Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans will have a weekly conversation with a WNBA newsmaker. This week she speaks with league president Laurel J. Richie, who enters the second part of the season juggling team-relocation announcements and improving outreach.
The Storm is willing to be patient with Monica Wright, out indefinitely after undergoing knee surgery, because the team is in a long-term rebuild. The Storm is guaranteed to have Wright for two seasons, giving her time to rehabilitate in hopes of at least one productive season.
Maya Moore scored a record 30 points to lead the West to a 117-112 victory over the East in the WNBA All-Star Game.
Sue Bird of the Storm will start for the West team in Saturday’s All-Star Game in Uncasville, Conn. Bird will be joined in the starting backcourt by DeWanna Bonner of Phoenix. They replace Skylar Diggins and Seimone Augustus, who have knee injuries.
Elena Delle Donne scored 21 of her 27 points in the second half, Allie Quigley added a season-high 23 and the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 97-92 in the teams’ final game before the All-Star break.
The Storm fell behind the New York Liberty early but fought back to a one-point deficit with 27.9 seconds before losing 81-77.
Former UConn star has appeared in nine of the 10 WNBA All-Star Games played since Bird was drafted with the No. 1 overall pick by Seattle in 2002. Bird missed the 2013 season due to knee surgery.
This is a live game thread for Seattle's matchup against New York at KeyArena. It's the return of former Storm guard Tanisha Wright, who signed with the Liberty in February after 10 seasons in Seattle.
Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans will have a weekly conversation with a newsmaker in the WNBA. This week she speaks with former Storm guard Tanisha Wright, who signed a free-agent contract with New York in February.