The most common question I get these days is for an update on the Storm and free agency. Honestly, I’m not quite sure what to say. As a team site, we’re not in the rumor game (that need being filled in the W by the RebKell boards), and the coaching staff’s perspective hasn’t really changed since we last talked with Brian Agler a week and a half ago.
Besides last year, which seemed to bring the Storm a new All-Star every few weeks, this is fairly typical of a WNBA offseason. For any number of reasons – The fact that players are busy playing half a world away? The length of time until the start of the season? – the Hot Stove League tends to move at a relatively slow place in the WNBA. I suspect that is exacerbated to some extent this year as teams wait on the top players on the market to make up their minds before moving on to secondary options. So, for now, transactions flow in at a trickle, not a stream’s pace.
Of course, just because moves are not being finalized does not mean there is not work being done behind the scenes. The Storm, like teams throughout the league, continues to talk with free agents and work through a variety of scenarios for putting together a 2009 roster. I suspect we’ll have some news to offer sooner rather than later. For now, however, I preach patience.