Tagged Connecticut Sun

Here Are Your WNBA Most Improved Player Candidates

Criteria for the WNBA’s Most Improved Player award can be tough to specify with great detail.  Last season’s winner was clear. Natasha Howard filled every gap for the Seattle Storm as she joined forces with their four returning starters. She ended up being exactly what the Storm needed, and her production helped fuel a one-year…

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Connecticut Sun Close in on No. 1 Seed

The Connecticut Sun are now in pole position in the WNBA standings with six games remaining in their regular-season schedule.  They secured an ever-important tiebreaker with Friday’s comeback win over the Las Vegas Aces. (They already held the tiebreaker over the Washington Mystics who also sit at 20-8 after Friday’s action.) That means this up-and-coming…

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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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