June 26, 2016
There was a lot going on in the WNBA this weekend and the action wasn’t only on the court. The San Antonio Stars got their third win of the season after defeating the Atlanta Dream and the Indiana Fever got back on track winning in Dallas. Becky Hammon is now among the greats hanging from the rafters in San Antonio’s AT&T Center as the Stars retired her jersey in a ceremony following Saturday’s game. The Sparks continued their winning ways and the Mercury escaped in New York with an overtime win. Finally, the Lynx were surprisingly blown out in Washington! But what had everyone talking last night were the trades and cuts that took place around the league! It was a lot to keep up with so in case you missed it here is all that went down.
The Connecticut Sun traded starting center Kelsey Bone to the Phoenix Mercury in exchange for Courtney Williams, a rookie from South Florida who was the 8th pick in the 2016 WNBA draft by the Mercury, draft rights to Jillian Alleyne, former University of Oregon star who was also drafted this year by the Mercury but has been inactive due to an ACL tear suffered during her senior season, and a 2017 2nd round pick (via San Antonio) which Phoenix received in the trade that sent Monique Currie to the Stars. The Mercury also sent veteran guard Noelle Quinn to the Seattle Storm in exchange for rights to Angel Robinson, who hasn’t actually played in the league since the 2014 season but plays overseas. The Seattle Storm waived rookie Blake Dietrick and third year center Markeisha Gatling. This leaves the Storm with a roster of 11 which means they have the option to sign a 12th player if they decide to. [Read more…]