Despite a third-place finish in the Eastern Conference in 2011, the Dream escaped their Eastern Conference Finals match-up with Indiana and went to the WNBA Finals a second straight year.
It was the Dream's misfortune to face the Minnesota Lynx in the 2011 finals after facing Seattle in 2010.
(Maybe Novosel will pick up some Win Shares in the future, but I doubt it.)Now what for Atlanta? Atlanta just had 3.4 wins - Harding's Win Shares allotment over the 2012 season - walk out the door. Once you get past Cathrine Kraayeveld it starts to look real thin.
The Dream now has some money that they can spend..who could they spend it on? Kraayeveld was decent coming off the bench, better than replacement level.
They subsequently traded Harding to the Minnesota Lynx for Tangela Smith.