2013-14 New York Liberty offseason

The New York Liberty are looking to turn things around after a disappointing 2013 season has landed them in the 2014 WNBA draft lottery.

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Liberty takes opener on the road

Just the Facts, Ma'am: It was a slow start for the visiting Liberty, but the intensity picked up in the second half in their 75-54 win at Connecticut. Cappie Pondexter led New York with 17 points, while Anna Cruz added 11 with nine rebounds. Chiney Ogwumike led Connecticut with 13 points and was one of four players to notch a team-high five rebounds.

For excitement, the magic touch, cheap heat, friendly staffers, odd smells, decoration, sexy jerseys, and leaping to conclusions, join your intrepid and humid blogger after the jump.

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Connecticut Sun beats New York Liberty, 60-44

Not the best way to start out things at the Garden. Queenie will have your recap soon.

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NY's Leilani Mitchell to forgo 2014 WNBA season

Today, the New York Liberty announced that Leilani Mitchell will sit out the 2014 WNBA season, because the guard wanted to train with the Australian national team for the FIBA World Championships and spend more time in the country.

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Lynx sign Tan White, trade Sugar Rodgers to New York

The Lynx signed free agent Tan White (formerly of the Connecticut Sun) and traded Sugar Rodgers to the New York Liberty for the right to swap third-round picks in the 2015 draft.

More on the Rodgers Trade: here. More on signing of Tan white here.

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Round 3, Pick 2: Liberty draft Meighan Simmons

The New York Liberty selected Tennessee's Meighan Simmons with the 26 pick of the 2014 WNBA Draft.

Wows: Again... here's the thing: Simmons can create her own shots off the dribble and made quite a few her senior season, despite having a reputation as a gunner without a conscience. I can point to a few players drafted ahead of her who weren't quite as good at the "making" part of that equation. If Bill Laimbeer can get her locked in on the defensive end, she has all the athletic tools to be an impact player.

Wonders: What will happen to Simmons' efficiency when she's on a team that doesn't require her to shoot as much?

Worries: Aside from the reputation issue, the one major concern about Simmons is that she can settle for jumpers a lot, which reduces her scoring efficiency. And though she was a more willing passer in her senior season, she still had a rather low efficiency as a ball handler because she didn't create many assists for others. The real question is whether Laimbeer can get her into some habits that will better utilize her athletic abilities, which are considerable. If he can, she could easily be the steal of the draft.

For far more words on Simmons, check out our pre-draft profile.

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Round 2, Pick 2: N.Y selects Tyaunna Marshall

The New York Liberty have selected Georgia Tech guard Tyaunna Marshall with the second pick of the second round.

Wows: She's a guard with off-the-charts rebounding ability, picking up nearly as many offensive rebounds as defensive rebounds this season. She's absolutely relentless on the boards and might make some teams second-guess their decision to pass on her. She's able to get her shot against college competition with ease and can hit mid-range jumpers. She's an underrated ball handler, often directing the offense for Georgia Tech. On the bother side of the ball, she's an outstanding defender.

Wonders: How much does the fact that she struggles from the three point line really matter?

Worries: Her biggest strength really is her rebounding ability and ability to get herself to the line to score, but she won't have quite as big an advantage over WNBA players. But nevertheless, this is an outstanding second round pick.

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Round 1, Pick 4: N.Y. selects Alyssa Thomas

As the AP reported, Thomas may be on the move quickly.

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New York Liberty acquires Tina Charles

Tina Charles is now playing for the New York Liberty, and the Connecticut Sun now has a group of young stars for the future.

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Laimbeer reports NYL front court not in as bad shape as people think.

""DMJ is under contract for 2014 and Pierson (no ACL) will be available to practice opening day of training camp.""

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SA community mock draft: Who should N.Y. select?

Our community mock draft continues today with the New York Liberty on the clock for the fourth pick.

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The New York Liberty has a poll for its Mount Rushmore

Which four players would you put in?

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Laimbeer: McBride a top seven WNBA draft prospect

After watching Kayla McBride play at Maryland, New York Liberty coach and general manager Bill Laimbeer said that he believes the senior scorer will be a top seven pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft.

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Connecticut wins the 1st pick of the 2014 Draft

The Connecticut Sun won the first pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft.

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