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Mystics acquire Kia Vaughn from the Liberty

DC also gets the 17th pick in the 2013 Draft. New York gets the 7th pick in the Draft.

Player Similarities For Tulsa Shock & Washington Mystics Rookies

Prior to this year's draft, I looked at statistics from 2009-2011 to create player similarities for draft prospects based on SPI playing styles. The following are a look at Tulsa Shock rookies Glory Johnson & Riquna Williams and Mystics rookies LaSondra Barrett & Natalie Novosel

2011 WNBA Award Winners List: MVP Tamika Catchings Led All Vote Getters For Her Sixth All-WNBA First Team Selection

The WNBA has been announcing a number of deserving awards recipients for the 2011 season. Here is a listing of all of the awards announced thus far.

New York Liberty's Kia Vaughn Named Most Improved Player

Kia Vaughn's career-high averages in points, rebounds, steals, assists and shooting percentage helped propel her to the top of the 2011 Most Improved Player voting. Vaughn garnered 15 of the 40 panel votes from local and national sportswriters and broadcasters. She is the second straight Liberty player to receive the award, following Leilani Mitchell's 2010 selection. Knotted in second in the voting were Washington's Matee Ajavon and Tulsa's Tiffany Jackson, with 10 votes each. Despite poor season's from their respective teams, both women worked hard to insert themselves as effective team leaders. Also receiving votes were Ashley Robinson (3), Armintie Price (1) and Epiphanny Prince (1).

2011 WNBA Playoffs Preview: New York Liberty vs. Indiana Fever - Eastern Conference, First Round

Last year, the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference knocked off the first seed. Can Cappie Pondexter and the New York Liberty pull off a similar feat this playoff season?

2011 WNBA Awards (Part 1): MVP, All-WNBA, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Woman, Most Improved Player

The most difficult part of figuring out end of season awards is that no matter who you select someone will take it as a slight to their favorite player. That's especially true this year as you get to MVP and All-WNBA voting.

2011 WNBA Mid-Season Awards:Top 5 Most Improved Player Candidates

The WNBA Most Improved Player award is one of the toughest to figure out because true improvement is hard to define. But five candidates stand out so far in the 2011 season.


WNBA Players Who Will Be All-Stars in the Future

With the announcement of the All Star reserves yesterday, it is interesting to contemplate which players who have not been All Stars before and were overlooked this year are most likely to be...

Liberty vs. Dream ECF Preview: Why New York Needs Kia Vaughn To Play Well

With New York Liberty center Janel McCarville still considered day-to-day as of today according to Liberty public relations, center Kia Vaughn could end up being a key player against the Dream.

Paint By Numbers: Are the Liberty a jump shooting team or just settling for jumpers?

Last night, when the New York Liberty hosted the Atlanta Dream, the points in the paint statistic showed a glaring discrepancy between the two teams. Nevertheless, despite scoring one third as many points in the paint, the last-place-in-the-East Liberty still pulled out a convincing win over the top-ranked Dream, defeating them 91-79.

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