The WNBA regular season is nearly at the halfway point, and rosters continue to fluctuate as teams address injuries, absences and rosters additions while staying under the league’s salary cap.
As teams do their best to balance their lineups, Just Women’s Sports will be tracking who’s in and who’s out.
After releasing her from her third seven-day contract, Minnesota opted to re-sign Nikolina Milic to a rest of season contract.
Milic has appeared in 25 games this season for the Lynx, averaging 5.4 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.
Three days after she was cut by Indiana, Bria Hartley has signed with the Connecticut Sun. The former seventh overall pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft, she was signed to a rest of season contract.
She had a particularly good season in 2020, averaging 14.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game while with the Phoenix Mercury. Hartley has spent the last two seasons making her way back from a season-ending knee injury, however, appearing in just 16 games last season (six regular season, 10 playoff).
The Indiana Fever waived Bria Hartley and signed Rennia Davis. Hartley appeared in 10 games for the team this season, averaging 2.5 points, 1.0 assists and 1.0 rebounds per game.
Davis was selected with the No. 9 overall pick by Minnesota in the 2021 draft. She was waived by the team in May after just one game, in which she scored two points and played just three minutes. She sat out last season due to a stress fracture in her foot.
Connecticut released Jazmine Jones and Joyner Holmes from their 7-day contracts, while Minnesota also released Nikolina Milic from her 7-day contract.
Evina Westbrook was signed to a second 7-day contract by the Mystics, while Jennie Simms and Reshanda Gray each signed their second 7-day contracts with Phoenix.
The New York Liberty signed Crystal Dangerfield to a rest-of-season contract. She had been signed to a hardship contract in early June, then released on June 26 before signing a new contract Sunday.
Minnesota signed Nikolina Milic to another 7-day contract while Joyner Holmes and Jazmine Jones each signed their second 7-day contract with Connecticut.
The New York Liberty announced they had waived Lorela Cubaj on Friday. Drafted by Seattle with the 18th overall pick in April’s draft, Cubaj was acquired by the Liberty via a trade on draft night.
Through 11 games for New York, Cubaj averaged eight minutes and contributed 2.1 rebounds and 0.7 points per game. The move was intended to clear enough cap space for the Liberty to re-sign point guard Crystal Dangerfield on Sunday.
Thank you, @LorelaCubaj for your hard work and dedication on and off the court.🗽 pic.twitter.com/LWfHQgkSld— New York Liberty (@nyliberty) July 1, 2022
Thank you, @LorelaCubaj for your hard work and dedication on and off the court.🗽 pic.twitter.com/LWfHQgkSld
After signing Crystal Dangerfield in late May, the Liberty released the guard but could bring her back in early July with some roster finagling. Dangerfield scored a season-high 11 points while adding two steals on June 12, .
Connecticut re-signed Joyner Holmes and Jazmine Jones to 7-day contracts while Minnesota re-signed Nikolina Milic.
On Saturday, the Mercury announced that they had agreed to a contract divorce with Tina Charles.
Charles had made 16 appearances with Phoenix, averaging 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. It was later announced that she is expected to sign with Seattle.
A flurry of waives happened Friday, with the Lynx waiving Evina Westbrook.
Connecticut also waived Joyner Holmes and Jazmine Jones while Seattle waived Reshanda Gray. Kristine Anigwe was waived by Phoenix while Washington let go of Kennedy Burke.
With the return of Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota announced that they had released Nikolina Milic from her hardship contract.
Also released on Thursday were Jennie Simms from Phoenix and Destiny Slocum from Atlanta. The Dream later signed Yvonne Turner to a hardship contract.
Minnesota announced Tuesday that they have released Elissa Cunane from her hardship contract.
A former NC State standout, Cunane played limited minutes for the Lynx in three games, scoring just two points and contributing four rebounds.
Cunane initially was drafted by Seattle.
A member of the French national team, Rupert was the 12th overall pick by the Aces in 2021.
After being picked by the Aces, Rupert finished her fourth professional season in France, where she plays for Bourges in the LFB and Euroleague. This past season in the French league, the center averaged 13.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. The team won the league championship, with Ruper being named Finals MVP.
The Connecticut Sun announced Wednesday that it has signed Jazmine Jones. Details of the contract were not released.
