We start with some unfortunate news from Australia. Suzy Batkovic-Brown could miss a month after injuring her left knee last weekend. While things could have been much worse and an MRI revealed no structural damage, according to The Daily Telegraph, Batkovic-Brown may end up missing the WNBL postseason. This upcoming weekend closes the regular season, with the finals starting the following weekend. That timetable will make it tough for Batkovic-Brown to return.
- Hoopfeed.com’s Cheryl Coward caught up with Storm free agent Ashley Robinson at NBA All-Star Weekend in her hometown of Dallas after Robinson visited the Vogel Alcove and met with homeless children at the center along with fellow WNBA players Shameka Christon and Kara Lawson. The visit was part of Robinson’s participation representing the league at All-Star Weekend.
Robinson, a center for the Seattle Storm, also plans to make the rounds attending some of the extravagant parties and events during the rest of the week. However, she said she cannot imagine anything topping the visit with the children at Vogel.
“I don’t think anything is going to top that, I’d be surprised,” she told Hoopfeed.com late Wednesday morning about her time with the kids.
“They’re so innocent,” she said, “they don’t understand their whole situation and they were just so happy to see us.”
Robinson will be chronicling her All-Star experience in Jayda Evans’ Women’s Hoops Blog at seattletimes.com, so keep an eye out for more from Dallas.
- Lastly, our friend Q McCall from SwishAppeal.com checked in with Phoenix Mercury GM Ann Meyers-Drysdale in the wake of former Phoenix forward Le’coe Willingham signing with the Storm while also analyzing the move in terms of playing styles.
“Unfortunately, we weren’t in a position to sign her for the 2010 season,” said Meyers-Drysdale in an email today. “Le’Coe was a key player in our championship success, and we wish her the best in Seattle and for the rest of her career.”