Rebecca Allen has re-signed with the New York Liberty despite hurting her knee in the offseason.
After a season she would not be happy with, Rebecca Allen has re-signed with the New York Liberty. The Australian star has now played three full WNBA seasons, missing all but two games of her rookie season through injury.
This WNBA offseason, Allen was playing in Turkey when her club tweeted that she had hurt her knee. Allen came home to Melbourne, Australia to rehabilitate, not divulging too much information as to the severity of her knee.
Fortunately for the Australian her knee injury does not appear to be too bad and, according to Rachel Galligan has re-signed for another season with the Liberty
Hopefully for the Liberty, Allen will recapture some of her shooting form. Allen had her worst shooting last season from deep, going at just 26.3 percent. There are a number of reasons for this.
In Katie Smith first season as coach, she implemented her offensive structure. Allen took as many 3-point attempts per game last season as in 2017. However, she also spent more time attacking the basket and getting to the free throw line. She attempted more free throws last season than she had for her entire career.
If Allen is able to get her shooting back from deep, she will hopefully get more than just under 11 minutes per game which is her career average. If she can do this, Allen will be an incredibly valuable floor spacer. Her ability to open up the floor for Tina Charles and Kia Nurse will make the Liberty a lot harder to beat.
After a quiet start to this free agency period, hopefully this is the first of many signings which will put the Liberty back towards the top of the WNBA. Stability of ownership should see things change for the better for this proud franchise.
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