WNBA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dupree traded to Fever as part of 3-way deal

NEW YORK (AP) The Phoenix Mercury traded Candice Dupree to the Indiana Fever on Tuesday as part of a three-team deal that includes Connecticut. The Fever also get the No. 17 pick in the draft while Phoenix receives Camille Little and Jillian Alleyne from the Sun. Connecticut receives Lynetta Kizer and the eighth pick in the draft. Dupree has spent the last seven years playing...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

AP sources: Dupree traded to Fever as part of 3-way deal

NEW YORK (AP) People with knowledge of the deal tell The Associated Press that the Phoenix Mercury have traded Candice Dupree to the Indiana Fever as part of a three-team deal that includes Connecticut. The Fever also get the No. 17 pick in the draft while Phoenix receives Camille Little and Jillian Alleyne from the Sun. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Candice Wiggins retires from WNBA, criticizes league culture

Former WNBA standout Candice Wiggins abruptly retired last week at the age of 30, and it had nothing to do with her being physically unable to play anymore.Wiggins told Tod Leonard of the San Diego Union-Tribune that she hated the culture of the league and says she was bullied for being heterosexual.“I wanted to play two more seasons of WNBA, but the experience didn’t lend itself...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LA Sparks acquire Odyssey Sims from the Dallas Wings

The LA Sparks announced on Saturday the acquisition of Dallas Wings guard Odyssey Sims. The Sparks will trade the #4 pick and #23 pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft in exchange for Sims. The Baylor graduate was the second overall pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Tulsa Shock, which is now called the Dallas Wings. She had an impressive rookie season averaging 16.7 ppg, 4.2 apg, 2.8 rpg...
Via Excelle Sports
5 days ago

Wings trade Odyssey Sims to Sparks for No. 4 pick

NEW YORK (AP) The Dallas Wings have traded Odyssey Sims to the Los Angeles Sparks for the No. 4 pick in the WNBA draft. The Sparks also receive the 11th pick in the draft from Dallas. Sims was the team's leading scorer last season, averaging 14 points while starting 30 of 34 games for the Wings, who were 11-23. She was the second overall pick by the Tulsa Shock in the 2014 draft...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Leilani Mitchell signs with Phoenix Mercury

Mitchell played 10 games for the Mystics in 2016. Leilani Mitchell signed a contract with the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday. She was an unrestricted free agent and was one of the more sought-after point guards in free agency. In Phoenix, Mitchell will already have some familiarity with their roster because she played one season there in 2015. Mitchell played the last 10 games of the...
Via Bullets Forever
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Breanna Stewart launches new web series on her life in China

This month, Seattle Storm center Breanna Stewart is slated to release episodes of her new docu-series, “Breanna Stewart Takes on China,” chronicling her journey from last October to this January playing overseas for the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association. The series, produced by media company Cycle, is a continuation of the show released last summer, “Season One...
Via Excelle Sports
9 days ago

Ellen Nystrom passes Becky Hammon for most career assists in CSU history

Read this story at CSURams.com Colorado State senior guard Ellen Nystrom passed Becky Hammon for the most assists all-time at CSU and made the game-winning jump shot in the final seconds of overtime to lift the Rams past the Fresno State Bulldogs, 66-64, from the Save Mart Center. Nystrom finished the game with six assists to reach 540 assists for her career, as her fifth of the...
Via Mile High Sports
10 days ago

Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne: ‘We’d like to get that championship as soon as possible’

Elena Delle Donne needed to take only a few steps at Verizon Center on Friday morning to validate her decision to join the Washington Mystics. “Just right from the start, what a first-class organization this is here,” she said during an introductory news conference later that night. “I got here, got off the elevator, and […]
Via DC Sports Blog
11 days ago

W. Basketball. Essence Carson Re-Signs With Los Angeles Sparks

Former Scarlet Knight and 2016 WNBA Champion Essence Carson has re-signed with the Los Angeles Sparks, it was announced by the team on Tuesday.
Via ScarletKnights.com
14 days ago

