Welcome back, Sue Bird. The Storm’s All-Star point guard is back on the floor for her first day of practice in 2008. Lauren Jackson is not out here today. The latest I’d heard was Jackson was scheduled to get in last night and undergo her physical this morning, allowing her to begin practicing tomorrow.
The Storm started out going against the practice guys, but they are now on the sidelines. On the floor in Black are Sue, Sheryl Swoopes, Swin Cash, Shyra Ely and Yolanda Griffith. Kimberly Beck, Daphanie Kennedy, Katie Gearlds, Ashley Robinson and Kelly Santos are in White with Tanisha Wright and Doneeka Lewis rotating in with the first unit and Roneeka Hodges and Kristen O’Neill also on the White team.
- The practice squad is back on in a 2-3 zone, giving the Storm’s starters a chance to work on their zone offense.
- Great look by Cash against the zone, drawing two defenders to her on the baseline and bounce passing underneath to an open Ely for a layup.
UPDATE: Jackson is still en route to Seattle. Coach Agler said after practice that she’s on a flight from London to L.A. and will be here tonight. The Storm will get her a physical tomorrow morning and move tomorrow’s practice back to 2:00 p.m. to accommodate that and get Jackson on the floor.