Chicago Sky guard who knocked down Caitlin Clark now implies she isn’t good for anything except 3-point shooting

Orel Dizon
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Chennedy Carter, the Chicago Sky guard who committed a hard foul on Caitlin Clark on Saturday, doesn’t seem to be a fan of the Indiana Fever star.

During the third quarter of the Sky’s loss, Carter talked trash to Clark right before knocking her down to the floor with an apparent cheap shot. After the contest, she was given the opportunity to share her side of the incident but brushed aside any “Caitlin Clark questions.”

The 25-year-old then took a shot at the rookie on social media, implying that the Fever guard does not bring anything else to the table besides 3-point shooting.

Chennedy Carter and Caitlin Clark

Naturally, there might be some pushback on Carter’s assertion from a lot of folks, especially because Clark has shown the potential to be one of the WNBA’s top stars. The University of Iowa product has already proven to be a transcendent player, at least in the marketing department, as she has helped spark considerable interest in the league.

But like many other first-year pros, she has struggled to perform as well as she probably hoped to upon joining the league. Clark is averaging 16.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks per game through her first 10 contests, proving she is more than just a 3-point threat. However, she is shooting just 37.6 percent from the field and 31.0 percent from beyond the arc and is turning the ball over 5.6 times per contest.

The Fever also sport a 2-8 record, placing them near the bottom of the standings. Retired NBA enforcer Matt Barnes seemingly attributes the team’s struggles partly to its failure to protect its star.

Because of her popularity, Clark will likely continue to be targeted by opponents wanting to prove a point, such as Carter. Perhaps the WNBA upgrading the foul (which was originally ruled as an away-from-the-ball foul) to a flagrant violation might deter other players from hitting Clark hard.

It remains to be seen how Carter will act the next time Indiana and Chicago meet on the floor. The teams will face off again twice in June before concluding their regular-season series in late August.

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Orel's passion for sports stems from following Michael Jordan’s last title runs with the Chicago Bulls and his namesake Orel Hershiser’s Cleveland Indians tenure in the late 1990s.