Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Former MVP Jackson in Sun's sights

Mike Thibault and the Connecticut Sun are pursuing former Storm forward and free agent Lauren Jackson.

Even with a frontcourt that includes Asjha Jones, Tamika Whitmore and Sandrine Gruda, the Sun could incorporate the former MVP by moving Jones to the small forward position, giving them a varied and dangerous group of forwards. Of course, the Sun aren't the only team pursuing Jackson (Seattle obviously wants to bring her back and there isn't a team that wouldn't take her) and Jackson is still unsure if she will even come back to the WNBA this season.

My bet is she does. Jackson missed the last part of the 2008 season because of injury, but unless she re-injures herself playing in Russia, I think the draw of the competition in the WNBA is too much for an elite player to pass up, especially one still in the prime of her career (Jackson is 27). But at this point, it all remains speculation.

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