Thursday, December 17, 2009
John Courant of the Hartford Courant gives us some hints about the 2010 upcoming WNBA schedule.
Sienko said the WNBA plans to release the 2010 schedule by the end of the week. The season will start May 15. The Finals will run no later than Sept. 20. ... The league has not decided if, when or where an All-Star Game will be played, though Sienko said the Sun would be interested in hosting it again. ... The salary cap will drop to $775,000 and rosters remain at 11. ... Free agency begins Jan. 1. Teams can start offering contracts Jan. 15.
According to the 2008 Collective Bargaining Agreement with the WNBA Players Association, the salary cap was supposed to be $827,000. I wonder how this is going to affect players playing in Europe, as most league seasons there wrap up their finals in May.