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I didn’t understand Austin signing a 3 year contract knowing that CBass and Harten were also in the side. As others have pointed out, there were other sides where she’d almost certainly be a starting player either now or in a year’s time.
The other point of having strong competition is that it pushes players to improve across all metrics.
Cara Koenan has improved her game to the point where she’s taking court time from Proscovia or Wood at times, so it is possible.
I understand that it’s frustrating for young players but a starting position isn’t theirs by right – they have to earn it, and if that means moving, so be it. No different in many other codes. Sharni Layton and Erin Bell are two classic examples of players who sat on the bench for many years, shifted, and eventually made the Diamonds.