Morning Links: Lynx, Sky Claim Preseason Wins; Seattle Prepares For USA Basketball

There were three games on the schedule last night and the Storm play their first tonight.

Thus, there are links.

  • John Altavilla of the Hartford Courant recapped the Connecticut Sun's 87-85 loss to the Minnesota Lynx in Uncasville, CT writing that the biggest roster battle for the Sun is now between guard Dawn Evans and post Chay Shegog. Unfortunately, Shegog got into early foul trouble and only played four minutes in the first half. Read more >>>
  • Mike Peden of the St. Paul Sports Examiner writes that the combination of an Amber Harris injury and a solid performance by Julia Wojta were the two significant developments of the evening in the Lynx' win. He wonders whether an extended absence for Harris would open an opportunity for Wojta, who's expected to be cut, to make the roster. Read more >>>
  • Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune recapped the Chicago Sky's 73-68 win over the Washington Mystics, which was more about individual development for coach Pokey Chatman. One major developmental focus for Chatman was helping Courtney Vandersloot realize that this is her team. Read more >>>
  • Roman Augustoviz of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes that the Lynx will know more about the extent of the left leg injury that Harris suffered after the team returns to Minneapolis and sees their doctors. Read more >>>
  • Terrence Thomas of the San Antonio Express-News writes that the San Antonio Silver Stars are optimistic about their chances to get out of the first round for the first time in four years despite committing an uncharacteristic 49 turnovers in two games against the Indiana Fever during the preseason. Having been the only team to defeat the Minnesota Lynx in the 2011 playoffs, it might not be unfounded optimism. Read more >>>
  • The Chicago Sky have announced that they've waived forward Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton, who came off the bench averaging 1.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. The Sky are now down to 14 players on their roster. Read more >>>
  • Tim Allen of the SB Nation's Canis Hoopus posted an account of the Lynx' media day a few days ago and offered some insight on why the team chose Devereaux Peters over Glory Johnson: rebounding rate, which Peters did better than anyone drafted. Gotta love seeing a WNBA assistant citing advanced statistics to support their decision making. Read more >>>
  • Mechelle Voepel of ESPN writes a feature on Seattle Storm forward Camille Little with some insight about what some WNBA players might gain from playing overseas: experience being the first option. With Lauren Jackson out until the Olympic break, the Storm will need players to step up if they hope to make it to the playoffs for the ninth straight season and Little is one of them. Read more >>>
  • Jayda Evans of the Seattle Times writes about a busy week for the Seattle Storm, which includes today's preseason game against the Tulsa Shock. The focus for the Storm right now is getting ready to build chemistry to win on the road. Read more >>>
  • Evans of the Seattle Times also wrote about the UConn-dominated USA Women's Basketball Senior National Team, which includes Storm point guard Sue Bird. To those that wonder whether there's a bit of favoritism going on, Bird asks, "Who would you leave off?" (There might be some Swish Appeal readers with answers.) Read more >>>
  • The Seattle Times wrote up the highlights from their chat with Bird on Thursday. In it, we learned the Sue Bird welcomes the challenge to a game of 1-on-1 from former Washington Huskies star and Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas. Read more >>>
Got more links? An answer to Sue Bird about who you would leave off the Olympic team? Or a prediction who would win a 1-on-1 between Bird and Isaiah Thomas? Feel free to leave them in the comments.
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