After missing the previous four games with an ankle injury, guard Crystal Dangerfield, the 2020 WNBA Rookie of the Year, has been cleared to play for the Dallas Wings again. The Wings released guard Odyssey Sims, who had been playing for Dallas on a hardship contract, because Dangerfield is back.
Sims, 30, signed with the Wings on June 7 and appeared in four games, averaging 4.8 points and 5.8 assists per game. Due to injuries to guard Diamond DeShields and center Lou Lopez Senechal, center Teaira McCowan’s absence while representing Turkey in Eurobasket competition, and guard Diamond DeShields’ and Lou Lopez Senechal’s injuries, Dallas was granted the hardship contract for Sims.
Sims, number one He was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 draft out of Baylor and started for the Atlanta Dream in 2021. In 2022, she only appeared in seven games for two teams. However, her playmaking stood out in Dallas’ final four games.
Dangerfield, a former star player for the UConn Huskies who was selected in the second round of the 2020 draft by the Minnesota Lynx, was named rookie of the year. She spent a brief time with the Indiana Fever in 2022 before spending the majority of the season with the New York Liberty after the Lynx released her.
Dangerfield was then acquired by Dallas as part of a multi-team trade in January. She averaged 8.8 points and 2.2 assists in her first six games with the Wings this season before injuring her ankle.