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Atlanta: Four on Five Defense a Thing of the Past

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[Acquiring Lindsey Harding] was an easy decision for Meadors, the Dream’s general manager and coach. She said her team was played four-on-five on offense last season because of the lack of shooting, not just scoring, from her point guards. It got so bad that she eventually shifted shooting guard Coco Miller to the point in the season’s most-important time, the playoffs, despite the fact she hadn’t played the position much during the season. The Dream played well, but were swept by Seattle in the best-of-five WNBA championship series. Meadors immediately went to work trying to fix her scoring void at the point. Months later, she got her woman on draft day. Harding will make opponents respect her scoring – she’s averaged 11 points per game in her four-year professional career. "People have to guard her," Meadors said. Doug Robertson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes about Lindsey Harding's hopes of an acting career, but the more important news is Atlanta Coach Marynell Meadors implied criticism of Shalee Lehning, the starting point guard in Atlanta last season who was not mentioned by name in the article.