BY Tay Holloway
The new WNBA season is coming up fast and the draft will be here even faster. The league made some waves this past week just before the free agency period opened. The former number two overall pick and league MVP Elena Della Donne, is who my personal favorite player in the league, stated that she didn’t want to play for the Chicago Sky anymore because of the direction the team was going in and she wanted to be traded. The Sky had leverage because she is a restricted free agent and if any team was to sign her to a offer sheet they could match it.
Elene had another plan to fight that, because she told the team that she was willing to sit out this season, if that happened, to wait until she became a unrestricted free agent to play somewhere else. The team put her on the market and she was traded to the Washington Mystics. I cant say this is a better team to be on but this team is rebuilding and might have a chance with Della Donne on the team to make it into the playoffs this season. They do have a electric point guard in Ivory Latta the former UNC star who is still very serviceable, but I believe they will need more wing help to give them a chance to make it to the finals.
They finished 18-16 last season and was knocked out of the playoffs. This season they have to make a push over the Atlanta Dream – who should be healthy this year – but free agency is not over and the draft will give them some help, so the chips are not set yet and that’s the reason why the games are played, to see how thing will go. I do wish her the best with her new team and I am hoping that she does great because I think she is the best player in league and deserves a chance at winning a championship.