A former 12th overall pick, Jones averaged 10.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals in 20 games during her rookie campaign in 2020. She played in 27 games in 2021, averaging 5.9 points per game.
She was picked up by the Fever in February but waived by the team in late April.
JUST ANNOUNCED: The Connecticut Sun have signed guard Jazmine Jones.🔗: https://t.co/TebFyqUCF5 pic.twitter.com/QAdMuLOpKC— Connecticut Sun (@ConnecticutSun) June 15, 2022
JUST ANNOUNCED: The Connecticut Sun have signed guard Jazmine Jones.🔗: https://t.co/TebFyqUCF5 pic.twitter.com/QAdMuLOpKC
The Dream also signed Destiney Slocum to a hardship contract. A former 14th overall pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft, she’s played in two games so far this season. On the 17th against Chicago, she scored 10 points while adding two rebounds and two assists.
NC State standout Elissa Cunane, who was the 17th overall pick in the 2022 WNBA draft, was signed to a hardship contract by Minnesota. The team also signed Nikolina Milic following a knee injury to Sylvia Fowles that will keep her out indefinitely.
The Chicago Sky activated Julie Allemand. Allemand had been overseas playing in the French LFB and marks the final overseas player to return to the team. Allemand last played in the WNBA in 2020, averaging 8.5 points, 5.8 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game for the Indiana Fever.
Jennie Simms, who last played in the WNBA in 2017, was signed by Phoenix. Through two games so far she’s averaged 4.0 points per game, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 10.5 minutes.
New York also re-signed Crystal Dangerfield to a hardship contract.
Kristi Toliver, who had been finishing up her coaching with the Dallas Mavericks, was activated by the Sparks. Toliver is a two-time WNBA champion and three-time All-Star.
Marine Johannès was signed by the New York Liberty, marking her return to the WNBA. She helped lead the Liberty to a win over Indiana on Friday, contributing 11 points, six assists and two rebounds.
To open up a roster spot for Johannès, New York traded AD Durr to Atlanta in exchange for Megan Walker and the rights to Raquel Carrera. The team subsequently waived Walker.
The New York Liberty have acquired the draft rights to 6-3 forward Raquel Carrera from the Atlanta Dream in exchange for guard AD Durr. The player contract of Megan Walker was also acquired in the trade with the Dream and was subsequently waived by the Liberty. pic.twitter.com/3v9Ra4Tlzm— New York Liberty (@nyliberty) June 8, 2022
The New York Liberty have acquired the draft rights to 6-3 forward Raquel Carrera from the Atlanta Dream in exchange for guard AD Durr. The player contract of Megan Walker was also acquired in the trade with the Dream and was subsequently waived by the Liberty. pic.twitter.com/3v9Ra4Tlzm
New York announced that it had waived Crystal Dangerfield, the beginning of a flurry of roster moves. The Liberty re-signed her on Thursday.
Los Angeles waived Amy Atwell, who last played on May 23 and had three points in five minutes. Alaina Coates, who was averaging 3.5 points and 2.8 rebounds in 9.4 minutes per game, was waived by Indiana.
The Indiana Fever signed Emma Cannon to a hardship contract on Sunday. Cannon played 20 total games in 2021, averaging 5.5 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. Earlier this season, she appeared in one game for Phoenix, scoring three points while adding two rebounds and one assist.
Both Kaela Davis and Kiana Williams were released by Seattle on Thursday. They would re-sign Williams the next day before releasing her once again on June 4.
A still-struggling Minnesota Lynx signed Kamiah Smalls to a hardship contract on Wednesday. The 28th pick in the 2020 draft, Smalls played in just seven games for Indiana that season averaging 3.9 points and 2.0 assists per game.
She’s played in two games so far this season, registering two points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
The Sun signed Stephanie Jones to a hardship contract, with Jasmine Thomas out for the season with a torn ACL.
Jones signed a training camp contract with the Sun in 2021, making the team roster. During her rookie campaign, she notched 25 points and 22 rebounds through 18 games.
Waived by the team in early May, she was picked up by the Mystics before being waived once again.
Elissa Cunane was signed to a hardship contract by the Lynx after the team announced Moriah Jefferson and Natalie Achonwa will remain out indefinitely due to injuries.
A four-year WNBA veteran, Davis was picked up by Chicago to begin the season before being cut. The Storm then signed her, with Davis appearing in their May 29 game. She scored 11 points, adding two rebounds and two steals through 18 minutes.
