At some point the WNBA dream has to come to an end for some players in training camp.
Today’s look around media coverage of the WNBA begins with a couple of cuts from yesterday.
- Kristofer Habbas of SB Nation Arizona reported that the Phoenix Mercury released 5’11” guard Brittney Thomas from yesterday. He notes that Thomas might have had a better chance at a roster spot had the Mercury not drafted Samantha Prahalis, who has been looking good in camp thus far. Read more >>>
- The Chicago Sky sent out a release announcing that they have released Thomas’ former Michigan State Spartans teammate Lykendra Johnson, who signed with the team on April 25. With Johnson’s release, the Sky now stand at 15 players.
- Jayda Evans of the Seattle Times looks at Tina Thompson’s decision to move from the L.A. Sparks to the Seattle Storm as a free agent this off-season. Among the reasons Thompson gave for the switch was wanting to be in a place where she wanted to wake up and come to work. Thompson could end up filling the small forward spot for the Storm this year although she doesn’t consider herself a “3”. Read more >>>
- Jeff Jacobs of the Hartford Courant documented the medical history of Dawn Evans, who went undrafted in the 2011 WNBA Draft but is currently in the Connecticut Sun’s training camp with full medical clearance. In the interim, Evans played in Germany and won a league championship. Read more >>>
- Jordan Cox of TulsaPeople.com gets inside the office and mind of new Tulsa Shock coach Gary Kloppenburg with a photo gallery to accompany an interview. Kloppenburg says that his challenge is “putting together a team about which Tulsa can get excited.” Read more >>>
- Joan Niesen of the Fox Sports North looks at the trio of Minnesota Lynx players that will be competing in the Olympics for the US Women’s Basketball Senior National Team: Seimone Augustus, Maya Moore, and Lindsay Whalen. Moreso than a testament to their individual skills, Niesen argues that the three represent the type of tea players that USA Basketball desires. Read more >>>
- Dominic Bossi of WAToday was also talking chemistry in a feature about the Opals and the importance of the Seattle Storm’s Lauren Jackson spending the first half of the WNBA season at home to train for the Olympics. Even without Penny Taylor, the Opals are hoping that the extra time spent together will help them as they aim to win gold this summer. Read more >>>
- Casey Phillips of the Washington Mystics tweeted pictures of the Mystics taking part in a Navy SEAL training as a team building activity. You can see the photos here and here.
- Whet Moser of Chicago magazine summarizes Chicago Sun-Times sportswriter “Joe Cowley’s unfortunate escapade on Twitter.” As part of his rant, he was compelled to suggest to Sloane Martin that Title IX is a joke, which Moser takes him to task for. Cowley says the whole thing was satire; Moser says the “whole thing’s just depressing.” Read more >>>