The Chicago Sky have another uncertain off season with three of their starting five being free agents. They finished fifth last season before being knocked out by that Dearica Hamby three.
With seven of their players being free agents, the Chicago Sky have a number of decisions to make in free agency. Three of their starting five are free agents including the starting back court of Allie Quigley and Courtney Vandersloot.
Re-signing the players they want will be made a lot easier with the new salary thanks to the new CBA. The Sky have the 8th , 30th and 32nd picks in the 2020 WNBA draft. Lets take a look at the players they have the ability to re-sign.
Quigley is one of the most talented 3-point shooters the WNBA has ever seen. After spending time going from team to teram earlier in her career, she found a home with her hometown Sky.
Quigley averaged 13.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. She shot the ball at 44.2 percent from deep which was crucial for spacing the floor. Hers is a signature that the Sky need to secure early on.
With her back court partner and wife Courtney Vandersloot also being a free agent, it is unlikely the pair will want to be seperated. The Sky should have not problems signing Quigley.
Former All-star Stephanie Dolson had a poor year by her standards. She averaged 9.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 blocks per game. Her shooting percentages were great, going at 51.9 percent from the floor, 36.1 percent from deep and 89.8 percent from the line.
Dolson is a player who will likely be courted by lots of teams. Her size and shooting ability are highly sought after commodities. The Sky need to re-sign her but it will not be easy or cheap.
The second of the dynamic duo, Vandersloot is coming towards the end of her career. However, her numbers do not support this. She averaged 11.2 points, 9.1 assists 4.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. She was good from the floor shooting 45.2 percent. However, she shot the ball at 29 percent from deep.
This team is set up around Vandersloot and she will not want to leave the Sky. This year might be the year that this team becomes Diamond DeShields team but watch for Vandersloot to break some more assist records for the Sky, maybe she will make another All-WNBA team.
Astou Ndour averaged 6.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game for the Sky. She was a key piece off the bench, starting 11 games when Jantel Lavender was out. While she did not shoot often, she was good when she did, going 49.2 percent from the floor and 42.4 percent from deep.
Jamierra Faulkner played 13 games last season. She averaged 1.3 points and 0.8 assists per game. It is likely that Faulkner will have to sign with another WNBA team to continue her career as the eighth pick will probably take her spot on the roster.
Kahleah Copper played in all 34 games for the Sky last season. She averaged 6.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. The Sky will want to re-sign this good bench piece.
Kayla Alexander was a late signing with the Sky towards the end of the season. She only played three games, averaging 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. She should be given a training camp contract and will work her way into the 12th roster spot for the Sky.