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Candace Parker Injures Shoulder (Again)

Candace Parker

Talk about the injury to your shoulder.
I just went up for a rebound and came down and it kind of popped out. Right now it’s feeling good, but we’ll go back (to the hotel) and do treatment and reevaluate from there. It’s happened numerous times before.

You got off to a great start. The U.S. seems to have so many different options inside.
I was really proud of Tina Charles, I thought she did a great job tonight battling. Sylvia was big as always, she’s always big for us. Asjha Jones came in and did well as well as Candice Dupree, Crystal Langhorne, so te list goes on. We’re very strong at the four position and we’re able to run up and down the floor with anybody. We’re big, we’re talented, we’re athletic, we’re long and I think we did a great job tonight. Coach mentioned we need to rebound a lot better, but it was our first game so we’ll improve there.

How much does it help to have a veteran like Sue Bird getting the ball to the post players in the right spots?
It does, it helps a lot to have her a point guard as a leader. I think she really understands the game and really has an effect on the court, she’s like a coach on the court, she understands where the ball needs to go.

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Posted by on October 11, 2009 in CANDACE, charles, geno, Parker, Tina, uconn, USA

 

Candace Parker Back To Form

 
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Team USA member Candace Parker says she's back to form after giving birth.
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Team USA member Candace Parker says she’s back to form after giving birth.

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WASHINGTON — There was good news from Candace Parker after her fourth day in camp Monday with the U.S. women’s national basketball team.
“From a player standpoint, I feel like I’m back,” said the 6-4 guard-forward-center, who led Tennessee to two NCAA titles and was a key player for the 2008 Olympic team that won gold in Beijing.
Parker gave birth to a daughter May 13 and by July was playing for the Los Angeles Sparks, averaging 13.1 points during the regular season and 18 in the playoffs. Now she’s part of a 13-player U.S. national team headed to Ekaterinburg, Russia, for a Friday-Sunday tournament.
“I feel like I’m back to where I was,” says Parker. “If anyone sits and doesn’t play 5-on-5 basketball for nine months, they’d be rusty regardless of what my body went through to have the baby. Obviously there was some rust from that. Obviously, I needed to get my body back to where it was. There were timing issues, rhythm.”
Parker’s weight problem is keeping pounds on. She’s at 175, down five to seven pounds from last year.
“Nursing will do that to you while playing,” said Parker, 23, married to Shelden Williams of the Boston Celtics.
Parker feels she can be stronger than ever and not just because she plans to spend a lot of the offseason in the weight room: “I’m a lot healthier. I’m eating better because I’m eating for two. The vitamins and all the stuff I’m taking — pre-natal pills, iron, calcium — had made my body feel healthier. I eat less fried food.
“Giving birth has made a difference in more ways than one. It changed my life and changed the way I look at my body and what I need to do to help it perform at the highest level.”
Parker is bringing daughter, Lailaa, 5 months, to Russia and will get child-care help from her mother.
“It’s tough,” said Parker of combining the newborn and international team travel. “Fortunately, I’ve been blessed with a very good baby. She is so just ‘go with the flow’.”
Team roster: Parker is part of a 13-player roster, named after a six-day camp in Washington, D.C., ended Monday, that will play a Friday-Sunday tournament in Ekaterinburg against European club teams. The event is the first step in the buildup to the 2010 world championships and 2012 Olympics for national coach Geno Auriemma, who also has coached Connecticut to seven NCAA titles.
Thirteen players are making the trip. The only healthy available player in the 19-player camp not going is UConn junior Maya Moore, who told USA Basketball beforehand she would not be traveling because of class commitments.
The team: Bird (Seattle Storm), Swin Cash (Seattle), Tina Charles (Univ. of Connecticut), Shameka Christon (NY Liberty), Candice Dupree (Chicago Sky), Sylvia Fowles (Chicago), Lindsey Harding (Washington Mystics), Asjha Jones (Connecticut Sun), Crystal Langhorne (Washington), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream), Renee Montgomery (Minnesota Lynx), Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks), Candice Wiggins (Minnesota).
Also in the national team pool but currently injured: Jayne Appel (knee), Stanford; Seimone Augustus (knee), Minnesota Lynx; Alana Beard (ankle), Washington Mystics; Kara Lawson (quadriceps tendinits), Sacramento Monarchs; Lindsay Whalen (eye), (Connecticut Sun).
Four players were unavailable because of their participation in the WNBA finals: Cappie Pondexter, Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury; Tamika Catchings, Ebony Hoffman, Indiana Fever.
The 23-player national pool includes eight 2008 gold medalists: Parker, Augustus, Bird, Catchings, Fowles, Lawson, Pondexter and Taurasi.
 
 

Candace Parker Makes It To USA Training Camp

Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks
How does it feel to be back with the USA National Team
It feels great to be back out here. Obviously I’m excited. It’s weird to think that four years ago I was just starting with USA Basketball on the National Team level. It’s always good to get a head start, I’m excited. I think we’re doing really well in training camp. I’m looking forward to it.

On playing without the recently retired USA Basketball veterans:
It’s weird they’re not here. Lisa texted me on the bus ride. I told her I missed her. It’s weird, especially with me playing with her in LA and USA Basketball, it’s weird not to have her here. But I think that every good thing has to come to an end for something else to start. That’s what we’re doing, we’re going for our fifth Olympic gold medal in a row and I think it’s a good start.

On some of the younger players:
There are a lot of young players here who have done well with this being their first training camp. I think Tina Charles has done a remarkable job. She’s had great practices, as well as Maya Moore. Other players who have been here have done well also. Crystal Langhorne, she’s my age and has been here before, she’s played well. I’m excited about where this is headed.

On playing for Geno:
It’s great. You know, everybody hears about the rivalries of Tennessee and Connecticut, but when we come here everybody puts away those jerseys and puts on a USA Basketball jersey and plays on the same team. I’ve learned a lot just in the two days I’ve been here, from him and his coaching staff. It’s a great way and direction that USA Basketball went.

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Posted by on October 4, 2009 in basketball, CANDACE, fiba, USA

 

Team USA Reunited

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2009 in bryant, Dwayne, Dwight, Howard, Kobe, LAKERS, USA, Wade

 
 
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