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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

From Q: 2010 WNBA Preview (Pt. 1): Strengths and Weaknesses of WNBA Playing Styles

About a month ago, someone suggested to me that this past WNBA off-season might have involved the largest movement of star players in the history of the league.

In addition to the dispersal of Sacramento Monarchs players across the league, All-Stars Shameka Christon, Candice Dupree, Cappie Pondexter, Katie Smith, and Lindsay Whalen changed teams either by trade or free agency. The Tulsa Shock relocated and in addition to losing Smith, Taj McWilliams-Franklin left via free agency and neither Cheryl Ford nor Deanna Nolan will be playing for the team this season. The Washington Mystics lost Alana Beard for the season with an injury and the Los Angeles Sparks lost women's basketball legend Lisa Leslie to retirement. That's not to mention the Minnesota Lynx starting the season without Seimone Augustus and Candice Wiggins.

In other words, there are so many question marks around so many teams that it's hard to make any strong predictions one way or the other.