2018 Atlanta Dream Training Camp Breakdown

Training camp is in full swing and the Dream have a mix of new and old players. Who will make the final roster?

The Atlanta Dream kicked off training camp on April 29th with a new outlook and a fresh start after missing the playoffs. WNBA All-Star Angel McCoughtry also took off the season to rest and she is back ready to help the Dream become a playoff contender again. With a new head coach in Nicki Colleen, the Dream will be one of the teams to keep an eye on this WNBA season. 

Training camp is now in full swing and the Dream have cut down their training camp roster now down to 14 players. The WNBA roster limit is 12 players but some teams can only carry 11 due to their respective salary cap. Let's break down the roster and see who will be on the final Dream roster which needs to be set by May 17th.

Monique Billings

Drafted 15th overall in the recent draft by the Dream, Billings is a 6'4 power forward with great rebounding skills. Monique Billings will most likely make the final roster but will come off the bench as she still has to improve her game in order to defend against some of the top WNBA forwards (Elena Delle Donne, Breanna Stewart, etc)

Jessica Breland

A new player on the Dream who was signed on Feb 5th as an unrestricted free agent after spending the previous three seasons with the Chicago Sky. Jessica Breland is a 6'3 power forward who will make the final roster and is expected to be a key contributer for the Dream moving forward.

Layshia Clarendon

Now in her third season with the Dream, Layshia Clarendon is expected to play a huge role for the Dream. After a break out season last year in which she became a WNBA All-Star, Clarendon will make the final roster. The 5'9 point guard will be asked to help set up the new Dream offense as the leading point guard.

Damiris Dantas

In her second season as a Dream player, Damiris Dantas is a 6'3 center who will be playing a pivotal role for the Dream coming off the bench. She will be tasked with being the 6th woman and helping her fellow starters on the floor. She will make the final roster.

Blake Dietrick

Signed to a training camp contract in March, Blake Dietrick is fighting for a final roster spot. Dietrick is 5'10 point guard who had a successful season playing overseas in Greece.

Adaoru Elonu

Signed to a training camp contract in February, Adaoru Elonu was recently activated to play in training camp. Elonu is a 6'1 small forward who is also fighting for a final roster spot. She recently played overseas in Spain.

Mackenzie Engram

Drafted 27th overall in the recent WNBA draft, Mackenzie Engram comes from one of the local colleges in Georgia. Engram is a 6'2 forward who is also trying to make the final roster spot. 

Tiffany Hayes

After Angel McCoughtry decided to rest last season, Tiffany Hayes stepped up for the Dream. She was one of the top scorers with 16.3 points per game. She became a WNBA All-Star last season. Now that Angel McCoughtry is back, Tiffany Hayes will be asked to still continue to be one of the top players and will be on the final roster. 

Rosemarie Julien

Signed to a training camp contract in April, Rosemarie Julien was one of the top players at FGCU. The 5'11 forward will also be trying to make the final roster.

Maggie Lucas

Maggie Lucas is back in the WNBA after recent surgeries put her on the sidelines. Signed to a training camp contract, Lucas has a very good shot at making the final roster. The 5'10 shooting guard will come off the bench if she makes the final roster.

Angel McCoughtry

One of the top WNBA players is back! Angel McCoughtry is back and ready to go after a season off. Angel McCoughtry will try to help the Dream get back in the playoffs. If the Dream are going to make noise, it will be because of McCoughtry. The perennial WNBA All-Star will be on the final roster and will be a serious MVP candidate if the Dream have a great season.

Imani McGee-Stafford

In her second season with the Dream, Imani McGee-Stafford is still improving her game and getting better. She will start but there will be higher expectations for her this season. The 6'7 center has alot to prove and is a lock for the final roster.

Renee Montgomery

One of the biggest offseason signings for the Atlanta Dream this year was signing Renee Montgomery. A former Minnesota Lynx guard who came off the bench signed with the Dream in February. She will be looking to start and the Dream expects big things from her. She is also expected to be a key starter if the Dream want to go back to the playoffs this season.

Brittney Sykes

In her second season with the Atlanta Dream, Brittney Sykes had a great rookie year and made the WNBA All-Rookie Team. With the inclusion of Angel McCoughtry, Brittney Sykes will be asked to come off the bench and also be one of the top bench players. The 5'9 shooting guard is another lock to be on the roster.

Elizabeth Williams

In her third season with the Dream, Elizabeth Williams will be asked to play a huge role. The 6'3 center/forward was an WNBA All-Star last year. There will be a higher set of expectations for her this season. Williams will be another key starter and will be on the final roster.

With the training camp break down complete it is now time to turn our attention to their season opener which is on May 20th against the Dallas Wings.

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