BasketballLiberty Strikes Three Times With Free Agent Signings The New York Liberty initiated their first moves for the upcoming 2015 WNBA season. The Laimbeer-Bernert alliance announced the securing of three free agents of exceptional talent to reinforce a Liberty team with two All-Stars, Cappie Pondexter and Tina Charles. by Staff Post February 3, 2015 The Liberty signed former Seattle Storm guard Tanisha Wright (30). (Photo AP Photo/Stacy Bengs) The New York Liberty initiated their first moves for the upcoming 2015 WNBA season. The Laimbeer-Bernert alliance announced the securing of three free agents of exceptional talent to reinforce a Liberty team with two All-Stars, Cappie Pondexter and Tina Charles.Lets take a look at the players that will make their debut for New York.Guard, Tanisha Wright, center Carolyn Swords, and forward Rebecca Allen, were the major catches of the day and the Liberty are all smiles on this one.“We are excited to bring these three quality players to our organization,” Liberty Senior Vice President of Business and Basketball Operations Kristin Bernert exclaimed.“I look forward to the opportunity to coach these new additions to our team,” added Head Coach Bill Laimbeer.Wright, a ten year veteran, will be leaving the only team she has ever played for, the Seattle Storm. She won the 2010 WNBA Championship there to go along with four Defensive First Team selections.“Tanisha is known as one of the hardest working players in the league and a proven leader,” Bernert pointed out.Carolyn adds depth to the center position and in only her fourth season she is coming off a WNBA Finals appearance with Chicago and is tearing it up in the Italian league for Umbertide, to the tune of 13.0 points per game and 7.4 rebounds.“Swords is a solid center and excellent teammate.” She should give crucial rest spots for Tina Charles.And looking to strike twice overseas, Allen, from Australia, a six-year veteran in the Women’s National Basketball League, plays her trade with the Bulleen Melbourne Boomers. At 6’1, this Aussie forward averages 14.0 a game and 6.1 rebounds. She also is the WNBL Defensive Player of the Year. As a member of the National team she performed at the FIBA World Championships in Turkey.“Rebecca is a young player that we feel has a high ceiling,” Bernert proclaimed.The Liberty feel these moves will bring an impact to the current roster. Laimbeer is pleased with the additions for sure.“They are three very talented players and I’m excited about what they will bring to our franchise, both on the court and off,” said Laimbeer.Bernert sounded confident that the roster additions are the beginning of true title aspirations.“Adding these players to our roster is an important step in building a team that will compete for the WNBA Championship.” Post Views: 1,172The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsStaff PostLatest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related TopicsCarolyn SwordsNew York LibertyRebecca AllenTanisha Wright Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 How Former NFL Scout and Coach Chris Landry Became an Entrepreneur and Sportscaster by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 23, 2021 From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020More in Basketball You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video)On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 97: SNY’s Michelle Margaux (Audio/Video)On the 97th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined SNY’s... WNBA Rolling Out Red Carpet For Upcoming 25th Anniversary SeasonThe WNBA’s 25th season also marks the debut of the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup. New York Liberty's Tina Charles Named DoubleGSports.com Female Athlete of the Year Why Is It That Female Wrestlers Don't Get Their Just Due?