2005 WNBA Player Movement Central

The WNBA free agent signing period officially began on January 15. In addition to trades and the Draft, teams can begin to negotiate with their own Core and Reserved Players and any Restricted and Unrestricted Free Agents. Additional players who may not have been on rosters last season may also qualify as free agents and will be added to the list if and when they sign with a team. Trades, new free agent signings and player retirements will also play a part in shaping rosters in 2005.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
PlayerLast Roster Transaction
Adia Barnes Seattle Re-signed with Seattle on April 29
Tully Bevilaqua Seattle Signed with Indiana on February 23
Ruthie Bolton Sacramento Re-signed with Sacramento on April 24
Alisa Burras Seattle
Edna Campbell Sacramento Signed with San Antonio on February 16
Amisha Carter New York Re-signed with New York on April 11
Adrienne Goodson San Antonio Signed with Houston on April 19
Lady Grooms Sacramento
Jessie Hicks San Antonio Re-signed with San Antonio
Pollyanna Johns-Kimbrough Houston
LaTonya Johnson HoustonRe-signed with Houston on February 21
Tiffani Johnson Houston Re-signed with Houston on April 18
Merlakia Jones Detroit
Nikki McCray Phoenix Signed with San Antnio on April 19
Murriel Page Washington Re-signed with Washington on April 8
Wendy Palmer Connecticut Signed with San Antonio on April 21
Jocelyn Penn Washington Signed with Houston on March 11
Tari Phillips New York Signed with Houston on February 16
Sheri Sam Seattle Signed with Charlotte on February 14
Gwen Slaughter Minnesota
Tangela Smith Sacramento Re-signed with Sacramento on February 16; Traded to Charlotte
Charlotte Smith-Taylor Charlotte Signed with Washington on April 13
Mandisa Stevenson San Antonio Re-signed with Seattle on April 20
Jurgita Streimikyte Indiana Re-signed on March 17
Andrea Stinson Charlotte Signed with Detroit on May 9
Stephanie White Indiana Announced her retirement on April 21
Michele Van Gorp Minnesota
Teresa Weatherspoon Los Angeles

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
PlayerTeamTransaction
Svetlana Abrosimova Minnesota Re-signed with Minnesota on April 1
Janell Burse Seattle Re-signed with Seattle on March 1
Helen Darling Minnesota Re-signed, traded to Charlotte on February 11
Simone Edwards Seattle Re-signed with Seattle on April 25
Shalonda Enis Charlotte Re-signed with Charlotte on March 10
Kristi Harrower Minnesota Re-signed with Minnesota on April 11
Niele Ivey Indiana Signed with Detroit on April 12
Lauren Jackson Seattle Re-signed with Seattle on February 22
Tamicha Jackson Washington Re-signed with Washington on April 19
Amanda Lassiter Minnesota Re-signed with Minnesota on April 15
Betty Lennox Seattle Re-signed with Seattle on March 2
Tynesha Lewis Charlotte Re-signed with Charlotte on April 27
Clarisse Machanguana Connecticut
Kristin Rasmussen Indiana Re-signed; Traded to Houston on April 26
Kelly Schumacher Indiana Re-signed with Indiana on February 16
Kate Starbird Indiana Has decided to sit out the 2005 season: April 14
Maria Stepanova Phoenix
Stacey Thomas Detroit Re-signed with Detroit on April 19
Alicia Thompson Seattle Re-signed with Seattle on February 22
Slobodanka Tuvic Phoenix
Kamila Vodichkova Seattle Signed with Phoenix Mercury on February 24
DeMya Walker Sacramento Re-signed with Sacramento on February 16
Adrian Williams San Antonio Re-signed with San Antonio on April 28

NEW SIGNINGS
PlayerTeam
Vanessa NygaardHoustonSigned on March 31, Retired on April 26
Suzy BatkovicSeattleSigned on March 15
Belinda SnellPhoenixSigned on March 10
Carly WilsonSacramentoSigned on March 9
Hollie GrimaSacramentoSigned on March 9
Miao Li jieSacramentoSigned on March 7
Janeth ArcainHoustonSigned on March 4
Jessica BibbySeattleSigned on March 3
Tracy ReidHoustonSigned on March 1; Waived on April 28
Katrina HibbertIndianaSigned on February 23
Sui FeifeiSacramentoSigned on February 14
Irina Osipova DetroitSigned on February 9

TRADES
PlayerNew Team Old Team
Kristen RasmussenHoustonIndiana (April 26)
Margo DydekConnecticutSan Antonio (April 16)
Iciss TillisWashingtonDetroit (April 15)
Chamique HoldsclawLos AngelesWashington (March 21)
DeLisha Milton-Jones WashingtonLos Angeles (March 21)
Tangela SmithCharlotteSacramento (March 3)
Nicole PowellSacramentoCharlotte (March 3)
Olympia Scott-RichardsonSacramentoCharlotte (March 3)
Erin BuescherSacramentoCharlotte (March 3)

RETIREMENTS
PlayerFormer Team
Vanessa NygaardHoustonRetired on April 26
Stephanie WhiteIndianaRetired on April 20
Debbie BlackConnecticut Retired on April 13
Stacey Dales-Schuman WashingtonRetired on February 2
Semeka Randall San Antonio Retired on September 17
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