Saturday, February 16, 2008

Swin Cash to replace Izi?

Swin Cash told the Detroit Free Press that she believes she will be traded on Tuesday to Seattle for "future" draft picks.

If true, the Storm would get a solid defender with speed and length who can score consistently. Swin has a nice midrange game and is a cutter, something Seattle has not really had in the past. The question is whether the future picks include the upcoming #4 pick in the draft or picks in coming years. It seems odd that Detroit would trade for nothing this year, but we will have to wait and see next week.

I had hoped to see a player of the caliber of Cash or Swoopes picked up in the offseason, (though I would rather have had Swoopes) so this marks a solid first step, and an upgrade for the Storm. As much as I loved Izi, Cash is a better all around player and has championship experience. She is also very familiar with Bird having played with her at Connecticut and with Team USA. She will make a capable second/third score for the Storm, meaning she can improve the three spot AND replace Betty's scoring. She can't play both positions at the same time, so we still need a two guard.

Hopefully the Storm still have room to pick up one more big player in free agency if they have indeed given up the #4 pick. We still need defense and length at the two guard spot. I think a player in the mold of Katie Douglas (UFA with the Sun) would be perfect, but I don't see her coming West. It is going to be an exciting week.

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