Meighan Simmons cut by Liberty

UNCASVILLE, CT - APRIL 14: Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations Renee Brown poses with Meighan Simmons after being drafted number twenty six overall by the New York Liberty  during the 2014 WNBA Draft Presented By State Farm on April 14, 2014 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.   Copyright 2014 NBAE  (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Photo by Brian Babineau, 2014 NBAE

UNCASVILLE, CT - APRIL 14: Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations Renee Brown poses with Meighan Simmons after being drafted number twenty six overall by the New York Liberty during the 2014 WNBA Draft Presented By State Farm on April 14, 2014 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former Tennessee Lady Vols guard Meighan Simmons was waived Monday by the New York Liberty.

Simmons, who was the 26th pick in the WNBA draft in April, played in all three preseason games. She averaged 2.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 31 minutes per game.

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WaitUntilNextYear writes:

Not surprised, good luck in the real world.
Thanks for your dedication to LV BB.

RoadTrip writes:

The only people that will be surprised by this will be the media that hyped her and the fans that don't really know how the game is played on a high level. Wish her good luck in the real world as WaitUntilNextYear posted. Which is a cool and apropos screen name by the way!

Snapshot writes:

in response to RoadTrip:

The only people that will be surprised by this will be the media that hyped her and the fans that don't really know how the game is played on a high level. Wish her good luck in the real world as WaitUntilNextYear posted. Which is a cool and apropos screen name by the way!

There is absolutely nothing cool about that bitter old dude who hates the UT administration and everything about it. Just read some of his sophomoric rants, he sounds like a spoiled first grader with the name calling. Same old thing over and over.

oldster writes:

Simmons has always been erratic. When good, she is very, very good. When she is not good, she is very, very bad. Evidently, she was in one of her not good spasms while with the Liberty. Bad timing and inconsistency will kill any career.

johnlg00 writes:

This is not necessarily the end of Meighan's pro career. She can either be picked up by another WNBA team or go overseas, which most American pros do for part of the year anyway. No question she has flaws in her game or even in her emotional makeup, but she does have some talents as well. Maybe this will be a wake-up call to do some serious work on herself and could thus be the beginning of a decent career, even if it didn't start the way she wanted.

Theo writes:

Okay Road Trip quit responding to yourself. No other explanation.
Re: MS, obviously wound too tight if she played 31 minutes a game and only averaged a couple of points. Or no one passed her the ball. Have no idea but she is too good of a player to not make it in the WNBA. Will hope, like John she gets to play overseas and then comes back and catches on with a WNBA team.
Seems like the anxiety bug just bites this kid big time.

underthehill writes:

If you only had to play offense..Meghan might have had a chance..she is the most physically talented player I have ever seen..lady or man..who simply had no idea how to play defense..I have to say I think this was in part due to the coaching staff and in part due to Megham being so focused on nothing but getting a shot up..but whatever the reason..she simply did not have the ability to anticipate what the opponent was going to do and it never got much better in her entire Vol career...so why would it be different as a pro..like others I hope she can play overseas and somehow learn the basics of playing defense..

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