Williams was drafted by the Storm with the 18th overall pick in the 2021 WNBA draft. She appeared in the Storm’s game on May 29, scoring five points while adding three assists and two rebounds through 14 minutes.
As Phoenix continues to deal with illness on the team, the Mercury signed Karlie Samuelson to a hardship contract. The sister of Katie Lou Samuelson, she played in 14 games last season averaging 3.6 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Sky activated Li Yueru to their roster. Li has finally made her way to Chicago from China, where there were hangups with her work visa.
As a result, the team released Anneli Maley from her hardship contract.
The New York Liberty announced that the team has signed 2020 WNBA Rookie of the Year Crystal Dangerfield on a hardship contract.
The team was eligible to bring on Dangerfield without dropping to the emergency hardship threshold as DiDi Richards and Jocelyn Willoughby will be out due to injury for more than three weeks.
Dangerfield played her first two WNBA seasons with Minnesota before being picked up by Indiana in 2022, but the guard was waived by the Fever in May.
The Sky announced that they have activated Kahleah Copper to their roster.
Copper had been with Perfumerias Avenida in Spain, where she won the Spanish League Championship and was crowned league MVP. The 2021 WNBA Finals MVP led Avenida with 21.4 points per game.
In a corresponding move, Chicago released Tina Krajisnik from her hardship exemption contract. Krajisnik played in just one game for the Sky. She pulled down two assists and grabbed one steal in five minutes against the Liberty on May 11.
The Storm announced that Breanna Stewart has been cleared from the health and safety protocols ahead of Wednesday night’s game against the Chicago Sky. As a result, the team released Kaela Davis from her hardship exemption contract.
Originally picked up by the Sky during training camp, Davis appeared in one game for Chicago, recording a rebound and assist against Los Angeles on May 6 before being waived. She did not appear in any games for the Storm.
The Washington Mystics released Katie Benzan and activated Kennedy Burke to the roster. Benzan was signed to a hardship contract and made the most of her time with the team, contributing 12 points and two rebounds in the Mystics’ win over Las Vegas.
Raina Perez was cut by the Storm after being picked up four days ago due to the Storm’s COVID-19 situation. She also spent time with the Storm during preseason, appearing in both preseason games for the team.
The Sun activated Courtney Williams on Sunday. Both she and DeWanna Bonner are expected to play in Tuesday’s game against New York.
Seattle signed Kaela Davis to a hardship contract on Saturday. The former 10th overall pick in the WNBA draft, Davis was signed by Chicago and later released.
The Connecticut Sun also activated DeWanna Bonner.
The Lynx have signed guard Moriah Jefferson amid a slew of roster updates.
The 5-foot-6 guard played for the Wings in their season opener, but she was cut earlier this week. Last season, she averaged 5.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 17.2 minutes per game with Dallas.
Minnesota also restructured the contract of Evina Westbrook, who signed a hardship contract Thursday, per ESPN’s Alexa Philippou. The guard is now on a rest-of-season contract.
The Lynx also re-signed forward Nikolina Milić, guard Yvonne Turner and center Hannah Sjerven to hardship contracts. The team had cut Milić and Turner yesterday and waived Sjerven earlier this month.
Elsewhere, the Chicago Sky announced that they had released Sparkle Taylor and activated the contract of Allie Quigley. Through two games for the Sky, Taylor scored 11 points in 25 minutes total.
Quigley has been out with a knee injury. Chicago coach James Wade said prior to the season’s start that keeping Quigley out was “precautionary.”
“We want to make sure we’re very careful with her,” he said. “She’s probably not at 100 percent, and we want to make sure she’s there.”
The Minnesota Lynx have agreed to a contract buyout with forward Angel McCoughtry, the team announced.
The Lynx also mutually parted ways with Odyssey Sims, just over a week after signing the veteran guard to a training camp contract, and released Rennia Davis, Nina Milić and Yvonne Turner from their hardship contracts.
Former UConn guard Evina Westbrook was signed by the Lynx to a hardship contract. Westbrook was initially drafted No. 21 by Seattle before being cut.
The Lynx announced that forward Natalie Achonwa will be out indefinitely with a right hamstring strain.
