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2007 Connecticut Sun season
Head Coach Mike Thibault
Arena Mohegan Sun Arena
Results
Record 18–16
(.529)
Place 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff Finish Lost in Eastern Conference Semi-Finals
Points Katie Douglas (17.0)
Rebounds Margo Dydek (6.5)
Assists Lindsay Whalen (5.0)
Connecticut Sun seasons
< 2006 2008 >

The 2007 WNBA season was their 9th season and their 5th in Connecticut. The Sun attempted to return to the postseason for the fifth consecutive season and were successful.

Contents

Offseason

Dispersal Draft

Based on the Sun's 2006 record, they would pick 13th (last) in the Charlotte Sting dispersal draft. The Sun waived their pick.

WNBA Draft

[1]

Transactions

  • June 8: The Sun sign Evanthia Maltsi.
  • May 18: The Sun waive Laura Summerton.
  • May 13: The Sun waive Kiera Hardy.
  • May 11: The Sun waive Vanessa Gidden and Brooke Smith.
  • May 8: The Sun waive Adrienne Davie.
  • April 29: The Sun sign Brooke Smith.
  • April 25: The Sun waive Monique Martin.
  • March 5: The Sun re-sign Laura Summerton.
  • February 22: The Sun re-sign Jamie Carey.
  • February 21: The Sun trade Taj McWilliams-Franklin to the Los Angeles Sparks for the rights to Erika de Souza and the Sparks’ first pick (12th overall) in the 2007 draft.
  • February 21: The Sun sign free agent Kristen Rasmussen.
  • February 7: The Sun re-sign Katie Douglas and Le'Coe Willingham.

[2]

Roster

Connecticut Sun roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G 10 United States Carey, Jamie 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) 135 lb (61 kg) Texas
G 23 United States Chambers, Cori 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Georgia
C 7 France Gruda, Sandrine (DP) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) France
F/C 41 Brazil DeSouza, Erika 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Brazil
G/F 32 United States Douglas, Katie (C) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Purdue
C 12 Poland Dydek, Margo 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 223 lb (101 kg) Poland
G/F 21 United States Hairston, Kamesha 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 146 lb (66 kg) Temple
F 15 United States Jones, Asjha 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 196 lb (89 kg) Connecticut
G/F 24 United States Mahoney, Megan 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Kansas State
G/F 9 Greece Maltsi, Evanthia 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Greece
G 31 Australia Phillips, Erin Injured 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) 162 lb (73 kg) Australia
F 52 United States Rasmussen, Kristen 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Michigan
G/F 42 United States Sales, Nykesha (C) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Connecticut
G 13 United States Whalen, Lindsay 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Minnesota
F 43 United States Willingham, Le'Coe 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Auburn
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Strength and conditioning coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Season standings

Eastern Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Detroit Shock x 24 10 .706 14-6 -
Indiana Fever x 21 13 .618 12-8 3.0
Connecticut Sun x 18 16 .529 10-10 6.0
New York Liberty x 16 18 .470 10-10 8.0
Washington Mystics o 16 18 .470 8-12 8.0
Chicago Sky o 14 20 .412 6-14 10.0

Schedule

Preseason

2007 Game Log: Preseason

Regular season

2007 Game Log: Regular Season

Playoffs

In the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs, the Sun had to face the Indiana Fever. Since the Fever had the better record, the series would be played with game 1 at Connecticut, game 2 at Indiana, and game 3 (if needed) at Indiana. The Sun won the first game at home in triple-overtime, but the Fever went on to win games two and three and take the series.

  • For the fifth consecutive season, the Sun qualify for the Eastern Conference Playoffs.
  • For the first time in franchise history, the Sun lose in the first round of the playoffs and do not advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.
2007 Game Log: Postseason

Depth

Pos. Starter Bench Inactive
C Margo Dydek Erika DeSouza Sandrine Gruda
PF Asjha Jones Kristen Rasmussen -- Le'Coe Willingham
SF Nykesha Sales Evanthia Maltsi -- Megan Mahoney
SG Katie Douglas Kamesha Hairston Cori Chambers
PG Lindsay Whalen Jamie Carey Erin Phillips

Player stats

Awards and honors

  • Katie Douglas and Asjha Jones were named reserves for the 2007 Eastern Conference All-Star Team.
  • Katie Douglas was named to the WNBA All-Defensive First Team for the third consecutive year.
  • Margo Dydek was named to the WNBA All-Defensive Second Team for the second consecutive year.
  • Katie Douglas was named to the All-WNBA Second Team.
  • Asjha Jones was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of June 4, 2007.
  • Lindsay Whalen was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of July 23, 2007.
  • Katie Douglas was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of July 30, 2007.

References

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