Skylar Diggins-Smith recently called out the Dallas Wings’ organization on Twitter for their lack of support during her pregnancy and current postpartum depression.
Diggins-Smith revealed that she played while pregnant “throughout the 2018 WNBA season” and didn’t appreciate being called a “quitter” by some. The All-Star point guard out of Notre Dame is now an unrestricted free agent.
Diggins-Smith is not the only player to have recent issues with the Wings. Her former teammate, Liz Cambage, also spoke out publicly about her unhappiness with the organization before demanding a trade to the Las Vegas Aces for the 2019 season. In Cambage’s case, the issue was related to her difficulties securing a trade and the toll they took on her health, both mentally and physically.
Current Washington Mystics guard Aerial Powers apparently had issues with the Wings as well. After helping the Mystics win a franchise-first championship earlier this month, she spoke a message directly into the camera to general manager Greg Bibb.
“Thank you for trading me, Greg,” she said. “Because I have a championship and I don’t think I would have gotten that with you.”
Before she said this she said, “where’s the camera? I want to look in the camera and say this.” https://t.co/RXjssw5YU1— Lindsay Gibbs (@linzsports) October 11, 2019
Without Diggins-Smith and Cambage, the Wings were tied for the second worst team in the WNBA with a 10-24 record. Their star this season was another Notre Dame guard, rookie Arike Ogunbowale, who averaged 19.1 points per game.