• October 19, 2021

Grab the popcorn, it’s time for Roster Roulette ’09

Training Camp is upon us. Finally. The long stretch between the end of the NCAA Championship and the cusp of the season is over. Yeah, I know there were some European championships in the mix and there’s the WNBL in Australia. But, we all know, the game is at its highest level in the good ol’ US of A during the summer months (even if the WNBA salaries pale in comparison to what a Russian gazillionaire can pay). So now until June 6, fans will be watching teams play roster roulette to trim their squad to a lean 11, down two from last year. It really is a shame that the economy has bitten the league so badly in the derrière that rosters had to shrink. Heck, the league won’t even print media guides this year (to the comical consternation of Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans aka @JaydaEvans on Twitter).


For a rundown of other cost cutting measures read this article by Bob Corwin.

Anyway, let’s get back to the issue at hand: rosters. Below are links to each team’s roster so you can skip right on by those splash pages. From now until the the first tip-off of the regular season, it’ll be interesting to see the how the teams configure their squads. Grab the popcorn and hold on to your wigs folks, it’s going to be an emotional ride. I hope your favorite players make it and all the best to those who get cut. Just remember that NCAA promo quote: “There are over 380,000 student-athletes and just about every one of them will go pro in something other than sports.” Plus, European team training starts in…August?

  1. Atlanta Dream
  2. Chicago Sky
  3. Connecticut Sun
  4. Detroit Shock
  5. Indiana Fever
  6. Los Angeles Sparks
  7. Minnesota Lynx (I like that the Lynx have a past rosters link on their site)
  8. New York Liberty
  9. Phoenix Mercury
  10. Sacramento Monarchs
  11. San Antonio Silver Stars
  12. Seattle Storm
  13. Washington Mystics

Some interesting articles on training camp and potential team moves (newest to oldest):

And from Chantelle Anderson of the Atlanta Dream, a player’s perspective on training camp:

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