May 9, 2017

Sun waive Kayla because she broke her thumb

As reported in The Day on May 9:
The Connecticut Sun waived post Kayla Pedersen on Monday as it continued to pare its roster down to the WNBA’s 12-player limit by Friday’s deadline.

Pedersen hadn’t reported to training camp yet due to her commitments with Lucca of Italy’s LegA Basket Femminile. She had 12 points and a game-high 10 rebounds on Sunday as Lucca beat Familia Schio, 65-50, to win the league title in four games.

Connecticut acquired Pedersen in exchange for a 2014 second-round pick from the Tulsa Shock in 2013. She played in 89 games for the Sun. She was the seventh overall pick in the 2011 draft and took last season off to work in a youth ministry.

As reported in the Norwich Bulletin on May 11:

Veteran forward Kayla Pedersen was supposed to join the Sun following the Italian League Serie A championship.

But Pedersen broke her thumb in the championship series and the 6-foot-4 forward was not going to be available this season.

The Sun waived Pedersen on Monday.

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