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2013-14 Chicago Sky offseason: Sky bolster their frontcourt in the 2014 WNBA draft
by Swish Appeal
posted April 16, 2014 at 10:20pm

After earning their first-ever playoff berth in 2013, the Chicago Sky will look to win their first playoff game and advance beyond the first round in 2014. Now without further or do, let's take a quick look.   1. Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury...more

Missouri's Bri Kulas blogs about the experience of hearing her name called during the 2014 WNBA Draft
by Swish Appeal
posted April 16, 2014 at 10:16pm

In our latest guest blog, Missouri's Bri Kulas recounts the experience of waiting for the San Antonio Stars to select her with the 28th pick of the 2014 WNBA Draft and her experience of training camp. Monday night was a moment in my life when I realize...more

Gonzaga guard Haiden Palmer drafted; Lisa Mispley Fortier hired
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted April 16, 2014 at 10:10pm

It's been an eventful week across the Cascades. Gonzaga had its all-time fifth player drafted to the WNBA in G Haiden Palmer. The Oregon State transfer was picked up by Indiana with its 29th overall pick (third round). She joins All-Star Courtney Vandersl...more

Sun trade former MVP Charles to Liberty, select Ogwumike No. 1 in 2014 WNBA Draft
by Swish Appeal
posted April 15, 2014 at 9:01pm

Connecticut selects Stanford star Chiney Ogwumike with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA Draft and trades Tina Charles to the New York Liberty for Kelsey Bone and the rights to Alyssa Thomas. UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Connecticut Sun went 10-24 in 2013. I...more

The wild WNBA 2014 Draft
by They're Playing Basketball
posted April 15, 2014 at 8:54pm

Draft board:2014 WNBA DRAFT - ROUND 11 Connecticut Sun (10-24), Chiney Ogwumike 2 Tulsa Shock (11-23), Odyssey Sims 3 San Antonio Stars (12-22), Kayla McBride 4 New York Liberty (11-23), Alyssa Thomas 5 Indiana Fever (16-18), Natasha Howard 6 Washington M...more

Storm coach Brian Agler talks rookies; Tianna Hawkins responds to being traded
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted April 15, 2014 at 8:44pm

Storm coach Brian Agler sounded defensive when I suggested he plays more to win now and doesn't prefer true rookies on his WNBA team. It's what the facts show when looking at his history since being hired in 2008. Only one draft pick remains after Agler, ...more

WNBA draft preview
by They're Playing Basketball
posted April 14, 2014 at 10:32pm

Chiney Ogwumike and Odyssey Sims are expected to lead the WNBA draft class.The WNBA has a mock draft.Team overviews.The Indiana Fever have options.Maryland's Alyssa Thomas awaits her fate, while the Mystics are looking for depth.Ten questions and answers ...more

2014 WNBA draft prospect profile: Bria Hartley, UConn
by Swish Appeal
posted April 13, 2014 at 10:14am

Projecting a starring role for Bria Hartley in the WNBA is difficult statistically, but her combination of distributing and scoring efficiency could make her a big contributor as a combo guard in the right situation. By almost any reasonable standard, ...more

Stefanie Dolson's defensive presence at UConn and potential as a 2014 WNBA prospect
by Swish Appeal
posted April 12, 2014 at 8:22pm

UConn center Stefanie Dolson gained national recognition for her defensive ability in winning the WBCA Defensive Player of the Year award. Yet it might be her passing ability that really sets her apart from other centers as a 2014 WNBA draft prospect. ...more

2014 WNBA draft prospect profile: Meighan Simmons, Tennessee
by Swish Appeal
posted April 12, 2014 at 9:17am

Over the course of the 2013-14 NCAA season, we've been watching a set of 10 WNBA prospects closely. With the draft just a few days away, we'll be taking a closer look at a few of them. Just to establish a structure, I'll begin with a profile of WNBA dra...more

The WNBA draft is coming
by They're Playing Basketball
posted April 11, 2014 at 7:05pm

SIMS, OGWUMIKE HEADLINE LIST OF TOP COLLEGE PROSPECTSTO ATTEND WNBA DRAFT 2014 PRESENTED BY STATE FARM®– Four Players from NCAA Division I Championship Game to Take Part in Telecast –– ESPN2 to Telecast First Round Live Beginning at ...more

Post-NCAA Tournament WNBA Draft notes: Our top 20 prospects and players who might have made an impression in the NCAA Tournament
by Swish Appeal
posted April 11, 2014 at 8:29am

With the Huskies Invitational now over, we look back on our community WNBA mock draft, developments during the 2014 NCAA Tournament that could have an effect on the 2014 WNBA draft, and a few players who might have made an impression on WNBA general man...more

