Shock trade away final player from Detroit squad
BY LYNN JACOBSEN, World Sports Writer
Monday, July 26, 2010
7/26/10 at 2:59 PM
Nolan Richardson dealt his final Detroit Shock player in a trade announced Monday.
Richardson told the Tulsa World that guard Alexis Hornbuckle was traded to Minnesota for forward Rashanda McCants.
The move should help the Shock in rebounding, an area in which Tulsa has struggled all season.
McCants is a former North Carolina teammate of Ivory Latta.
McCants was the 15th overall pick of the 2009 draft by the Lynx. She appeared in all 34 games her rookie year in 2009, averaging 4.3 points. This season, McCants saw extensive playing time early but had her court time cut as veterans Nicky Anosike, Seimone Augustus and Candice Wiggins all returned from injuries.
McCants will join the team immediately but it is doubtful she will see much action in the Shock’s day game with Atlanta on Tuesday.
In four games against the Shock, McCants had 23 points in 59 minutes over four games with 15 coming in the season opener.
“We feel like she can help us in rebounding,” Richardson said.
McCants comes to Tulsa averaging 5.6 points and 2.4 rebounds.
Hornbuckle appeared in 10 games, averaging 5.8 points and 2.7 assists per game. The former Tennessee guard returned to action Sunday after missing six games with an ankle injury.
Tulsa's Alexis Hornbuckle appeared in 10 games for the Shock, averaging 5.8 points and 2.7 assists per game. STEPHEN HOLMAN/Tulsa World