Jayda Evans at the Seattle Times writes a provocative article about the opening of free agency in the WNBA. Her comments about the Whalen/Montgomery trade:
Since a source back east said fan/media meddling led to the trade of PG Lindsay Whalen and the second overall draft pick from Connecticut to Minnesota for PG Renee Montgomery and the top overall pick, I’m wondering what you’d conjure up for the Storm or your favorite team.
And check out the comments:
It was no surprise to Shock fans that some of the players didn’t want to go to Tulsa, especially those who attended the event Plenette put together after the team was moved. The mother of one of the players involved in this mess(who was already overseas) said then that her daughter wouldn’t play in the WNBA next summer. What shocked me is how surprised by and unprepared to deal with it the league seemed to be. – CG12
CG12: A few reporters have calls into WNBA for an answer about the dual cored players, but aren’t getting a response. Tulsa has problems anyway because former Shock players don’t want to play there and are rumored not to play in the WNBA this summer. The WNBA may have flexed its rules because it needs big names to draw ticket sales and make games interesting. The Paris twins aren’t going to do that on their own. Still doesn’t make it right. Stay tuned…- Jayda Evans