Tagged WNBA Free Agency

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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What International Prospect Alina Iagupova Brings to L.A. Sparks

The Los Angeles Sparks signed Ukrainian guard/wing Alina Iagupova last week. She’s a current teammate of Sparks restricted free agent point guard Chelsea Gray for Cukurova Mersin in Turkey. “I’m excited to sign Alina Iagupova,” Sparks general manager Penny Toler said in a team release. “Alina has played at a high level overseas for several…

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Tierra Ruffin-Pratt is Exactly What Los Angeles Sparks Needed

The Los Angeles Sparks signed unrestricted free agent guard/wing Tierra-Ruffin Pratt one week after losing fellow unrestricted free agent Essence Carson to the Phoenix Mercury. Ruffin-Pratt arrives in Los Angeles after spending the first six years of her WNBA career with the Washington Mystics. Carson had been a key member of the Sparks rotation for…

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What Briann January’s Return Means for Phoenix Mercury

The Phoenix Mercury re-signed six-time All-Defense selection Briann January to a multi-year deal, per a team release. Phoenix struck gold last offseason, acquiring an ideal fit with its star players at a relatively low cost. (They turned Danielle Robinson (a poor fit with Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner) and the No. 8 overall pick into…

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What Shenise Johnson’s Return Means for Indiana Fever Rebuild

The Indiana Fever kicked off the 2019 offseason by re-signing Natalie Achonwa, Erica Wheeler and Shenise Johnson. The latter was a key contributor to Indiana’s 2015 WNBA Finals run but missed the entire 2018 season. The Fever open 2019’s campaign on May 24 in New York, nearly two years since Johnson last played a WNBA…

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How Karima Christmas-Kelly Helps Minnesota Lynx

The Minnesota Lynx made one of early 2019 WNBA free agency’s biggest moves by signing unrestricted free agent wing Karima Christmas-Kelly. She played upward of 900 minutes through the 2015, ’16 and ’17 seasons with the Tulsa/Dallas franchise. Her statistical profile was quite steady across that span, including a true shooting percentage right around 54 and…

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