Friday is opening day for the WNBA and yet the dominant part of the conversation leading up to the games was not about the games themselves.
Instead, it was about the players who won’t be playing in them.
Every single year there are cuts in the WNBA that just catch you off guard. Players that don’t feel like they should be without a team just sitting on the market when the season starts.
But this year? It feels even stranger. It all starts with the Minnesota Lynx, who made 6 cuts before the season began. One was 2020 Rookie of the Year Crystal Dangerfield. Another was Layshia Clarendon, who confirmed after an injury-riddled 2021 season that they were cleared and ready to play. The Lynx also cut Rennia Davis, who they drafted in the first round last season.