On another thread, I noted that she opted out during the season. She made it known at the time that she was not returning.
Eh, I think it's considerably different in several regards. Fernstrom was something of a scorer so I think it was a let down when she wasn't able to do that here. The excpectations will be different for Helgrem.I try to stay positive.. but this feels like Fernstrom 2.0
I agree, we need a better defensive presence inside and rebounding, If she does those and is reasonably mobile getting from end to end she will be a good addition. Even if she was a Fernstrom clone that would still be a good addition in my opinion (Stats). Fernstrom could be kind of nifty around the basket but she lacked quickness although she had better footwork than many posts we have had. Fernstrom averaged 5pts & 5rbds a game at only 16 minutes/game, so if she had closer to starter minutes she would have been close to a double double player. In the one brief video online & Bailey looks like she might be mobile or at least more so than Fernstrom or Buckingham. At 6'5" she is certainly more imposing than anyone we currently have.Eh, I think it's considerably different in several regards. Fernstrom was something of a scorer so I think it was a let down when she wasn't able to do that here. The excpectations will be different for Helgrem.
Also, in defense of Fernstrom she was best suited to a slower paced game. She was really not the kind of player who could possibly thrive in Stollings' run and gun style. I don't know that there would be such a mismatch in this case.
Also, Helgrem won't have the strain of playing for an abusive jackass.