3 Chicago Sky Players on Thin Ice After the WNBA Draft

The 2024 WNBA Draft is officially in the books and the Sky will have tough roster decisions to make between now and the start of the regular season.
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2. Brynna Maxwell

As previously mentioned, Maxwell will be competing with Carter and Gondrezick for the final spots on the roster. With the WNBA only having 12 teams, the roster space is limited with each team carrying 12 players at max.

This means draft picks aren’t guaranteed to make the roster, hence why fans are continuing to push for expansion. As for Maxwell, she was selected with the 13th overall pick (first pick in the second round) by the Chicago Sky.

The former Gonzaga standout had a stellar 2023 season, where she averaged a career-high 14.2 points per game on 46.2 percent shooting from the field and 49.6 percent from beyond the arc.

Maxwell has been an outstanding three-point shooter at the collegiate level, knocking down 42.7 percent of her shots from deep. Last season, the Sky shot 37.2 percent from three (third-best in the WNBA), making Maxwell a solid fit.

Along with Maxwell’s three-point shooting, the two-time All-WCC star guard can initiate two-man actions, which will help the Sky’s spacing and should work with Cardoso and Reese.