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2013-14 Atlanta Dream offseason: Shoni Schimmel joins the Dream's uptempo system

The Atlanta Dream made the first splashy move of their offseason as they announced that Michael Cooper will be their new coach. Then they made a couple of splashy point guard signings. Most recently, they've added Shoni Schimmel in the WNBA draft.

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Prahalis, Powell & others cut

According to Sue Favor, Samantha Prahalis, Nicole Powell, Avery Warley, Cassie Harberts and Meighan Simmons were all cut today. So much for this post earlier...

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Swintastic! Atlanta Dream acquires Swin Cash

The Atlanta Dream pick up two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time All Star Swin Cash from the Chicago Sky in a pre-season trade.

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Round 2, Pick 8: Dream select Cassie Harberts

With the 20th pick of the draft, the Atlanta Dream selected USC's Cassie Harberts.

Wows: Harberts has great shooting touch from the high post and that ability to stretch the floor against bigger players could be a huge asset, particularly if she continues to refine that turnaround jumper of hers.

Wonders: Be Honest, Coop: is this a familiarity pick?

Worries: Harberts was never really all that efficient in college, which is what held her back from being a higher-rated player. How will she fare (on both ends) against the league's bigger, quicker posts?

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Round 1, Pick 8: Dream select Shoni Schimmel

The Atlanta Dream have selected Louisville guard Shoni Schimmel with the eighth pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft.

Wows: She can shoot, does so a lot, and hits them at an impressively high clip. With her shooting and ball handling ability, she'll be an interesting fit with Atlanta's uptempo style of play.

Wonders: How much of a ball handling role will she be able to take on in the WNBA? She had that ability in college but spent a lot of time off the ball as well. Atlanta could use the supplementary ball handler.

Worries: Schimmel, despite her three point shooting, is not a particularly efficient scorer inside the arc and spent a lot of time shooting threes in college. Will she be able to score any more efficiently against WNBA defenses?

For more on Schimmel, check out our player analysis of her.

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Prahalis!

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.

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Samantha Prahalis highlights Atlanta Dream Training Camp Signees

Prahalis was a member of the 2012 All-Rookie Team while playing for the Phoenix Mercury.

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Atlanta Dream sign France's Celine Dumerc

The Atlanta Dream have signed France's Celine Dumerc to fill that hole everyone has been worrying about, perhaps shifting the thinking about how they'll approach the 2014 WNBA Draft.

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L.A. Sparks sign Armintie Herrington

Today, the Los Angeles Sparks announced that they have signed Armintie Herrington, a free agent guard to a contract.

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Jhasmin Player signs training camp contract with Atlanta Dream

The Atlanta Dream have signed ex-Baylor guard Jhasmin Player to a training camp contract. Player, who is playing for Uniao Sportiva in Portugal, is averaging a whopping 40.3 points per game, 9.7 rebounds and 4 steals. A very excited Player had this to say about this opportunity, "First time I've ever even been invited to a training camp! I'm excited but I know the work is just beginning!!"

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Dream cores and re-signs de Souza

The Atlanta Dream has re-signed center Erika de Souza to a contract. She has played for the franchise since its first season in 2008.

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SA community mock draft: Who should Atlanta draft?

Moving on in our community mock draft, the Atlanta Dream are on the clock with the eighth pick.

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The Alex Bentley trade: any gains for Atlanta?

It looks like the Dream got short-changed in the three-way trade between WNBA teams that ended with Alex Bentley going to Connecticut and Matee Ajavon in a Dream uniform. Were there any plusses for Atlanta?

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What does Kara Lawson's acquisition mean for DC?

Kara Lawson is now reunited with Mike Thibault in the nation's capital. What does it mean for the Mystics?

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Hypothetical Kara Lawson to Mystics trade comes to fruition

The Connecticut Sun, Atlanta Dream, and Washington Mystics have completed a three-way exchange in which Kara Lawson was sent to D.C., Alex Bentley to Connecticut, and Matee Ajavon to Atlanta. After reports out of Connecticut that Lawson would be traded, Albert posted his thoughts on Lawson coming to the Mystics back in December - click here to read his previous thoughts on that part of the (then-hypothetical) acquisition.

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Teresa Edwards named Atlanta Dream Assistant Coach

Edwards, who is a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame, won four Olympic gold medals during her playing career. She was the interim head coach for the Tulsa Shock during the last 23 games of the 2011 season.

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Interview with Dream GM Angela Taylor, Part II

We continue our interview with new Atlanta Dream general manager Angela Taylor. We talk about who has the final say in the Atlanta front office, on evaluating foreign players and why mock drafts might not be the best guide to the 2014 WNBA Draft.

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Interview with Dream GM Angela Taylor, Part I

In a two-part interview, Angela Taylor spoke with Swish Appeal about her new job as general manager of the Atlanta Dream. In Part I, she talks about how the Dream got in touch with her and about the strengths that she brings to the Dream organization.

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Williams brings valuable experience to Tulsa Shock

The Tulsa Shock's first order of business his offseason was to hire a new coach. Now they can begin the process of figuring out how to continue building their team through the 2014 WNBA Draft.

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Angela Taylor named as GM of Atlanta Dream

The front office of the Atlanta Dream named Angela Taylor as their new general manager. Taylor's most recent WNBA position was as GM of the Washington Mystics from 2009-2010.

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Karleen Thompson named assistant coach for Atlanta

Karleen Thompson, who worked previously as an assistant under former Sparks head coach Michael Cooper and also served as head coach of the Houston Comets, has been hired as an assistant coach for the Atlanta Dream by Cooper.

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Cooper interview, Part 2: Dream, the draft & Riley

In a two-part interview, Michael Cooper spoke with Swish Appeal about his new job as new head coach of the Atlanta Dream. In Part II, Cooper addresses questions about the Dream's offseason and his coaching philosophy.

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Interview with Dream coach Michael Cooper, Part I

In a two-part interview, Michael Cooper spoke with Swish Appeal about his new job as new head coach of the Atlanta Dream. In Part I, he talks about what makes a championship team, how he ended up in Atlanta, and why he hated college recruiting.

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Michael Cooper named Atlanta Dream Head Coach

Michael Cooper, a former WNBA Coach of the Year and the head coach of the 2001 and 2002 WNBA champion Los Angeles Sparks was named head coach of the Atlanta Dream today.

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Boucek in talks with Dream, Shock for HC position

An article from Jayda Evans at the Seattle Times states that Jenny Boucek has been in talks with both the Atlanta Dream and the Tulsa Shock regarding their head coaching vacanies.

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What can the Dream learn from the 2013 Finals?

Two weeks ago, the Atlanta Dream were swept out of the WNBA Finals for a third time in four years. Last week, they decided to move in a different direction by severing ties to a coach who has been with the team since the beginning. So what can we learn about them from their performance against the Minnesota Lynx?

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Why Atlanta's change of direction could make sense

After guiding a young franchise to its third WNBA Finals in four years, the Dream have decided not to renew Fred Williams' contract. Although the move was mildly surprising, it's also not hard to understand.

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