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WNBA free agency (UPDATED May 29): Waived by the Wings, Kennedy Burke gets another chance with the Fever

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Here’s the latest on free agency movement for the 2019 WNBA season, including players who have been added as late additions to training camps as well as those who already have been waived.

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Picked No. 22 overall in the 2019 WNBA Draft, Kennedy Burke (UCLA) found herself waived by the Dallas Wings at the roster-cut deadline. Days later, she got a second chance in the league.
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Kennedy Burke, the No. 22 overall pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft, was waived by the Dallas Wings on Wednesday, May 22.

Also absent from opening-day rosters to tip off the 2019 WNBA season were: Megan Gustafson (No. 17 overall), Cierra Dillard (No. 20 overall), Caliya Robinson (No. 28 overall) and Macy Miller (No. 26 overall).

But Burke got a second chance in the league, this time with the Indiana Fever. After Indiana won its season-opener on Friday, May 24 — courtesy of a tip-in from rookie Teaira McCowan (No. 3 overall) — the Fever waived Asia Taylor and signed Burke.

Will other college greats get a chance this season?

Here’s the latest in 2019 WNBA player movement (with waived players denoted by strikethrough):


Atlanta Dream

Blake Dietrick (training camp contract) — re-signed Feb. 2, waive date unknown

Haley Peters (training camp contract) — signed Feb. 6

Lynetta Kizer (training camp contract) — signed Feb. 11, waived May 21

Mengran Sun (training camp contract) — signed Mar. 15, waive date unknown

Marie Gulich (terms not disclosed) — acquired Apr. 10 (from Phoenix Mercury via trade)

Nia Coffey (terms not disclosed) — acquired Apr. 11 (from Las Vegas Aces via trade for second-round 2020 WNBA Draft pick)

Meme Jackson (undrafted/training camp contract) — waived May 15


Chicago Sky

Cheyenne Parker (multi-year contract/terms not disclosed per team policy) — re-signed Feb. 1

Allie Quigley (terms not disclosed per team policy) — re-signed Feb. 2

Jamierra Faulkner (terms not disclosed per team policy) — re-signed Feb. 14

Evelyn Akhator (training camp contract/terms not disclosed per team policy) — signed Feb. 14, waived May 15

Courtney Vandersloot (cored/terms not disclosed per team policy/no official announcement) — re-signed Feb. 18

Linnae Harper (reserved/terms not disclosed per team policy) — re-signed Feb. 18, waived May 23

Victoria Macaulay (training camp contract/terms not disclosed per team policy) — signed Feb. 19, waived May 23

Astou Ndour (terms not disclosed per team policy) — re-signed Feb. 27

Hind Ben Abdelkader (terms not disclosed per team policy) — signed Mar. 18, waived May 23

Allazia Blockton (training camp contract/terms not disclosed per team policy) — signed Apr. 25, waived May 19

Leslie Robinson — waived May 8

Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah — waived May 8

Ashton Millender — waived May 12

Jantel Lavender — signed May 20 (acquired from Los Angeles Sparks)


Connecticut Sun

Jasmine Thomas (multi-year contract/terms not disclosed) — re-signed Feb. 7*

Ariel Edwards (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Feb. 27, waived May 7

Brianna Kiesel (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Mar. 22, waived May 7

Natisha Hiedeman (2019 draft/training camp contract) — waived May 23

Regan Magarity (acquired 33rd overall in 2019 WNBA draft) — waived May 16

Emma Cannon (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Apr. 11, waived May 20

*The press release on the Sun website that was posted Thursday, Feb. 7, is dated Feb. 2. It is unclear if the announcement was made five days after the signing or if the date on the press release is incorrect.


Dallas Wings

Cayla George (terms not disclosed per team policy) — re-signed Feb. 1, waived May 19

Glory Johnson (terms not disclosed per team policy) — re-signed Feb. 1

Kayla Thornton (terms not disclosed per team policy) — re-signed Feb. 1

Brooke McCarty-Williams (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Feb. 19

Alex Harden (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Feb. 21, waive date unknown

Imani McGee-Stafford (terms not disclosed) — signed May 16 (on trade from Atlanta Dream)

Nicole Seekamp (terms not disclosed per team policy) — signed Feb. 25, waived May 19

Megan Gustafson (drafted 17th overall in the 2019 WNBA Draft) — waived May 22

Kennedy Burke (drafted 22nd overall in the 2019 WNBA Draft) — waived May 22


Indiana Fever

Natalie Achonwa (free agent contract/terms not disclosed) — re-signed Feb. 1

Shenise Johnson (free agent contract/terms not disclosed) — re-signed Feb. 1

Erica Wheeler (free agent contract/terms not disclosed) — re-signed Feb. 1

Betnijah Laney (free agent contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Feb. 4

Asia Taylor (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — re-signed Feb. 18, waived May 25

Crystal Bradford (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Apr. 12, waived May 10

Bria Goss (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Apr. 12, waived May 21

Caliya Robinson (acquired in third round of 2019 WNBA Draft) — waived May 16

Kayla Alexander (six-year veteran) — waived May 22

Kennedy Burke (2019 draft/terms not disclosed) — signed off waivers May 25


Las Vegas Aces

Dearica Hamby (terms not disclosed) — re-signed Feb. 1

Saniya Chong (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Feb. 19, waived May 19

