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These cuts feeling more like stab wounds

Today’s transactions hurt:

May 10, 2016

Team Player Transaction

Atlanta Johnson, Niya Waived
Atlanta Massengale, Ariel Waived
Atlanta Clarendon, Layshia Traded from Indiana to Atlanta for 2017 2nd round pick
San Antonio Minato, Kelsey Waived
San Antonio Medley, Zahna Waived
San Antonio McIntyre, Vicky Waived
Seattle Eaton Rydalch, Lexi Waived
Seattle Goodrich, Angel Waived
Seattle Thomas, Krystal Waived

I had been pulling for Lexi Eaton Rydalch and Kelsey Minato, and it’s so sad they’ve been cut. Players of their caliber would at the very least be sitting on the end of an NBA bench making a nice salary, if they were men.

The Dream acquired Layshia Clarendon from the Fever for a 2017 second round draft pick.

It looks like Indiana traded Clarendon to keep Brene Moseley. Their rosteris complete.

Final preseason game:

The Sparks held off the Dream, 69-63.

Each team has three more cuts to make. Who will they be?

The league:

The WNBA gave themselves a chance to survive when they stopped looking for a savior.

Wings guard Skylar Diggins says people didn’t think the WNBA would last 20 years, but “we’re here.”

Team news:

The Wings are Dallas’ first WNBA team.

The Lynx need to make one more cut.

The history of the Mystics’ first-round draft picks.

Player news:

Storm guard Alysha Clark hopes to adopt a scorer’s mentality.

Janel McCarville has no problem coming off the bench for Minnesota.

A healthy, excited Seimone Augustus is happy to rejoin the Lynx.

Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner have rejoined the Mercury as the season is upon them.

College conference news:

Is the Big 12 expanding? University of Houston, the University of Memphis, University of Central Florida and Colorado State University have been lobbying members of the Big 12’s composition committee.

College team news:

UConn was honred at the White House today for their national championship.

Illinois a year later.

College player news:

Kacie Bosch is transferring from Gonzaga.

College coach news:

North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell says it’s “hard not to say” women’s basketball is being scapegoated in the school’s academic fraud case.

Longtime St. Bonaventure coach Jim Crowley is leaving to take the same job at Providence.

Nebraska coach Amy Williams has moved fast in her first month, bringing her style to the Huskers.

Geoff Lanier is Cincinnati’s new assistant coach.

Melanie Walls is a new assistant coach at Tennessee Tech.

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