Despite a 10-point performance in the team’s Tuesday win over Minnesota, Crystal Dangerfield was waived. In her place, the Fever activated Alaina Coates and Danielle Robinson.
Coates last played in 2020 for Washington, averaging 2.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. Robinson averaged 9.9 points, 3.7 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game through 24 games for Indiana in 2021.
The Sky activated Rebekah Gardner and released Kaela Davis and Anneli Maley from their hardship contracts.
Additionally, the Mercury activated Diamond DeShields and Brianna Turner as they return from overseas play. Emma Cannon and Jennie Simms were released from their hardship contracts as a result.
Dallas waived Moriah Jefferson, while Washington signed Katie Benzan to a hardship contract.
New York released Kaila Charles from her hardship contract. Charles was signed to a hardship contract for the season opener.
The Sky signed four players — Tina Krajisnik, Kaela Davis, Sparkle Taylor and Anneli Maley — to hardship contracts.
Additionally, Washington signed Stephanie Jones to a hardship contract.
Teams have set their rosters ahead of their season openers, and Friday’s four games to start the season offer plenty of interesting storylines.
Of the 36 rookies selected in this year’s draft, 17 made the cut — plus two undrafted rookies in Maryland’s Katie Benzan and Arizona’s Sam Thomas.
The Fever will take the court with five rookies, the most of any WNBA team. Four of them could crack the starting lineup, including NaLyssa Smith, the No. 2 overall pick.
The Chicago Sky waived Masseny Kaba, Kathleen Doyle and Emmanuelle Tahane.
Kaba signed with the team in April after going undrafted. Tahane also signed after going undrafted out of Rhode Island. While with the Rams, she averaged 13.7 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists.
Doyle, meanwhile, was the 14th overall pick in the 2020 draft and spent the offseason in Turkey with Bursa BSB.
Dallas also announced that they had waived Unique Thompson. She was the 19th pick in the 2021 draft out of Auburn.
Los Angeles cut guards Te’a Cooper, Arella Guirantes and Kianna Smith.
Cooper was a part of the Sparks 2020 and 2021 teams, averaging 9.1 points, 1.4 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 31 games last season. She made 13 starts in 2021.
Guirantes was selected 22nd overall out of Rutgers by Los Angeles in the 2021 draft. The guard averaged 3.2 points, 1.3 rebounds and 11.6 minutes across 25 games in her rookie season.
The Sparks took Smith in the second round of this year’s draft as the No. 16 overall pick. Smith finished her 2021-2022 Louisville campaign with 12 points and a team-leading 2.7 assists per game.
The Connecticut Sun continued to make moves, waiving forwards Stephanie Jones and Beatrice Mompremier.
Mompremier made Connecticut’s 2021 roster after being drafted and then waived by the Sparks in 2020. Playing in all 32 2021 regular-season games, Mompremier averaged 1.8 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.
Jones played 99 minutes in her rookie season with Connecticut, notching a total of 25 points and 22 rebounds.
The Indiana Fever also announced cuts, waiving Lindsay Allen, forward Ameshya Williams-Holliday and forward Erin Whalen.
Allen was drafted by the New York Liberty in 2017 in the second round, before landing in Las Vegas for the 2018 and 2020 seasons, ending up with Indiana in 2021. The guard averaged 5.4 points, three assists and 1.5 rebounds in 32 games last season.
Williams-Holliday of Jackson State was selected in the third round of the 2020 WNBA draft, becoming only the sixth HBCU player to have been drafted since 2002.
Dayton’s Whalen is just one of three Flyers to reach the WNBA, earning a training camp contract from the Fever before being cut.
The Chicago Sky also announced that they had cut Anneli Maley, Kaela Davis, Tina Krajisnik, Sparkle Taylor and Kysre Gonrezick.
Davis was selected 10th overall in the 2017 draft by Dallas, averaging 6.0 points in 19.2 minutes through 33 games. Taylor had been on her second training camp contract with the Sky after signing one last season.
Krasjinik signed a training camp contract with the team and joined on April 30 after spending time with Turkey’s Galatasaray in the FIBA Women’s European Cup. Maley also had a good season overseas, being named the MVP of the Women’s National Basketball League in Australia, averaging 19.8 points, 15.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game in the league’s season.
Gondrezick was also cut after joining the team on a training camp contract. She was the No. 4 overall pick by Indiana in the 2021 draft.
