Thursday, February 23, 2006

Storm Moving Forward

The running rumor is
confirmed as Wendy Palmer-Daniel (though she appears to have cut the hypenation) signs with the Seattle Storm.

PlayerTeamDef. RatingOff. Rating
Wendy PalmerSan Antonio83.05112.05

Though this may mean that Suzy Batkovic will not be allowed by the coach of the Australian national team to return to the WNBA this year with her Opals' team mates Lauren Jackson, Tully Bevilaqua and Penny Taylor, it is still a solid move for the Storm. They add some veteran experience that can play all 3 front court positions. This replaces leadership lost with the post championship moves by Tully and Sheri Sam. It strengthens the defense of the front line with even more depth without losing any of the offense. This can't leave much to spend on a back-up point guard, perhaps the Storm are leaning towards picking someone up in the draft. There better be a darn solid point available at their draft spot or I can't see the Storm seriously pursuing another championship. The team often fell apart offensively when Sue sat down, and they can't afford to let that happen. We will have to wait and see.

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