We're just about a week into WNBA free agency, and while Liz Cambage's request for a trade is still in the works, we have seen multiple resignings to go along with a few new pickups.
There has been no real movement with the New York Liberty to this point, but it's coming. You can expect at least one to two who will not be resigned to go along with new faces added to their roster.
Here's the latest on the WNBA free agency up until this point.
Atlanta Dream: The Dream signed 6' 3" forward Haley Peters to a training camp contract on February 6. The Duke grad has put up big numbers professionally in EuroLeague so far this season. She is a viable scoring threat with the capabilities to stretch the floor for Atlanta.
Connecticut Sun: With 12 players under contract, don't expect a ton of additional movement from Connecticut. The team announced earlier today (February 7) the resigning of Jasmine Thomas to a two-year deal. Thomas is the first-cored WNBA player to be signed to a two-year deal so far this year besides Maya Moore, who signed one prior to being suspended for the year.
Indiana Fever: The Fever signed Betnijah Laney to a free agent contract on February 5. She'll bring size and versatility to the roster at 6' 4". Laney previously played with Fever head coach Pokey Chatman in Chicago from 2015-2016.
Los Angeles Sparks: Ashley Walker was signed to a training camp contract on February 6. Walker played in the league off and on from 2009 to 2013, most recently with the Connecticut Sun. Walker is currently playing in Turkey in EuroCup and is averaging 20 points and nine rebounds a game.
Minnesota Lynx: Perhaps the biggest news of the week was Maya Moore's announcement to sit out the 2019 season. The Lynx signed Damiris Dantas to an offer sheet, and the Atlanta Dream have until today (Feb. 7) to match, which is not expected to happen.
Phoenix Mercury: Essence Carson was signed to the Mercury on February 6 as an unrestricted free agent, which surprised several WNBA faithful. This is an excellent pickup as Carson brings an element to the roster they otherwise did not have to compliments their returners. Carson is athletic, versatile, and can be a threat on both sides of the ball. This is one of my favorite moves of free agency so far.
Washington Mystics: LaToya Sanders was resigned on February 4 after averaging 10 points and six rebounds per game for the Mystics last season. They quickly followed that up with the signing of Kim Mestdagh to a training camp roster. Mestdagh is a native of Belgium and played her collegiate career at Colorado State.
Catch up on all the WNBA free agency action so far HERE.