The Storm also announced that they released Kennedy Burke, Kiki Herbert Harrigan and Evina Westbrook.
Burke appeared in 23 games with Seattle last season, scoring her 300th career three-pointer last May. Harrigan spent the 2020 WNBA season with Minnesota, averaging 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds per game while finishing seventh among WNBA rookies with nine blocks. She was later cut by the team and picked up by Seattle.
Westbrook was cut by the Storm after having a huge preseason game in which she notched 15 points and five rebounds against Phoenix. She was selected 21st overall by Seattle in the 2022 draft.
Minnesota cut Layshia Clarendon, Crystal Dangerfield and four other players. The roster cuts came alongside the signing of Odyssey Sims to a one-year contract.
Washington waived Stephanie Mavunga and Linnae Harper, The Washington Post’s Kareem Copeland reported. Undrafted rookie Katie Benzan remains on the roster.
The Aces waived Mya Hollingshed, the No. 8 overall pick in this year’s WNBA draft, despite trading up the draft board to acquire the pick.
Las Vegas also waived Khayla Pointer, the No. 13 overall pick. Both selections were acquired in a pre-draft trade with the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for the Aces’ first and second round picks in 2023.
Taj Cole broke the news that she has been waived from the Sun roster via her Twitter account. The former Virginia Tech guard put on a dominant showing during the inaugural Athletes Unlimited basketball season, placing tenth on the league leaderboard.
“Confused not discouraged,” Cole tweeted.
Connecticut also waived guard Kaila Charles, who appeared in 51 games for the team across the last two seasons, as well as Aleksa Gulbe, an undrafted rookie who averaged 11.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for Indiana in the 2021-22 NCAA season.
The Minnesota Lynx waived undrafted rookies Chloe Bibby and Moon Ursin, while the Aces waived undrafted rookie Nancy Mulkey.
The Chicago Sky waived Lindsey Pulliam, who was drafted in 2021 by the Atlanta Dream, and the Dallas Wings waived Destinee Walker.
The Seattle Storm cut No. 17 overall pick Elissa Cunane and undrafted rookie Raina Perez, both out of NC State, but added forward Reshanda Gray, signing her to a training camp contract. Gray has played five seasons in the WNBA, averaging 4.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in 114 career games.
For the Liberty, center Kylee Shook will sit out the upcoming season for personal reasons. The No. 13 pick in the 2020 WNBA draft, Shook averaged five points and 3.5 rebounds in her first 50 career games.
The Chicago Sky cut Imani McGee-Stafford and Lexi Held.
McGee-Stafford was selected by the Sky as the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 WNBA draft. The center played with Atlanta and Dallas before stepping away from the league to pursue a law degree. In 2022, McGee-Stafford mounted a successful return to the court with Athletes Unlimited.
Held, who starred for DePaul, signed a training camp roster with Chicago in early April.
The Los Angeles Sparks also announced cuts, waiving Lauren Cox, Chantel Horvat and Lexi Gordon.
Cox, the third overall pick in the 2020 draft by the Fever, appeared in 11 games for Indiana in 2021 before being waived and picked up by Los Angeles. She made 15 appearances in a Sparks uniform, notching a career-high 14 points in the team’s August matchup against the Fever.
The Mystics waived Megan Gustafson, Erica McCall and Lee Seul Kang.
Gustafson averaged 4.0 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game in 11 appearances with Washington last season, while McCall averaged 4.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in 23 games for the team.
Kang starred for the South Korea national team last summer at the Tokyo Olympics, with 14.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.
The Sky cut Kayla Wells and Kamiah Smalls.
Wells ended her five-year career at Texas A&M with 1,768 career points before signing a training camp contract with Chicago earlier this month. Smalls was drafted by the Fever in 2020 and played in seven games that year but didn’t appear in the league last season.
In other roster moves, the Lynx waved CeCe Hooks, the Sun waived Jordan Lewis, the Dream waived Jaylyn Agnew and the Liberty waived Paris Kea.
The Dallas Wings have waived Chelsea Dungee and Jazz Bond, the team announced Tuesday.
Dungee was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2021 WNBA draft, averaging 22.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals during her senior year with Arkansas.
Bond, a forward from North Florida, was selected in the third round of the 2022 WNBA Draft with the 31st overall pick.
Also on Tuesday, the Fever cut guard Haley Gorecki, while the Storm cut forward Lauren Manis.