Lisa Leslie on Stefanie Dolson's WNBA potential
by Swish Appeal
posted April 9, 2014 at 9:57pm

Brian Grindrod of SB Nation's The UConn Blog posted an interview with Lisa Leslie today that included her thoughts on a wide range of subjects, including Stefanie Dolson's WNBA potential. TUCB: Moving onto the professional game, what type of professiona...more

Samantha Prahalis gets a third chance in the WNBA with the Atlanta Dream
by Swish Appeal
posted April 5, 2014 at 10:22am

The Atlanta Dream have signed five players to training camp contracts: Courtney Clements, Brazilian center Nadia Gomes Colhado, Jacki Gemelos, Jhasmin Player, and 2012 All-Rookie selection Samantha Prahalis. Point guard Samantha Prahalis, a 2012 All-Ro...more

Swish Appeal's 2014 WNBA community mock draft: Who should the L.A. Sparks select with the 11th pick?
by Swish Appeal
posted March 30, 2014 at 10:28am

With the penultimate pick of our 2014 WNBA community mock draft, we turn to the still Los Angeles-based Sparks. With the 10th pick in Swish Appeal's 2014 WNBA community mock draft, the Chicago Sky selected Louisville's Shoni Schimmel; we're adding Penn...more

2014 WNBA Draft to be held at the Mohegan Sun Casino on April 14
by Swish Appeal
posted March 29, 2014 at 10:06am

The WNBA announced today that the 2014 Draft will be held at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut on Monday, April 14. The Connecticut Sun, which plays in the Mohegan Sun's arena will have the first pick in the Draft. Coincidentally, whoev...more

Swish Appeal's 2014 WNBA community mock draft: Who should the Chicago Sky select 10th?
by Swish Appeal
posted March 29, 2014 at 9:57am

As we near the end of our community mock draft, the Chicago Sky are on the clock with the 10th pick in the draft. With the ninth pick in our 2014 WNBA community mock draft, the Indiana Fever selected Markeisha Gatling. We've added LSU's Theresa Plaisan...more

2014 WNBA draft prospects in the NCAA tournament: Notre Dame region
by Swish Appeal
posted March 27, 2014 at 5:05pm

A look at the top WNBA prospects in the NCAA Tournament's Notre Dame region. All four Sweet 16 games in the Notre Dame region will feature players who might be on WNBA draft radars, with Notre Dame's Kayla McBride and Baylor's Odyssey Sims headlining t...more

WNBA prospects in the 2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament: Stanford region
by Swish Appeal
posted March 23, 2014 at 9:52am

Chiney Ogwumike is obviously the top prospect in the Stanford region, but there will be a pretty good matchup of prospects in the first round and a mid-major prospect that's definitely worth watching. Since there are only two games scheduled in the Sta...more

Swish Appeal's preliminary 2014 WNBA Draft Board
by Swish Appeal
posted March 19, 2014 at 10:52pm

Tomorrow we're going to start up a community WNBA mock draft, that will run alongside the 2014 NCAA Tournament. To get the discussion going, we're going to post a preliminary draft board of players who have a solid chance of making a roster. After the ...more

Storm's Tanisha Wright nears triple-double in EuroLeague first-round playoff win
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted March 12, 2014 at 6:54pm

Storm stars Tanisha Wright and Camille Little are making a little history for their Turkish team during the WNBA offseason. They didn't aim to play together for Kayseri Kaski spor this winter but their respective agents were able to work deals that ended ...more

WNBA free agent negotiations open Monday
by Swish Appeal
posted March 10, 2014 at 9:42pm

After finalizing its collective bargaining agreement last week, the WNBA's free agent season can begin, but will do so in stages. The WNBA's initial release about finalizing its collective bargaining agreement announced that "2014 free agency negotiati...more

The WNBA makes official statement about collective bargaining agreement
by Swish Appeal
posted March 8, 2014 at 10:28am

The WNBA has made its official announcement about its new collective bargaining agreement. After media reports about an agreement last night, the WNBA has officially announced that it has come an agreement with the league's players on a new Collective ...more

WNBA Board of Governors ratifies new eight-year CBA
by They're Playing Basketball
posted March 8, 2014 at 8:56am

It's official:NEW YORK — The WNBA Board of Governors ratified a new eight-year collective bargaining agreement Friday......The new CBA also decreases the number of times a player can be “cored,” shortening the path to unrestricted free a...more

WNBA trade moratorium expires Friday
by They're Playing Basketball
posted March 4, 2014 at 9:31pm

The moratorium on WNBA teams signing new players, trading players, designating core players/giving qualifying offers, and on prospective players signing contracts/agreements with teams expires at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Friday, March 7, 2014, a s...more

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