Top WNBA players using new leverage, flexing muscles

Leverage: WNBA stars Diana Taurasi and Candace Parker are using their clout to sit out, and Sylvia Fowles is demanding a trade.

Anyone who has a problem with this: you can’t have your cake and eat it too. You want the league to grow up – these are the kinds of issues that will come up. Why don’t you grow up, too.

More WNBA news:

Storm center Lauren Jackson had had yet another knee surgery. It doesn’t sound like she’ll be back this year.

Mystics rookie Ally Malott on being drafted.

Updated WNBA transactions:

May 6, 2015

Team Player Transaction

Atlanta Matee Ajavon Contract Signed
Atlanta Martha Alwal Contract Signed
Connecticut Danielle McCray Waived
San Antonio Chelsea Poppens Waived

May 4, 2015

Team Player Transaction

Chicago Victoria Macaulay Contract Signed
Chicago Betnijah Laney Contract Signed
Connecticut Katie Douglas Waived
Seattle Vicky McIntyre Contract Signed

Isiah Thomas hire:

Some see Thomas bring brought on board as an insult to WNBA fans.

There’s no place for Isiah Thomas in the WNBA, one columnist says.

James Dolan gave Isiah Thomas a job again. Really.

USA Basketball:

The road to Rio is just beginning.

Elena Delle Donne interview.

Photo gallery.

Canadian National Team tryouts:

Several NCAA stars will try out for the Canadian team, including Natalie Achonwa, Nirra Fields, Ruth Hamblin, Kia Nurse and Jamie Weisner.

College news:

Kentucky has suspended guard Makayla Epps after she was cited for alcohol-related charges in her hometown.