Washington Mystics sign former Maryland guard Kristi Toliver

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports The Washington Mystics have signed former Maryland point guard Kristi Toliver, according to the Washington Posts Gene Wang. Toliver was drafted third overall by the Chicago Sky in 2009, but was traded to the Los Angeles Sparks the following season. Toliver spent the next seven seasons with the Sparks, where she is the franchise leader in free-throw and...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
16 days ago

Washington Mystics sign Kristi Tolliver

The WNBA’s Washington Mystics have signed Kristi Toliver, according to The Washington Post’s Gene Wang. Toliver was one of the top free agents available, as the All-Star point guard averaged 13.2 points per game and had a three-point shooting efficiency of 42.4 percent during the Sparks’ championship run last year and was Los Angeles’ franchise leader in 3-point field goal...
Via Excelle Sports
16 days ago

TOMBOY -- Cappie Pondexter

TOMBOY is a multiplatform documentary project encompassing a one-hour television special premiering on March 13, 2017.
Via CSN Chicago
16 days ago

W. Basketball. Kahleah Copper Traded To Chicago Sky

Former Scarlet Knight forward Kahleah Copper has been traded to the Chicago Sky, it was announced by the organization on Thursday.
Via ScarletKnights.com
20 days ago

WNBA becomes first professional league to offer app for player safety overseas

Amidst all the talk of player safety in sports these days, there may not be a league who takes personal player safety more seriously than the WNBA. It should, considering the vast majority of its players ply their trade overseas when the league moves into the offseason. So to ensure that its players are as secure as possible while traveling to play in leagues in places like China...
Via The Comeback
December 26, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: RVIsionRU: RutgersWBB Interview with Cappie Pondexter

RVision got a chance to talk to Cappie Pondexter before her jersey retirement at the Big Ten/ ACC Challenge game at the RAC.
Via Rutgers Scarlet Knights
December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

WNBA admits referees messed up pivotal Game 5 call

It hurts losing a game. It really hurts when you lose a championship. Especially when it feels like the referees took a chance away from you. Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve was incensed when her team lost to the Los Angeles Sparks because the referees didn’t review a shot clock violation that they blatantly missed. According to the WNBA itself, Reeve does have a point...
Via The Comeback
October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

LA Sparks pop champagne after win over Minnesota Lynx (VIDEO)

The game of the night on Thursday wasn’t the Cubs-Dodgers game, nor was it the Packers and Bears squared off on Thursday Night Football. It was the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx, battling for the WNBA title. The Sparks won a thriller 77-76 thanks to a game-winning fadeaway jumper by Nneka Ogwumike, and they celebrated appropriately. Plenty of bubbly was popped in the locker...
Via The Sports Daily
October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Candace Parker dedicates WNBA championship to Pat Summitt

The Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday won their third WNBA championship, and it was a special one for Candace Parker. Parker was named Finals MVP after leading the Sparks to a 77-76 victory with 28 points in the series clinching game over the Lynx. When asked by ESPN's Holly Rowe what winning the championship meant to her, Parker emotionally replied, “This is for Pat.” Prior...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Best winner-take-all games in WNBA Finals history

There’s something magical about the idea of a winner-take-all game. It’s why no matter how well or poorly the viewership may be for a playoff series in any team sport – save for the NFL’s single-elimination format – more eyeballs tune in for the last game where both combatants have no choice but to put any and every ounce of energy left to win. It’s the stuff clichés...
Via Yardbarker
October 20, 2016  |  Discuss

WNBA Finals preview: Can a founding stalwart dethrone the defending champs?

Back in May, when the league’s general managers were surveyed on which teams would win the WNBA Finals, the majority of them picked the Phoenix Mercury. Diana Taurasi’s return to the league after a season overseas was supposed to catapult the team toward its fourth championship, but save for the late-season push into the playoffs, the Mercury was nowhere close to contending....
Via Yardbarker
October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every current team in the WNBA

Can you name each of the 12 current WNBA franchises? Only the team name is required for an answer.
September 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WNBA's new playoff format ratchets up the pressure

The 20th season of the WNBA follows up with a new playoff format that may remind you somewhat of the wild card games in Major League Baseball and the NFL — but with a couple of twists. For the majority of the league’s history, the playoffs featured eight teams in three rounds of best-of-three series, with the WNBA Finals themselves growing into a best-of-five series in 2005....
Via Yardbarker
September 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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