stats are when you are in the stands cheering. And how was her stats going to increase b/c when she does finally get out on the court if she took 1 shot and missed it, she couldn't take another one b/c MM was taking her out of the game. Really dude!! Let's face it, MM had her in the dog house!! For what reason, we all don't know but you can't just keep good talent on the bench as expect for them to want to stay in a situation were you are just cheering. In that case she would be a cheerleader not a PROFESSIONAL basketball player. And as for her overseas, you must not read the articles and heard her interview on the Dreams website, she help them win the Championship!!! Obviously she's more than good!!! And as for the trade, she didn't want to be traded. I follow all of the players on their tweets and she loved it in ATL and she also loved her teammates, so why would she want to leave? MM just said that so the heat can get off her about the trade. She had it made up in her mind that she was going to trade Young that's exactly why Young was on the bench so much. MM was trying to distance herself away from Young so it wouldn't be so hard when she did let her go. But let's just say that Young did want to be traded, wouldn't you? MM basically backed her up in a corner!! It's either are you going to sit and be a cheerleader or are you going to do what you know you can do, and that's play ball. If I was Young I would have left too!!

Young will blossom!! And her name will ring bells just like everyone elses very soon!!! Good luck to AP there b/c she is going to need it!! Maybe MM will go sit her tail down somewhere and let a real coach(Ross) coach the team!!