The first two months of WNBA free agency sent the women's basketball world into a frenzy. Top players were traded, new faces landed on new teams, and reunions between players and old teams commenced. Some players who haven't played in the league for a while are back and ready to compete in the best women's basketball league in the world.
A lot of Australian players found themselves in some of these blockbuster trades and reunions. With the rise of Australians coming into the WNBA nowadays, the representation is set to be one of the greatest ever.
Here are each of the transactions from January when negotiations could start to February 28th. Note: the dates are written in the day it happened in America with the Australian date in parenthesis.
January 12 (January 13):
Seattle Storm extended a qualifying offer to Ezi Magbegor.
January 13 (January 14)
Kristy Wallace was traded from the Atlanta Dream to the Indiana Fever.
January 15(January 16):
Rebecca Allen was traded from the New York Liberty to the Connecticut Sun in a three team trade. It was the first blockbuster trade of the offseason.
February 1(February 2)
Steph Talbot signed a two year deal with the Los Angeles Sparks.
Cayla George makes her return to the WNBA, signing a one year deal with the Las Vegas Aces.
February 3(February 4)
Sami Whitcomb reunites with the Seattle Storm, signing a two year deal.
February 4(February 5)
Ezi Magbegor signed a two year deal with the Seattle Storm.
February 14 (February 15)
Alanna Smith signs a one year deal with the Chicago Sky.
February 16 (February 17)
Anneli Maley signs a training camp contract with the Chicago Sky.
February 20 (February 21)
Jade Melbourne signs a rookie scale contract with the Seattle Storm. She was originally drafted in the 2022 draft as a stash pick.
February 28 (March 1)
The Los Angeles Sparks suspended Steph Talbot's contract after she tore her ACL.
This season is inching closer by the day. There is a lot to look forward to when it comes to Australians in the WNBA. The excitement is just getting started.
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