Thursday, May 13, 2010
One of the most perplexing events of the 2009-10 offseason was the fact that Jennifer Lacy remained an unsigned free agent almost until the beginning of Training Camp. She was released by the Dream on April 26 and four days later the Washington Mystics signed her for training camp.
Given that one of Holdsclaw's motivations in signing for the Dream was to play alongside Lacy, the question was why the Dream failed to re-sign Lacy. Today, I communicated with someone...well, let's just say that it was very high up in the DFO, someone who would know exactly what was going on.
According to my DFO contact, the Dream tendered an offer to Lacy...and they heard...nothing. No answer from Lacy. So if Lacy wanted to stay with the Dream, she would have simply signed the offer and nothing would have changed.
Frankly, if I was in the WNBA and had a PER of 7.87 lifetime...if some front office tendered me a contract I'd sign it and risk a wrist injury by giving myself a high-five.