Ruth Hamblin (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Feb. 19, waived May 12

Sydney Colson (terms not disclosed) — signed May 13

Liz Cambage (terms not disclosed) — signed May 16 on trade from Dallas Wings

Alex Harden (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Feb. 21, waived May 19

Sugar Rodgers (terms not disclosed— acquired Apr. 11 (via trade from New York Liberty)

Dominique Wilson (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Apr. 18, waived May 12


Los Angeles Sparks

Karlie Samuelson (terms not disclosed) — re-signed Feb. 1

Odyssey Sims (matched offer from PHX/terms not disclosed) — re-signed Feb. 1

Ashley Walker (terms not disclosed) — signed Feb. 6, waived May 23

Alana Beard (terms not disclosed) — re-signed Feb. 11

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt (terms not disclosed) — signed Feb. 13

Alina Iiagupova (terms not disclosed) — signed Feb. 20, status unknown but not on opening-day roster

Rachel Hollivay (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Mar. 5, waived May 18

Loryn Goodwin (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Mar. 28, waived May 13

Gabby Green (terms not disclosed) — signed Apr. 12, waived May 13

Alexis Jones (from Minnesota Lynx/terms not disclosed) — Apr. 22

Chiney Ogwumike (from Connecticut Sun/terms not disclosed) — Apr. 27

Chelsea Gray (terms on disclosed) — re-signed Apr. 30

Cierra Dillard (terms not disclosed) — claimed off waivers May 13, waived May 18

Riquna Williams (terms not disclosed) — re-signed May 15


Minnesota Lynx

Karima Christmas-Kelly (terms not disclosed per team policy) — signed Feb. 1

Seimone Augustus (terms not disclosed per team policy) — re-signed Feb. 2

Damiris Dantas (offer sheet/effective if Atlanta does not match) — signed Feb. 4

Maya Moore (to miss the 2019 WNBA season) — re-signed Feb. 5

Damiris Dantas (terms not disclosed per team policy/Atlanta did not match offer sheet) — signed Feb. 8

Erlana Larkins (terms not disclosed per team policy) — signed Feb. 28, waived May 22

Lexie Brown (terms not disclosed per team policy) — acquired Apr. 10 (via trade from Connecticut Sun)

Jillian Alleyne (terms not disclosed per team policy) — signing date unknown, waive date unknown

Shao Ting (terms not disclosed per team policy) — signing date unknown

Taylor Emery (terms not disclosed per team policy) — signing date unknown, waived May 16

Cierra Dillard (drafted No. 20 overall in the 2019 WNBA Draft) — waived May 11

Alaina Coates (terms not disclosed per team policy) — acquired from Chicago Sky May 21

Stephanie Talbot (terms not disclosed per team policy) — acquired from Phoenix Mercury


New York Liberty

Rebecca Allen (terms not disclosed per team policy) — re-signed Feb. 11

Amanda Zahui B (terms not disclosed per team policy) — re-signed Feb. 11

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (one-year deal/terms not disclosed per team policy) — signed Feb. 11

Kelly Faris (training camp contract/terms not disclosed per team policy) — signed Feb. 11, waived May 20

Kolby Morgan (training camp contract/terms not disclosed per team policy) — Mar. 8, waived May 10

Marine Johannès (terms not disclosed per team policy) — signed Mar. 21

Avery Warley-Talbert (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Apr. 1, waived May 23

Tanisha Wright (terms not disclosed per team policy) — acquired Apr. 11 (via trade from Minnesota Lynx for second-round 2020 draft pick)

Bianca Cuevas-Moore (undrafted/training camp contract) — signed Apr. 18, waived May 20

Talia Caldwell (training camp contract/terms not disclosed per team policy) — signed Apr. 22, waived May 15

Megan Huff (from 2019 draft/training camp contract) — waived May 20


Phoenix Mercury

Briann January (multi-year contract) — re-signed Feb. 1

Yvonne Turner (terms not disclosed) — re-signed Feb. 1

Essence Carson (free agent contract) — signed Feb. 6

Sancho Lyttle (terms not disclosed) — re-signed Mar. 21

DeWanna Bonner (terms not disclosed) — re-signed Mar. 22


Seattle Storm

Crystal Langhorne (multi-year contract/terms not disclosed) — re-signed Feb. 1

Mercedes Russell (multi-year contract/terms not disclosed) — re-signed Feb. 1

Teana Muldrow (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Feb. 7, waived May 22

Shavonte Zellous (terms not disclosed) — acquired Apr. 11 (via trade from New York Liberty)

Zykera Rice (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Apr. 18, waive date unknown

Presley Hudson (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Apr. 18, waived May 22

Receé Caldwell (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Apr. 18, waived May 22

Brooke Salas (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed May 2, waive date unknown

Macy Miller (No. 36 in 2019 WNBA Draft/terms not disclosed) — waived May 22


Washington Mystics

Natasha Cloud (matched offer from NYL/terms not disclosed) — re-signed Feb. 1

Kim Mestdagh (training camp contract/terms not disclosed) — signed Feb. 4

LaToya Sanders (terms not disclosed) — re-signed Feb. 4

Ariel Powers (contract extension/terms not disclosed) — signed May 16


This story will be updated as information becomes available.