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Breaking Down the Theresa Plaisance, Kristine Anigwe Trade

The Connecticut Sun made the lone move of the 2019 WNBA trade deadline, shipping out 2019 No. 9 overall pick Kristine Anigwe in exchange for Theresa Plaisance of the Dallas Wings.  Connecticut’s window is now. Plaisance is in her sixth year and capable of logging quality minutes as a stretch big option. Anigwe needs time.…

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Speculation and Ideas for WNBA Trade Deadline

WNBA trade deadlines rarely see much movement. Fitting under the league’s hard cap is extremely difficult, and there isn’t much differentiation between the salaries of stars and non-stars. There are essentially two buckets nearly every player falls into: Minimum contracts (or players on rookie-scale deals) and veterans tabbed at or near the max. The 2019…

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Complete Second-Half WNBA Team-by-Team Previews

All too quickly, the WNBA has hit the All-Star break, capping off a weekend that also boasted a beach party featuring Snoop, Iggy Azalea, and DJ Liz Cambage. After everyone recovers and rests up, it’s go time: a six-week push to the end of the regular season. Let’s take a look at where teams currently…

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Do the Connecticut Sun Have a Closer Yet?

The Connecticut Sun sit atop the standings with an 8-1 record more than a quarter of the way through their 2019 schedule. However, WNBA viewers are likely more eager to gauge this team in the postseason. After back-to-back single-elimination exits on their home floor, can someone emerge to make enough plays late in games? The…

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WNBA Coaches, Execs Weigh in on 2019 Roster Cuts

Every WNBA follower has seen it before: The final roster cutdown day can be brutal as teams are forced to finalize their opening night crew. There are only 144 jobs to be had. Even some of the top players coming out of college each year struggle to find a home. One roster cut—UCLA alum and…

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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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L.A. Sparks Went Big with Chiney Ogwumike Trade

The Los Angeles Sparks made a trade to acquire a high-profile low post threat, just not the one so many fans had eagerly anticipated. The Sparks acquired Chiney Ogwumike, not Liz Cambage of the Dallas Wings, from the Connecticut Sun in exchange for L.A.’s 2020 first round pick. Ogwumike’s camp and the Sun front office…

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Finding the WNBA’s Next Diamond in the Rough

The Dallas Wings are in a tough spot. As the team moves on from the trade request of All-WNBA center Liz Cambage, Kayla Thornton represents much more than a young building block and key starter. The undrafted free agent wasn’t supposed to be here, but she quickly stepped in as the key contributor every WNBA…

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Connecticut Sun’s Window is in Serious Danger

The Connecticut Sun are eager to get past the WNBA’s single-elimination playoff hurdle. The upcoming 2019 season is their final chance to do so with any guarantee that their current group will be together. Eight returning members of the club are set to hit free agency in the 2020 offseason. Head coach and general manager…

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Connecticut Sun 2019 Offseason Checklist

Consecutive 21-win seasons and first-round byes haven’t been enough for the Connecticut Sun. This young, up-and-coming team ran into Diana Taurasi’s single-elimination buzzsaw during back-to-back seasons. The 2019 Sun will be another test case in seeing how a top-four seed rebounds from a few early playoff exits. They need a full season of Alyssa Thomas.…

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