The Washington Mystics have waived MeMe Jackson, while the Atlanta Dream have waived N’dea Jones, per the WNBA transactions page.
Jackson appeared in Washington’s preseason game against the Dream on Sunday, notching three points in her 10 minutes on the court.
Jones was selected 23rd overall by the Seattle Storm in the 2021 WNBA draft before she was waived by the team during the preseason. The former Texas A&M player signed a deal to compete for a Dream roster spot back in February.
IUPUI star Macee Williams has been waived by the Phoenix Mercury.
Williams was selected 32nd overall by Phoenix in the third round of the 2022 WNBA draft.
The all-time Jaguars leading scorer and rebounder, Williams was the first IUPUI player to be drafted to the WNBA. The 6-foot-2 forward notched ten double-doubles during the 2021-22 regular season and averaged a double-double with 18.7 points and 10.7 rebounds through 27 appearances.
Rookie draftee Ali Patberg was cut by the Fever.
Patberg, who played her entire seven-year career at Indiana, was a third-round pick in the 2022 draft. She was one of seven players drafted by the team.
She averaged 11.6 points, 3.4 assists and 3.2 rebounds during the 2021-22 season and finished her career ranked ninth all-time in scoring at Indiana.
The Fever also announced that Chelsey Perry will miss the season for personal reasons, while Bernadett Határ suffered a torn ACL and inner lateral ligament in the final seconds of Sopron Basket’s EuroLeague title win on April 10, according to that club’s website. Határ had signed a training camp contract with the Fever in March.
Christyn Williams, the Washington Mystics’ No. 14 overall pick out of UConn in this year’s WNBA draft, suffered a season-ending knee injury, the team announced. She will undergo surgery and there is no timetable for her return.
“We are heartbroken for Christyn and will miss her greatly,” Mystics coach and general manager Mike Thibault said in a statement. “She was off to a terrific start in training camp, and I know she will work diligently to make a comeback next season.”
The Mystics signed Maryland’s Katie Benzan to a training camp contract.
The Indiana Fever waived guard Micaela Kelly. A second-round pick in the 2021 draft, she was signed by the Fever on Feb. 19 to a training camp contract.
The Connecticut Sun announced their first round of cuts, parting ways with Alexus Dye, Delicia Washington and Keyona Hayes. Dye and Washington received training camp contracts as undrafted rookies, while Hayes has had a strong career in Europe after her finishing her college career at Miami in 2017.
The Las Vegas Aces announced that they had waived two players: rookies Faustine Aifuwa and Deja Winters. Aifuwa was a third-round selection in the 2022 WNBA draft, while the team signed Winters as a rookie free agent.
On just the second day of training camp, the Las Vegas Aces announced that they waived center Kalani Brown. Brown was picked up by the team during the Athletes Unlimited basketball season. She finished fifth on the leaderboard during the season, averaging 16.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. She ranked second in the league in field goal percentage with 71.4 percent.
The seventh overall pick in the 2019 WNBA draft, Brown played 28 games with the Sparks as a rookie, averaging 5.1 points and 3.5 rebounds. She was then traded to Atlanta, where she played in 10 games before suffering an injury. Brown was then waived last season after appearing in one game.
According to a report from Khristina Williams of Girls Talk Sports TV, Brown has suffered a torn meniscus in her left leg and is expected to be sidelined for at least a month. Because she was signed to a training camp contract, Brown’s medical expenses will be covered, and she could have other expenses covered for up to eight weeks if she chooses to stay in Las Vegas.
Roster Update: The Aces have waived center Kalani Brown.— Las Vegas Aces (@LVAces) April 19, 2022
Roster Update: The Aces have waived center Kalani Brown.
With the loss of Brown, the Aces’ training camp roster now sits at 16 players.
The Phoenix Mercury announced Monday that they had signed forward Emma Cannon to a training camp contract. The power forward spent the overseas season with Elitzur Ramla of the Israeli League, averaging a double-double 20.6 points, 12.9 rebounds and 36.9 minutes in 30 games played.
She spent the 2021 season with the Las Vegas Aces, Connecticut Sun and the Indiana Fever, becoming the fifth athlete in WNBA history to play for three different teams in the same season. With the Fever, she averaged 6.9 points and 4.5 rebounds through 12 games.