We've already got some links relevant to today's games posted in our open thread (thanks to thewiz06), but the following is just a few additional odds and ends.
- Kevin Pelton of StormBasketball.com reports that the Seattle Storm have waived second-year forward Victoria Dunlap who has struggled to overcome a pair of concussions thus far this season. Dunlap was acquired from the Washington Mystics in exchange for center Ashley Robinson. The significance of this move is that waiving Dunlap clears the way for the Storm to re-sign guard Svetlana Abrosimova, who Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans reported was in town working out on Sunday. Read more >>>
- Jayda Evans of the Seattle Times offers more on Abrosimova, reporting that another issue in signing her was waiting until her veteran contract would fit under the tight confines of the Storm's salary cap. It was reported earlier this season that Abrosimova would be signed in late-June. Read more >>>
- Ben Standig of CSN Washington reports that the Washington Mystics are hopeful that they can exact some revenge on the Storm after suffering an ugly 72-55 loss on Sunday in the first game of a home-and-home. The Mystics' starting backcourt of Matee Ajavon and Jasmine Thomas shot only 5-for-19 on Sunday while forward Monique Currie was scoreless. Read more >>>
- Aaron Lommers of the Everett Herald looks back on the Storm's win on Sunday and also notes a couple of things that they need to work on: offensive rebounding and stopping Mystics post Crystal Langhorne. The Storm's two offensive rebounds were a WNBA season-low. Read more >>>
- Mark Cooper of the Tulsa World reports that Tulsa Shock rookie forward Glory Johnson used last week's meeting against the Los Angeles Sparks to learn a little bit about how to defend superstar Candace Parker: forcing her to the left block. But Shock guard Ivory Latta has an even better way to defend her: not letting her touch the ball. Read more >>>
- Amanda Martinez of Neon Tommy describes the Sparks' last outing in which it was their defense that was insufficient to stop the San Antonio Silver Stars in their 91-71 loss on Sunday. Silver Stars forward Sophia Young was the main culprit, scoring 13 of her 20 points in the second half. Read more >>>
- Ryan Black of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution explained what the WNBA allows for the Olympic break as the Atlanta Dream played their final home game before wing Angel McCoughtry and coach Marynell Meadors head off to London. The team is split in two groups for the first two weeks in which they alternate between vacation and staying around for community events; in the final two weeks, they prepare to resume regular season play. Read more >>>
- Kate Fagan of espnW has never been a fan of the WNBA, though she should fit right in the league's demographic as a former University of Colorado women's basketball player. In the first of a three-part series to educate herself on the league, Fagan explores a few of the perceived flaws of the league and why they exist. Read more >>>
Feel free to drop any other links as well as your commentary and basketball insights in the comments below.
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