Tagged Chicago Sky

Astou Ndour, Marta Xargay Lead Spain to FIBA EuroBasket 2019 Title

Chicago Sky forward Astou Ndour was named MVP of EuroBasket 2019 as Spain cruised 86-66 over France in Sunday’s title game. France, led by six-year WNBA veteran Sandrine Gruda and New York Liberty guards Bria Hartley and Marine Johannes, has now finished as the runners-up four straight times, losing three times at the hands of…

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What EuroBasket Departures Mean for Rest of WNBA Season

Women’s EuroBasket 2019 begins June 27 and concludes July 7 with the championship game. 13 WNBA players along with several additional players and prospects of interest are competing in the tournament, and WNBA teams must account for the temporary losses of these players as they compete on this international stage. We don’t know how things…

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What to Make of Chicago Sky’s Starting Lineup Change

The Chicago Sky are off to a 3-2 start and have already made a change to the starting lineup. Acquired before the start of the season in a deal with the Los Angeles Sparks, Jantel Lavender has replaced Gabby Williams on the starting front line next to Stefanie Dolson. The Sky are among the top…

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Early Effects of WNBA’s Cost-Cutting Roster Moves

WNBA teams operate under a hard cap and only get 12 roster spots. It’s a harsh reality of the league’s current state. Rookies, young players coming off rookie-scale deals and veteran bench players alike are often victims to roster crunches, with talent ranking far down the list of reasons why. The guaranteed contract—referred to in…

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Pending WNBA Free Agents with Most on the Line

WNBA free agency and player movement are still difficult to discuss overall. Until the High Post Hoops salary database was published for the first time last season, there was no sizable collection of contract data available to the public. Every decision (or lack thereof) has a consequence. Moves have ripple effects that touch the rest…

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The Trade That Remade Chicago Sky and Atlanta Dream

Trades involving star-level talent don’t happen often in the WNBA. But you don’t have to look back very far to find one, either. Negotiations between the WNBA Players Association and the league on a new collective bargaining agreement will go a long way in shaping the next decade. And one 2017 trade will go a…

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Chicago Sky 2019 Offseason Checklist

The Chicago Sky are now on their second head coach/general manager of the post-Elena Delle Donne era. Owner Michael Alter, who’s very eager to get back to the playoffs, fired Amber Stocks after the 2018 season and announced the hiring of James Wade last month. We know what Alter wants. We know their roster isn’t…

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