The Seattle Storm are continuing their rebuilding project. The Storm traded Camille Little and Shekinna Stricklen to the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday for the third and 15th picks in the upcoming WNBA draft and Renee Montgomery. ''As we get into the draft and look at the players coming out, we're excited about having 1 and 3,'' Seattle Storm president and general manager Alisha Valavanis said. ''For us a key objective is to add youth to the roster, and this gives us an opportunity through the draft.'' Connecticut is trying to regroup from the loss of rookie of the year Chiney Ogwumike, who is sidelined for at least six months after having microfracture surgery on her right knee Thursday.
Posted: January 29, 2015, 12:49 am
Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike underwent microfracture surgery Thursday on her right knee. The league's rookie of the year averaged 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds while playing in 31 games for the Sun this past season. Ogwumike led all rookies in double-doubles (13) and was second in the WNBA in offensive rebounds (123). I have the best support system, both personally and professionally, so I know I will emerge from this experience a more confident and determined player.'' The WNBA rookie of the year averaged 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds while playing in 31 games for the Sun this past season.
Posted: January 22, 2015, 10:41 pm
Jenny Boucek is moving one chair over, becoming head coach of the Seattle Storm. The assistant was promoted by the WNBA club Tuesday. She succeeds Brian Agler, who left this month to coach the Los Angeles Sparks. She also was head coach of the Sacramento Monarchs for 2 1/2 seasons after a stint as a Seattle assistant Seattle from 2003-05.
Posted: January 20, 2015, 7:45 pm