Friday, June 27, 2008

Sun cut Hairston

The Sun cut second-year guard Kamesha Hairston Friday. The former first-round pick hadn't played this year after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right lateral meniscus during the preseason, and only returned to practice in recent weeks.

She averaged 1.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 17 games as a rookie. The team informed her of the move earlier this afternoon.

"Kamesha was caught in a numbers game" Sun coach Mike Thibault said in a press release. "Unfortunately for her, once she got hurt, others players played well in game with her out and solidified their places in the rotation. With Erin Phillips coming back after the Olympic Break, Kamesha would have a tough time getting playing time."

If the Sun had waited until Phillips' arrival in August, they would have had to pay Hairston for the remainder of the season even though she was cut. No word just yet if there was an official deadline for such matters, but check tomorrow's Bulletin for more specifics. The move leaves the Sun with 12 rostered players, six of whom are guards.

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