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CKR13
02-22-2016, 11:19 PM
Draft Day is on April 14, 2016 where the Storm gets to pick first overall for the second consecutive year.

Meanwhile, Dallas Red Wings signed Glory Johnson to a multi-year contract.

CKR13
03-22-2016, 11:14 PM
Candice Wiggins has announced her retirement after eight seasons. She is one of the Stanford greats and perhaps one of the collegiate pantheons as well. NY Liberty will greatly miss her presence off the bench.

carlo
03-31-2016, 06:24 AM
Former Seattle Storm great and Australian NT legend Lauren Jackson officially announced her retirement. Her career was plagued by persistent injuries since the last three years.

Jackson won two WNBA titles with the Storm and one WC with Australian NT, but she never won gold at the Olympics.

http://storm.wnba.com/news/lauren-jackson-announces-retirement/

CKR13
04-15-2016, 12:44 AM
Breanna Stewart drafted 1st overall by the Storm. Their front-court is loaded.

carlo
04-15-2016, 06:24 AM
No surprise on #1 pick, interestingly top three picks went to the same college trio for the first time in WNBA draft history!
Julie Allemand (Bel), is the only non-USA draftee who played outside USA, she's just 19-year old.
Lia Galdeira (ex Washington St) skipped her final college season and has played in Bulgaria.
Among not drafted players, Courtney Williams (Texas A&M) is surprisingly out.

carlo
05-03-2016, 06:35 PM
NY Liberty added Shavonte Zellous and Shoni Schimmel to their backcourt, to replace injured Epiphanny Prince. Schimmel was traded from Atlanta Dream, after being recently criticized for showing up to training camp out of shape.

carlo
05-12-2016, 07:17 PM
Brazilian F/C Damiris Dantas suspended for the whole season by Atlanta Dream. She didn't report to Dream's training camp and won't play for any WNBA team in the current season.
http://dream.wnba.com/news/atlanta-dream-waives-four-finalize-roster/

On the other hand, Dantas will join Brazilian NT on June 2.
https://twitter.com/basquetebrasil/status/730720987076018176

carlo
05-16-2016, 07:06 PM
After the (unexpected) release of rookie Jamie Weisner by Sun, a record five Canadian players have started the new WNBA season. They are two veterans, Natalie Achonwa and Kayla Alexander, and three Rookies, Adut Bulgak, Nirra Fields and Ruth Hamblin.

CKR13
05-17-2016, 12:43 AM
Candace Parker dominated Storm's front-line with an emphatic 34pts performance to lead the rout. Makes me wonder again why Parker is not on Team USA's Rio finalists.

CKR13
05-30-2016, 02:21 AM
Vintage Diana Taurasi tonight as Phoenix got their first win. Taurasi was all the difference maker. Still, at her age, Taurasi won't be able to handle this much usage especially early in the season. Phoenix will need to get better as a team in achieving cohesion in the offense. They just can't hope for Taurasi to bail them out like tonight.

carlo
06-02-2016, 10:14 AM
Fever's guard Maggie Lucas done for the season with torn ACL.

http://espn.go.com/wnba/story/_/id/15885554/maggie-lucas-indiana-fever-miss-rest-season-torn-acl

carlo
06-02-2016, 04:13 PM
Guess who made Rookie of the Month...
http://www.wnba.com/news/breanna-stewart-wnba-rookie-of-month-may-2016/

carlo
06-11-2016, 06:09 AM
It's not only Breanna Stewart making a splash among this season's rookies. Former college teammate Morgan Tuck was high yesterday for Connecticut's win over Seattle, with 20 points in 20' (8/10 FG shooting). Seattle is btw Stewart's squad.
Another rookie, center Imani Boyette topped Chicago over Indiana with 16 pts (8/12 FG) and 12 rebounds.

carlo
06-12-2016, 11:35 AM
Nneka Ogwumike led undefeated LA Sparks over Dallas with 32 pts finishing perfect in shooting, 12/12 FG (incl. one three) and 7/7 FT. She also grabbed 10 rebounds.

