Breanna Stewart narrows decisions to Storm, Liberty

Free agent ahead Breanna Stewart has narrowed her decisions right down to staying with the Seattle Storm or going to the New York Liberty, sources confirmed to ESPN on Sunday.

It was reported by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne earlier this month that Stewart wished to satisfy with the Storm, Liberty, Minnesota Lynx and Washington Mystics. Stewart narrowing her decisions down was first reported by Winsidr.

Free brokers can formally signal with groups beginning Wednesday. Two-time WNBA champion Candace Parker already has introduced she is leaving the Chicago Sky for the Las Vegas Aces.

Stewart, a two-time WNBA champion who was the Storm’s No. 1 draft decide in 2016, is essentially the most high-profile free agent. Now 28, she was the league’s MVP in 2018 and is going through free company in her peak years. She has averaged 20.3 factors and eight.6 rebounds in her six-season WNBA profession, having missed the 2019 season with an Achilles harm.

It has been thought all alongside that the Liberty had been the most important menace to lure Stewart away from Seattle, the place she gained championships in 2018 and 2020. Stewart is from Syracuse, New York, and performed collegiately at UConn, the place she gained 4 NCAA titles.

There additionally has been hypothesis that Stewart’s resolution could possibly be tied to that of Chicago guard Courtney Vandersloot, if each wished to play on the identical crew.

Stewart has performed alongside level guard Sue Fowl throughout her WNBA profession, however Fowl retired after final season. Vandersloot is among the league’s premier level guards, main the WNBA in assists per sport for six seasons, together with from 2017 to 2021.