Out of the carnage rises….the WNBA season

The final transactions page on the night before the regular season begins. All the talented players on that list – it kills me.

The WNBA is a Leaner, Meaner Place this year, and that’s not a good thing. Many of the players on the cut list were employed a few years ago when the roster cap was 13. Meanwhile, a bunch of lazy NBA players are pulling down thousands sitting on a bench all season long.

Sports Illustrated jumps in to comment on the musical chairs that has gone on this year.

Los Angeles is at Phoenix for the league’s first game tomorrow, followed by four others. Sparks fans are boycotting Arizona because of the new immigrant law, however.

In the meantime, the Atlanta Dream has decided not to suspend Chamique Holdsclaw for failing to report to training camp this week, after asking to be traded. That’s pretty nice of them. Personally, I’ve run out of patience with her, and I’m a Lady Vol fan.

On the positive tip, how often does an undrafted player make a WNBA roster? Not often. And she’s an Oregon Duck, too! Congratulations to Taylor Lilley.

Awesome piece on Sparks rookie Andrea Riley. Who knew her father was a Harlem Globetrotter? And I like the story author…..he was covering the Pac-10 Tournament in March, and I was hoping at the time that he’d do the Sparks, since Mark Medina wasn’t going to this year.

And former Attorney General Condoleezza Rice pens a warm fuzzy, “Why I Love the WNBA.”

Allright. Even though I’m still bothered by all the good players who won’t be there this year, let the season begin.