Macrosient
06-12-2016, 05:59 PM
Some wnba highlights this season:
Courtney Vandersloot 10 Pts 8 Asts vs Washington Mystics (01.06.16)
https://youtu.be/gAWQrtovEx8
Kayla McBride 20 Pts Full Highlights vs Los Angeles Sparks (02.06.16)
https://youtu.be/4uTYCVjjIL0
Candace Parker 26 Pts 9 Rebs Full Highlights vs Chicago Sky (24.05.16)
https://youtu.be/IMg7WJoMEfI

carlo
06-20-2016, 07:09 AM
Backup center Natasha Howard was perfect in shooting (7/7 FG, 2/2 FT in just 17' action) for Minesota win over Seattle, 96-84. Undefeated Lynx finished with 56% FG shooting.

carlo
07-01-2016, 06:31 AM
Career-high for Nneka Ogwumike leading LA Sparks to victory with 38 pts (13/14 FG shooting) plus 11 reb and 5 bs. Simply amazing this season, Ogwumike is the League's best FG shooter with 68.3%.

carlo
07-06-2016, 05:59 AM
Maya Moore hit 6 threes and finished with 33 pts to lead Minnesota over Chicago 87-82. Sky's Elena Delle Donne scored a season high 38 pts with 5/6 FG3 and a perfect 11/11 FT. She also collected 10 reb in her losing effort.

carlo
07-07-2016, 05:43 AM
Fw Glory Johnson 23 pts and 22 reb on Tuesday win of Dallas over Phoenix was the first 20-20 in this season.

carlo
07-08-2016, 05:45 AM
Connecticut beat Minensota 93-89 after OT. Guard Alex Bentley was the game hero hitting 3 three-pointers in the final minutes to close the gap and tie the score at the regulation time and send the Sun to OT. She scored other seven points for the final win over Lynx. Maya Moore topped all scorers with 40 pts, Chiney Ogwumike came off the bench with 21 pts for the Sun hitting a perfect 8/8 FG and 5/5 FT.

carlo
07-20-2016, 01:27 PM
Atlanta Dream's Sancho Lyttle broke her foot and is out for season. She also will miss the Olympics as Spain Sr NT F/C and will probably be replaced by San Antonio's Astou Ndour.

http://www.fiba.com/olympicswomen/2016/news/spain-lose-lyttle-ndour-likely-to-step-in-for-rio-olympics

carlo
09-02-2016, 06:25 AM
Sun's rookie fw Morgan Tuck will undergo surgery to repair torn cartilage from knee injury, missing the rest of season. Tuck has a long story of knee injuries dating back to 2009 (USA U16 team trials).

carlo
09-13-2016, 06:27 AM
Chicago Sky fw Elena Delle Donne to have surgery to her right thumb she injured last week. No timetable for her return was announced and it looks unlikely she can be back on time for playoffs.

carlo
09-28-2016, 05:44 AM
Forward Nneka Ogwumike is the 2016 WNBA MVP, a deserved achievement after she led LA Sparks to the playoffs. Nneka also led the league with 66.5% FG shooting and accounted for 73.7% in overall shooting, best in WNBA history.

http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/17654462/nneka-ogwumike-los-angeles-sparks-named-wnba-mvp-2016-season

carlo
10-01-2016, 09:51 AM
2016 All-Rookie team:

Moriah Jefferson, G, San Antonio Stars
Aerial Powers, Fw, Dallas Wings
Breanna Stewart, Fw, Seattle Storm
Imani Boyette, C, Chicago Sky
Tiffany Mitchell, G, Indiana Fever

Breanna Stewart named RoY, receiving 38 out of 39 total votes.

carlo
10-21-2016, 05:34 AM
Nneka Ogwumike scored the winning basket and Candace Parker was named the finals MVP as LA Sparks edged Lynx 77-76 in the finals deciding game. It's the first Sparks title since 2002 and the first ever for Parker, who topped all scorers with 28. Maya Moore led the losers with 23.