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Morning Links: Indiana Fever, Seattle Storm Make First Cuts Of 2012 WNBA Training Camps

We continue to keep track of media coverage around the WNBA, but have to begin with the saddest part of training camp: cuts.

  • SB Nation's Raptors HQ has given their thoughts on Canada Basketball's 25 invitees to their Senior Women's National Team training camp. Among the list of players are NCAA'ers Kayla Alexander, Katherine and Michelle Plouffe, Natalie Achonwa, and Nirra Fields. Read more >>>
  • Carla Peay of the Washington Times reports that Washington Mystics coach Trudi Lacey is looking for, "defense, rebounding, and an unselfish approach offensively" in training camp. Natalie Novosel was identified as a potential key contributor, but she's finding training camp to be a bit tougher than she expected. Read more >>>
  • Jerod Young of the Oregon football site takes a long look back at the career of Oregon Ducks forward Amanda Johnson, who was taken 33rd overall in the 2012 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury. Johnson is the first Oregon women's basketball player to be drafted since Cathrine Kraayeveld and Young explains why the Mercury are the perfect fit for Johnson. Read more >>>
  • Doug Erlien of KMSP-TV in Minneapolis writes about the difficulty of repeating for the Minnesota Lynx. Without the starters in training camp, the Lynx have an opportunity to take a long look at the players competing for the second unit. Read more >>>
  • Carl Adamec of the Journal Inquirer writes about Connecticut Sun forward Asjha Jones' experience being selected for the U.S. Women's Basketball Senior National team this year. Apparently, Jones was told that she would not be on the team in March before being selected in late-April shortly after Brittney Griner withdrew her name from consideration. Coincidence? Read more >>>