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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A look at Connecticut Sun roster

The 2014 version of the Connecticut Sun will bear little resemblance  to the squad which finished with a WNBA worst 10-24 record during the 2013 campaign but just what will the team end up looking like?

It was hard to read too much of what I saw during drills yesterday as Kelsey Bone, Allison Hightower, Yelena Leuchanka, Danielle McCray and Renee Montgomery have yet to report as they finished up their overseas commitments.

When all the players are in camp, which could happen  by Monday, the Sun will need to make at least two cuts so obviously these next few days are incredibly important for players like Keisha Hampton, Shenneika Smith, Kelley Cain and DeNesha Stallworth. UPDATED AT 5:15 P.M.: Hampton and Smith have been cut by the Sun which is a sign that all the players are close to reporting to camp.

With the WNBA moving to a 12-player roster the question is whether the Sun will opt to keep seven perimeter players and five posts or go with six guards and six forwards.

If Connecticut chooses to go with seven perimeter players, it is going to take some pretty special from the under the radar players to make the team as Alex Bentley, Katie Douglas, Kelly Faris, Kalana Greene, Hightower, McCray and Montgomery will be tough to beat out. Moving to the inside players,  you would have to think that Bone, Kelsey Griffin and first-round picks Chiney Ogwumike and Alyssa Thomas are locks to make the team. That would leave Cain, Leuchanka, Kayla Pedersen and Stallworth perhaps vying for one roster spot.


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