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Breaking Down Another Big Week of WNBA Free Agency

While not quite matching the record-setting pace of the first wave, WNBA Free Agency’s second week hasn’t lacked excitement. That said, a few teams have been conspicuously quiet in comparison to the rest. The Indiana Fever, Minnesota Lynx and New York Liberty have largely sat out the proceedings while everyone else has loaded up or…

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Breaking Down WNBA’s Wild Week of Free Agency

February 10 kicked off an exciting flurry of free-agent activity for the WNBA, and each of the 12 franchises has made moves they hope will improve their roster for the upcoming 2020 season. With the new CBA in place, some teams—like the Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury—have pounced with large dollar offers to entice…

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What to Expect From the WNBA’s New CBA

With the recent announcement that collective bargaining agreement negotiations between the WNBA and the WNBPA have been extended to January 15, (and with free agency set to begin February 1), it seems like the new CBA is imminent. While there are many unknowns until the final document actually goes public, there are some educated guesses…

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Imagining the WNBA’s Hot Stove That Isn’t

Right now fans could be watching Twitter feeds for any clue as to the future destinations of some of the WNBA best talents in free agency. But they’re not. Everything is quiet amid a missed opportunity. The league’s horrible compensation structure—which gives players as a group a mere 20 percent of basketball revenues—is mostly to…

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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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Odyssey Sims and the State of WNBA Restricted Free Agency

Last month’s trade between the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx centering around sixth-year guard Odyssey Sims brought an end to a fascinating two-year run. Sims and the Sparks went through two cycles of restricted free agency that produced vastly different results. First, she re-upped with L.A. prior to last season on a one-year, $65,000…

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Breaking Down Marine Johannes’ Fit with New York Liberty

The New York Liberty needed to add some perimeter scoring coming off a 7-27 finish in 2018. They’ll look to bolster that perimeter attack around eight-time All-WNBA forward Tina Charles as they enter Katie Smith’s second season as head coach. New general manager Jonathan Kolb announced the signing of Marine Johannes on March 21. She…

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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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Renee Montgomery is Perfect for Nicki Collen, Atlanta Dream

The Atlanta Dream made one of the 2018 offseason’s marquee moves by signing unrestricted free agent guard Renee Montgomery. 2018 WNBA Coach of the Year Nicki Collen struck a perfect balance to address what the Dream needed most. The Dream rode a late-season surge to nab the second overall seed and a double-bye into last…

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