Morgan Tuck was signed by the Connecticut Sun before being traded to the Seattle Storm.
In a move which made Breanna Stewart very happy the Seattle Storm traded the seventh pick in the 2020 WNBA draft for Morgan Tuck and the 11th pick in the 2020 WNBA draft via the Connecticut Sun.
In a move which helps the Storm bench, they only gave up a pick in a win now move for the franchise. After the season from hell where their coach Dan Hughes was diagnosed with cancer. On top of that neither Sue Bord or Breanna Stewart played a game all season thanks to injury.
They still made playoffs on the back of Natasha Howard’s massive season. She averaged 18.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 2.1 assists and 1.7 blocks per game. If she is able to continue this level of production with the re-addition of Bird and Stewart then they will be looking at a higher finish this upcoming season.
This is where Tuck will come in. In 10.7 minutes she averaged 3.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. However, these numbers need to be taken with a grain of salt. Last season the Sun played their starting five all 34 games. This meant that the bech was not able to get much playing time.
Tuck was solid from deep last season, hitting 35.7 percent of her deep shots last season. This season she is going to be playing off Bird, Howard, Alysha Clark, Jewell Loyd and Stewart. She is going to find herself more open with the best point guard the WNBA has ever seen in Bird.
She has also played with Stewart previously when they both played for the University of Connecticut where they had a reasonably successful era, winning four championships in four years.
This is a quality signing for the Storm and with the log jam that will be the top of the WNBA standings this season, Tuck may make a difference for the Storm.