To the point, Part 4 (Connecticut Sun)

May 26, 2011 9:37am

Having spent the past two seasons out of the playoffs, the Connecticut Sun will look to return in 2011. Part of the reason why the Sun have their sights set on a return to the playoffs is due to the expected maturation of third-year PG Renee Montgomery. Montgomery, who is in her second season with the team, averaged 13.3ppg and 4.1apg as a second-year player, which would give the indication that she is a good young player. However, her decision-making ability has been questioned throughout her professional career (WNBA and overseas) and will likely continue to be questioned after last night’s subpar performance in an embarrassing 80-56 loss at home to the San Antonio Silver Stars. Still, preseason games are to be taken with a grain of salt, so there’s no need for Sun fans to panic just yet.  Unlike most young point guards, Montgomery is a leader with an impressive pedigree.  She’s a very good athlete at the point guard position and is equipped with a scoring mentality as well as a strong will to win.  One should count on Montgomery being the starting PG all season barring injuries.

That said, veteran Kara Lawson, who split time at the point last season with Montgomery, is a viable option at starting PG should Montgomery struggle as the main lead guard this season. Lawson won an Olympic gold medal in 2008 as the back-up PG to Seattle Storm star PG Sue Bird.

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