Chennedy Carter still absent from Atlanta Dream

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The WNBA has returned but some of its players have not.

Chennedy Carter has yet to suit up for the Atlanta Dream after she was suspended on July 5 for “conduct detrimental to the team.” She has missed three games in total, including two before the Olympic break and the Dream’s 92-81 loss to the Phoenix Mercury in their return to action Sunday.

Reports following Carter’s suspension detailed her negative impact on the locker room, including an incident where Carter suggested she wanted to fight teammate Courtney Williams.

On “Tea with A & Phee” in mid-July, Dream owner Renee Montgomery said the team was in “figuring it out mode” and suggested they are having internal discussions about Carter.

The longer Carter’s suspension lasts, the more doubts will raise about her future in Atlanta. Of note, the WNBA’s trade deadline is this Saturday at 8 p.m. ET

The Dream (6-14) next play the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ET.