The WNBA free agency continues to raise eyebrows as we inch closer to the season starting.
The Seattle Storm had a few moves today including a couple signings, however, also announced Ramu Tokashiki would be missing the upcoming season.
Arguably one of the biggest headlines today was Dallas signing Liz Cambage to a multi-year contract. The Australian superstar was drafted in 2011, however, after a couple seasons took time away.
Phoenix had another signing with Camille Little coming back.
The Mercury wasn’t the only team to re-sign a veteran as Connecticut brought back Alyssa Thomas and Erica Wheeler re-signed with Indiana.
Thomas shared a special video with Sun fans after announcing she would be back for her fifth season with the franchise.
Wheeler became a vital part of the Fever last season after entering the WNBA as an undrafted free agent.
“Erica has continued to grow her game and was a key contributor to our team last year,” said Fever Head Coach and General Manager Pokey Chatman. “She brings an infectious enthusiasm, works tirelessly and is a great teammate. I am confident she will be even more productive moving forward.”
Back to the State of Basketball babyyyyyyy!! Soon you guys this summer! https://t.co/KdvyGpmkGm— ひ Erica Wheeler ひ (@EWeezy_For3eezy) February 5, 2018
After being drafted last year as the No. 2 overall pick, Alaina Coates is set to play in the WNBA as she officially was announced as signing a contract with the Chicago Sky. The team also announced Jordan Hooper signing a contract as well as Allie Quigley returning.
The Washington Mystics had a couple signings today as well: Devereaux Peters and forward Asia Taylor (re-signed).
Head coach Mike Thibault stated the following on the return of Taylor and the addition to Peters:
“We are excited about adding Devereaux to our roster. After having to sit out last season due to injury, she has recovered and is playing well in Europe. Her versatility at both forward spots will give us flexibility and depth in our front court.”
“Asia was an excellent contributor to our winning culture last season, having to fill many roles throughout the season” stated Thibault. “She has had another excellent season this winter as one of the top players in the Australian league.”
On top of all the signings today, it is rumored the league is set to announce its schedule for the 2018 season on Tuesday.
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