Chicago Sky


2008 Finish
12-22, 5th in Eastern Conference.

Departures

  • Chasity Melvin, C

    Arrivals

  • Shyra Ely, F
  • Erin Thorn, G
  • Mistie Williams, F

    Returning Players

  • Dominique Canty, G-F
  • Quianna Chaney, G
  • Candice Dupree, F
  • Sylvia Fowles, C
  • Jia Perkins, G
  • Armintie Price, F-G
  • K.B. Sharp, G
  • Brooke Wyckoff, F

    Free Agents

  • Tye'sha Fluker, C (UFA)
  • Cathy Joens, G-F (UFA)

    Needs

  • Bench depth
  • Scoring

    Analysis
    The Sky failed to have that breakout season in 2008 some predicted they might have after drafting Sylvia Fowles with the No. 2 overall pick. Instead, under first-year coach Steven Key the Sky once again flirted with a postseason berth before coming up short. The main reason was a knee injury to Fowles that forced her to miss half the team's games. Even with a healthy Fowles, whose strength is the defensive presence she provides in the middle, the Sky still need to up their scoring output in 2009. Last year, Chicago was second-to-last in the league in points per game, behind only Washington. Candice Dupree and Jia Perkins have been carrying much of the load on the offensive end for a few years now, so another option would be nice. Holding the No. 3 pick in the draft, the Sky have a good shot at finding that player who can fill it up and compliment the other stars on the team.

    2009 Selections

  • No. 3 (R1)
  • No. 16 (R2)
  • No. 29 (R3)

    Recent Draft History
    200820072006
    2. Sylvia Fowles3. Armintie Price4. Candice Dupree
    19. Quianna Chaney10. Carla Thomas20. Jennifer Harris
    33. Angela Tisdale20. Stephanie Raymond34. Kerri Gardin
    27. Jenna Rubino