Posts Tagged ‘Nicky Anosike’

Washington Mystics Trade Nicky Anosike To L.A. Sparks For Natasha Lacy, Latoya Pringle

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Nate says: 2012 WNBA Free Agency: Quality Contributors Still Available Among Remaining Restricted Free Agents

The Washington Mystics’ most significant move thus far this off-season was re-signing restricted free agent Crystal Langhorne, a two-time all-star and arguably the team’s most valuable player over the past two years.

However, the signing also leaves the team with a bit of a predicament in terms of what to do with their other free agent: Nicky Anosike.

Swish Appeal also has Alysha Clark’s Journal: On Tina Stewart, Playing Overseas, and WNBA Goals

Last year, 2010 WNBA draft pick Alysha Clark (Twitter: @Alysha_Clark) was kind enough to offer us first-hand insight of her experience in San Antonio Silver Stars training camp until she got released. Since then, Clark has continued her basketball career overseas and has provided occasional updates on her own blog Life In My Nikes. Today, Clark offers more about what she’s up to overseas, remembering an old friend from Middle Tennessee State University, and her continued transition from a college power forward to a pro small forward.

Over at Slam Online, it’s the Seattle Storm’s Brian Agler on Traveling Overseas: Why it’s necessary

Brian Agler, head coach and Director of Player Personnel of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, is widely considered to be one of the hardest working coaches in the women’s game. During the WNBA’s offseason from October through March, Agler makes it a priority of his to visit Storm players overseas in various countries. One of the most successful coaches in women’s basketball, Agler shares with us his reasons for making these trips and why they are so vital for the continuity of his club. – Ben Y

In Chicago (home of the UAA Champs, Chicago University Maroon’s women’s basketball team), Chicago Sky owner Michael Alter spoke to students in Stuart Hall last night on the challenges of owning and operating a WNBA franchise.

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Like the Liberty, Their Home in Newark Is a Work in Progress.

Average attendance after the Liberty’s first nine home games, which included six victories, was 7,079, a drop of 28 percent from the 9,899 average for the first nine games at the Garden last season.

“That’s 14 years of hard work; that’s not a snap the fingers and 11,000-plus show up,” O’Neil said. “So I’m kind of happy where we are. I think you’ll see some growth over the next couple of years.”

Interesting that there’s no real discussion about those the Liberty left behind.

From Staten Island Live: Nicky Anosike making another transition in her WNBA career

Nicky Anosike has learned over time that a basketball venue such as a near-empty Prudential Center on a weekday night in July doesn’t give off quite the same sizzle as an NCAA championship game in front of 21,655 screaming fans, most of them draped in some variation of University of Tennessee Orange.

The Island native experienced the best of the women’s game, which is still the big-time college match-ups, as a cornerstone player for two of Pat Summitt’s national title teams.

But that was 2007 and ‘08.

Jayda’s got her WNBA power rankings and a Q&A with new 7-dayer Allie Quigley.

Yahoo has a SASS/Seattle preview.

And yup, the loss in CT was frustrating, but Michelle Smith writes that Angel McCoughtry and Atlanta are dreaming big again.

Over at the Alien, Richard says Two out of three ain’t bad

We may have only recently passed the halfway point, but the brevity of the WNBA season means that you can already feel the intensity ratcheting up. At least in a lot of games you can. Sunday started out with the first meeting this season between the top two in the Western Conference, a game which inevitably carried a little extra spice as the teams fought it out to be top dog. The day continued with a hard-fought Eastern Conference battle played with the physicality and aggression of a playoff game. And then it closed out with a cross-conference matchup where one team quit after about five minutes. We’ll get to that one later. First let’s deal with the teams who deserve to be talked about.

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Out of InsideTennessee: Nicky Anosike responds to suspension.

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What can we read into this?

Lynx sign Adair after suspending Anosike

Anosike was suspended after declining to join the team on its three-game road trip, which starts Thursday in Seattle, continues Friday in Los Angeles and wraps up Sunday in Indianapolis, which is the final game of the regular season.

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