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Swin Cash Goes to Atlanta Dream in Trade with Chicago Sky
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Swin Cash Goes to Atlanta Dream in Trade with Chicago Sky

May 8 2014, 3:55am CDT | by

Four-time WNBA All-Star forward Swin Cash was traded to the Atlanta Dream for Courtney Clements on May 7.

Four-time WNBA All-Star forward Swin Cash was traded to the Atlanta Dream for Courtney Clements on May 7.  The Dream's official website issued a press release on the trade:  "The WNBA's Atlanta...

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Swin Cash Goes to Atlanta Dream in Trade with Chicago Sky

May 8 2014, 3:55am CDT | by

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Four-time WNBA All-Star forward Swin Cash was traded to the Atlanta Dream for Courtney Clements on May 7.

Four-time WNBA All-Star forward Swin Cash was traded to the Atlanta Dream for Courtney Clements on May 7. 

The Dream's official website issued a press release on the trade: 

"The WNBA's Atlanta Dream announced today that it has acquired four-time All-Star forward Swin Cash from the Chicago Sky in a trade that will send guard Courtney Clements to Chicago. The teams will also swap draft picks, with Atlanta receiving the Sky's third-round selection in the 2015 WNBA Draft, while Chicago will get Atlanta's second-round pick in the same draft." 

Dream executive vice president and general manager Angela Taylor spoke highly of Cash upon her acquisition from the Sky, per the same update

"We are thrilled to add an outstanding player like Swin to our roster. Her accomplishments in basketball speak for themselves. She has consistenly been an exceptional all-around player who can beat you several different ways. 

"She also has a championship pedigree, having won titles as a collegian, as a professional and as a member of USA Basketball. She will be a tremendous asset to our team and gives us another piece to the puzzle as we continue to strive for a WNBA championship."

Cash told Jordan Shakeshaft of DailyBurn.com in Feb. 2014 about her cancer diagnosis seven years ago.  

"It was toward the end of the WNBA season, and my back was bothering me, so I went in for an MRI. When the results came back the doctor confirmed I had a herniated disc, but said they saw something else and needed me to come back in.

"I got the tests done, and they told me I had a tumor on my kidney and it was cancerous. 

"I was able to finish out the playoffs, and had surgery right after our season was done. But had I had not gotten that MRI, there's no telling when I would have found out that something was manifesting in my body -- especially because, aside from my back pain, I felt fine. 

"But when you hear that 'C' word...I was in denial for a long time. For a number of years I didn't speak about it -- only three people closest to me knew. People just thought I had lost interest in basketball, and that's why I was doing all these other things. It wasn't until I wrote my book last year that I was ready to tell my side of the story and why I handled it that way. It was my story to tell, and no one else's." 

She then tells Shakeshaft basketball helped her regain her focus during that ordeal. 

"Basketball helped me focus. After I had surgery for the cancer I didn't make the 2008 Olympic team. My back was still injured, because I didn't want to rush right into a second surgery. So I literally waited two years to have it done. 

"At that point it was actually easier to focus on basketball, and setting new goals for myself, including playing in the 2012 Olympics. And after training for four years, working hard and making sure I stayed on my diet, I was able to do that. 

"So for me, that was the 'aha' moment. I could finally move past that era and look forward to what was next in life." 

Cash's book, "Humble Journey: More Precious Than Gold," was released in early 2013. 

Cash suited up in all 34 games for the Sky in 2013 with averages of 9.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists, per The Associated Press (via ESPN). She is entering her 13th WNBA season and has career averages of 12.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists. 

Clements chipped in with 2.2 points in 26 appearances as a rookie for the Dream last season, according to the same report. 

 
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Liberty beat playoff-bound Mystics 73-61

Aug 17 2014 5:09am CDT | Source: WNBA

<p>WASHINGTON (AP) Plenette Pierson scored 20 points to help the New York Liberty snap a three-game losing streak and hamper the Washington Mystics' playoff seeding with a 73-61 victory Saturday night.</p><p>Ivory Latta scored 15 points for the Mystics (16-18), who needed a victory in its season finale plus additional help for a chance at getting the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference and home-court advantage in the opening roun ...
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Charles leads Liberty to 71-66 win over Sun

Aug 9 2014 5:07am CDT | Source: WNBA

<p>NEW YORK (AP) With the season winding down, every game is key to the New York Liberty's chances of making the playoffs.</p><p>Tina Charles had 15 points and 14 rebounds to help the Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun 71-66 on Friday night, moving New York into third place in a tight Eastern Conference.</p><p>''We knew how important this game was,'' Liberty coach B ...
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Tina Charles Diary 2

Aug 5 2014 2:16pm CDT | Source: slamonline

Hey SLAM Fam! All-Star weekend was amazing! The entire game I just wanted to shoot threes and have a lot of fun. It was an amazing experience. I had a blast playing with Shoni Schimmel. I had a chance to catch her documentary Off The Rez recently, and it was great to play alongside her and discuss how far she has came in her journey to the WNBA. Our game against the Washington Mystics on July 29 was a special one for me, as ...
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