2018 Seattle Storm Training Camp Breakdown

We take a look at Seattle Storm's training camp roster.

The Seattle Storm have had losing seasons for the past six years, with the exception of 2013 where they were 17-17. That has led them to acquire back to back #1 picks with Jewell Loyd and Breanna Stewart, and Jordin Canada with the #5 pick in this year's draft. And despite another losing season last year, the new playoff format meant they still made the playoffs. Everyone who looks at this team seems to think that they are progressing right along and have a very bright future with the duo of Stewart and Loyd. With the addition of Canada, they could have a real trio of talent to build in the near future. However, questions abound at every other position in the lineup and on the bench. Offseason additions of Natasha Howard and Courtney Paris seem like short-term solutions. They have 16 players in training camp, so who makes the team this year and who gets cut? Let's take a look.

Sue Bird

Sue Bird is a legend of the game at this point in her career. She is a 4 time Olympic gold medalist, a two-time WNBA Champion, a 10-time All-Star, and a two-time NCAA Champion with UConn. She is the WNBA all-time assists leader. Enough said. 

Prediction: Makes the final roster. 

Breanna Stewart

Stewart was the 2016 #1 Draft pick, Rookie of the Year winner, and a Defensive Player of the Year candidate her first two seasons in the league, Stewart is simply an outstanding basketball talent. 

Prediction: Makes the final roster.

Jewell Loyd

Loyd is much like her teammate Stewart, only one year older in the league. She was the #1 pick in the 2015 draft and went on to win Rookie of the Year. She is a talented guard who can shoot and penetrate, and the sky is the limit for the rest of her career.

Prediction: Makes the final roster.

Alysha Clark

Despite her slightly small size for a forward, Clark is still a valuable part of this Storm team. How long she remains a starter for is yet to be seen. 

Prediction: Makes the final roster.

Jordin Canada

One of the best ever to suit up for the UCLA Women's team, Jordin Canada was the PAC-12 Defensive Player of the Year and will spend her rookie season learning as much as she can from mentor Sue Bird. She can bring a lot to this team both on offense and defense with her passing and her steals. Like Alysha Clark, she is undersized for her position but could still be the Storm's point guard of the future.  

Prediction: Makes the final roster.

Sami Whitcomb

The feel-good story of the league last season, Whitcomb should continue to fit in quite nicely in the same city she played her college ball in at the University of Washington. She is a good shooter, but could really develop into an even better two-way player this season.

Prediction: Makes the final roster. 

Crystal Langhorne

Langhorne was cored by the Storm earlier this year, and so she will, of course, make the team. She will look to continue to anchor the post with Stewart offensively and defensively.

Prediction: Makes the final roster.

Noelle Quinn

Quinn is a reserve guard but should expect to make the team and provide good minutes off the bench this season.

Prediction: Makes the final roster.

Courtney Paris

Signed in the offseason from the Dallas Wings, Paris will look to regain some of the rebounding prowess she has had in years past. Although just how effective she can be at this point is up for debate.

Prediction: Makes the final roster.

Natasha Howard

Traded for in the offseason from Minnesota, Howard is another forward that will look to bring her championship experience with the Lynx and possible starting minutes for the Storm this season.

Prediction: Makes the final roster. 

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis

Picked third in the 2015 draft by Seattle, Mosqueda-Lewis is undersized for a forward and though she is a lock to make the roster, she will need to continue to improve this season to justify her spot on the roster. 

Prediction: Makes the final roster.

Aleksandra Crvendakic 

A 6'2" Serbian-Hungarian forward, Crvendakic has played alongside Crystal Langhorne in Europe, and as one of the of best young players in Europe, the Storm seems likely to give her a shot this season. 

Prediction: Makes the final roster.

Brittany McPhee

Despite a great college career at Stanford, and being a possible home crowd favorite having grown up in the Seattle area, I think the Storm will fill her spot with other players. 

Prediction: Cut from the final roster.

Emily Potter

One of the University of Utah's best players during her college career, Potter looks to be destined to be another victim of the WNBA roster limit.

Prediction: Cut from the final roster.

Update: Waived from the roster on May 9th. 

Khaalia Hillsman

The 6'5" rookie from Texas A&M will probably need to look elsewhere to continue her basketball career.

Prediction: Cut from the final roster.

Teana Muldrow

A third-round pick by Seattle in this year's draft, the 6'1" forward from West Virginia seems to be another player that will likely find a roster spot somewhere in Europe. 

Prediction: Cut from the final roster.

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