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5 Years Later: The Value of Douglas

For years and years, Fever executive Kelly Krauskopf heard from area fans, "trade for Katie Douglas!" Not only did she continue hearing it. She acted upon it. Inquiries were made with Douglas' former employer, the Connecticut Sun, and it was obvious that any acquisition was going to require leaping through some major hurdles. Then, in 2008 -- five years ago last week, in fact -- the trade happened. The All- ...

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Harper, Douglas, Catchings

As the Fever's 2013 roster has become more firm in the past week, we had a flurry of activity late Wednesday leading into a weekend which features Tamika Catchings' involvement in the NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston. With regard to the roster, following last week's free agency announcement, I have received questions about Katie Douglas, Erlana Larkins and Erin Phillips ... "will they be back?" The answer, o ...

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What Laura Harper Brings to the Fever

By Wheat Hotchkiss This week,  Fever President and General Manager Kelly Krauskopf announced that the team had signed Laura Harper to a free agent deal for the 2013 season. A former collegiate star at Maryland, injuries have kept Harper out of the WNBA the past few seasons, but she's now healthy and ready to prove she belongs in the league. At Maryland, Harper had a storied career. She was a starter on the ...

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Kids, Hoops and Infectious Fever

My past year has been a whirlwind of sorts. And all for the good. I got married last April and live with my wonderful wife Melissa and 11-year old stepdaughter Madison (Maddie). In October, the Fever won the WNBA championship and nearly as important, I also won my fantasy baseball championship for the first time in five seasons. I know that's what Fever fans want to hear about ... the PR guy's fantasy baseb ...

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Helping Americans Understand Overseas Leagues

Whenever I speak of our Indiana Fever players playing overseas -- whether in China, Australia, Israel, Turkey, Russia or elsewhere in Europe -- I frequently sense that the conversations lead to more questions than actual answers. Certainly the cultures and languages are often different; and certainly there are rules that are different and in many leagues, there are limitations on the number of foreigners or ...

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What Does the Fever Need and How Does Indiana Improve?

It is time for the free agency season to begin in the WNBA and as the calendar moves to February, I'm thankful. In light of the Indiana Pacers' 12th straight home win, staring into the visiting blue jerseys of the Detroit Pistons, I debated if I was more thankful for PS&E or the Tulsa Shock. Huh? First, I'm always thankful for Pacers Sports & Entertainment, which signs my paycheck. But my debate is ...

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