Aces’ Cambage becomes the biggest name to eschew 2020 season
Liz Cambage, perhaps the most dominant force in the WNBA (when healthy), is sitting out this season, Howard Megdal of The Next reported. It’s a sad loss for many: the Aces, basketball fans, highlight reels, Twitter beef connoisseurs, and probably Cambage herself. The league will not be as fun without her, but it is the right decision for her, and we have to respect that.
Veteran Avery Warley-Talbert, who played for the Liberty last year, will snag Cambage’s roster spot this season. The absence of Cambage has shed a light on a different Aces center, however: the third-year A’ja Wilson, who is already receiving MVP chatter with an open canvas in the Las Vegas frontcourt.
Cambage wasn’t the only one to opt-out over the weekend. Los Angeles Sparks assistant coach Fred Williams announced he will not join the team in Florida, as the 63-year old would likely be high-risk for the virus.
Williams is not the first coach to forgo the Florida trip (Storm head coach Dan Hughes announced last week that he will miss the season) and may not be the last.
More from Atlanta Dream
- Your Day in Women’s Basketball, October 19: NCAA shakes up schedules, not scholarships
- Your Day in Women’s Basketball, September 28: All-Rookie team announced
- Women’s Basketball, September 17: NCAA Hoops to start Nov. 25
- Your Day in Women’s Basketball, September 14: Mystics are going dancing
- Your Day in Women’s Basketball, September 10: Dream are (mathematically) stayin’ alive
With three weeks left before the league presumably tips off, there could be more announcements on the way.
A new phenomenon is sweeping the West Coast Conference…. many players are reporting that they’re seeing double! There’s been an influx of twins in the WCC, with four tandems fighting for the throne of best siblings in the conference.
We don’t have twin telepathy here at High Post Hoops, but we predict that you’ll find this piece to be phenomenal.
The Indiana Fever are something of an anomaly in the WNBA world. They have a new GM, a new head coach, and most surprisingly, a full roster for Florida. And boy, are they hungry.
If basketball had ten commandments, the first would read: if someone dubs thee to have “Donald Sterling vibes,” you probably shouldn’t be running a professional basketball team.
Across the league, players are criticizing Atlanta Dream owner and Georgia senator Kelly Loeffler over her troubling comments about the Black Lives Matter protests. On Twitter, Sue Bird, Natasha Cloud, and Skylar Diggins-Smith have been among the most vocal stars to call for Loeffler’s ousting.