In 2015, he signed Arron Afflalo, Derrick Williams, Robin Lopez, and Kevin Seraphin. None of those players were on the team the following season. Last summer, Jackson traded for Derrick Rose and signed Brandon Jennings, Courtney Lee, and Joakim Noah to free agent deals.
The Knicks waived Jennings midseason so that he could sign with the Washington Wizards. He gave Noah one of the worst contracts imaginable: four years and $72 million for a 32-year-old center who played 29 games last season with the Bulls. Rose becomes a free agent this summer and was relatively healthy until a torn meniscus in mid-March ended his season prematurely.
After missing out on the playoffs six of the last seven seasons, the Dallas Wings have not one, not two…but THREE picks in the first round. With a definite need for post presence and an off-guard to play alongside Skylar Diggins, there’s plenty to choose from for the Wings. It would not be surprising to see Alaina Coates go with their first pick, and if Plum does happen to fall beyond the first pick, Dallas will definitely make a move for her. If not, they should go local, as in Baylor guard Alexis Jones.
If that were to happen, then we would be looking at possibly the most surprising draft in WNBA history.
San Antonio already has six guards on their squad, including last year’s draft picks Jazmon Gwathney and Moriah Jefferson, as well as 2015 All-Star Kayla McBride. And San Antonio needs some post help. To add to that, they also own the fifth pick in the draft, so it does stand that the Stars could get a quality post player and STILL get Plum.