Women's Hoops Blog
Jayda Evans covers college and pro women's basketball. While its her first year on the Washington beat, she has covered the Storm since its inception. She'll offer observations, critiques, occasional off-beat tales and answers to select e-mail inquires. Evans also has written a book on the Storm and women's hoops, called "Game On!"
June 28, 2008 12:41 PM
Posted by Jayda Evans
The Storm cut rookie G Kimberly Beck today, giving the Storm room under the cap for further additions and making room on the active roster to play trade pick-up Camille Little. The rise of G Tanisha Wright's play also made Beck expendable because coach Brian Agler, who's also director of player personnel, can have either Wright or PG Sue Bird run the offense or play SG.
The team is preparing for the departure of F Lauren Jackson, who'll miss five games in July to prepare for the Olympics with her Australian national team. Agler said he may want to pick up another post to fill the void, signing players to seven-day contracts. That option begins July 1. If Agler kept Beck on the roster, her rookie salary would have become guaranteed, not giving the Storm room under the cap for additions.
Beck averaged 3.5 minutes with Seattle, having her best outing in the team's loss to Los Angeles on Tuesday when she started the fourth quarter and nailed her only three-point attempt. She also had two rebounds and one assist in helping the Storm chop a 14-point deficit to nine at the 5:38 mark.