The Minnesota Lynx made a sign-and-trade move with the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday, sending forward Charde (shar-DAY) Houston and the 24th overall draft pick in the 2012 WNBA draft to Phoenix for the 18th pick.
The last-place Tulsa Shock sent guard Alexis Hornbuckle to the Minnesota Lynx on Monday for forward Rashanda McCants, completing an overhaul of the team's roster in the months since it relocated from Detroit.
Tuesday's WNBA trade returns Lindsay Whalen to her native state of Minnesota and Renee Montgomery to the state she played college ball. Call it the "coming home" trade. And call it a smart move for both teams.
The Minnesota Lynx sent point guard Renee Montgomery and the No. 1 overall draft pick to the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday for Lindsay Whalen and the No. 2 selection in a deal that has both players returning to the states where they starred in college.
The Minnesota Lynx traded Lindsey Harding, Nicole Ohlde and Vanessa Hayden-Johnson in three separate deals Friday in exchange for veteran guard Kelly Miller, forward Christi Thomas and two draft picks.
The Phoenix Mercury defied long odds to win the No. 1 pick in Wednesday's WNBA draft, then decided a 30-year-old All-star forward would provide more immediate help than anyone available from the college ranks.