training camp

Waiver Wire 4/29

San Antonio Stars have waived Courtney Williams.  

After appearing in a handful of games for the Mercury, Williams was traded to the Sun on June 26, 2016. In April 2017, Williams signed with the Stars to a training camp contract.

 

Washington Mystics have waived Courtney Range.

Range a two-time All Pac-12 honorable mention selection during her time at Berkeley.

 

Rachel Banham Back with a vengeance

At the start of her rookie season, we at WNBAinsidr had high expectations for 

Rachel Banham.

Coming off a well-publicized college career Banham was just starting to live up to our view of

her, and then… Those expectations were dashed when the young star went down with a 

season-ending knee injury.

With rehab in the past Banham is focused and ready to shine bright for the Connecticut Sun. 

 

The Sun are hosting four preseason games in a two-day span.  

The Sun will play Chicago at 7 p.m. May 2 and Los Angeles at 7 p.m. on May 3. New York

and Los Angeles will square off at 5 p.m. on May 2 with Chicago playing New York at 5 p.m.

on May. 3.

Training camp in MN

Lynx Practice facility (The Courts at Mayo Clinic Square) downtown mpls.

Lynx Practice facility (The Courts at Mayo Clinic Square) downtown mpls.

The Minnesota Lynx opened their session Sunday with their first practice. With a few new faces in the crowd, only 1/5 of the big 5 was not in attendance. Rebekkah Brunson, finishing her season overseas will not be with the team for a little longer.  Once she does return the team will have to make quick work of shaking off the rust and getting the new group playing as a team. The Lynx  regular season starts on May 14th against the New York Liberty. 

Sue Bird to miss start of training camp

Seattle Storm president/GM released a statement to the media saying:

“Sue underwent a left knee scope earlier this month. At this point, she is not participating in camp; her rehab and progression are on schedule. Her timetable for participation in camp is not set, but we are expecting her back at full strength soon.”

 

At the age of 36, Sue is coming off one of her best seasons of her career averaging almost 13ppg and 5.8 assists per game. In an interview earlier this year she spoke about how taking care of her body has made her feeling more healthy than she has in years.