2018 New York Liberty season

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2018 New York Liberty season
CoachKatie Smith
ArenaWestchester County Center
Attendance2,823 per game
Results
Record7–27 (.206)
Place5th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid Not Qualify
Team Leaders
PointsTina Charles - 19.7 ppg
ReboundsTina Charles - 7.0 rpg
AssistsBrittany Boyd - 5.3 apg
Media
TelevisionMSG Network (MSG), MSG Plus (MSG+)

The 2018 WNBA season is the 22nd season for the New York Liberty franchise of the WNBA. The season tips off on May 20th.[1] During the off-season the Liberty hired Katie Smith as head coach. Smith replaced Bill Laimbeer, who left to coach the Las Vegas Aces.[2] It was also announced in the offseason that the team would play its home games at the Westchester County Center.[3]

The 2018 season ended up being a difficult one for the Liberty. After having achieved a 22-win season in 2017, the team could only muster 7 wins in 2018. The team started 1–2 in May, but quickly fell behind the playoff pace going 3–9 in June. Things did not improve in July when the team went 3–7. The team finished the season on a thirteen game losing streak, including an 0–9 August to finish the season 7–27. This was the franchise's worst record in its history. The previous worst was 11–23 in 2013.

Transactions[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality School/Team/Country
1 10 Kia Nurse  Canada Connecticut
2 22 Mercedes Russell  United States Tennessee
3 34 Leslie Robinson  United States Princeton

Trades/Roster Changes[edit]

Date Details
February 9, 2018 Re-Signed G Bria Hartley[4]
February 9, 2018 Re-Signed C Kia Vaughn[4]
February 9, 2018 Re-Signed F Rebecca Allen[4]
February 9, 2018 Re-Signed G Lindsay Allen[4]
May 1, 2018 Signed G Marissa Coleman[5]

Current roster[edit]

New York Liberty roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight DOB From Yrs
G/F 9 Australia Allen, Rebecca 6' 2" (1.88m) 162 lb (73kg) 11-06-1992 Australia 3
G 15 United States Boyd, Brittany 5' 9" (1.75m) 156 lb (71kg) 06-11-1993 California 3
F/C 31 United States Charles, Tina 6' 4" (1.93m) 192 lb (87kg) 12-05-1988 Connecticut 8
G/F 0 United States Coleman, Marissa 6' 1" (1.85m) 160 lb (73kg) 01-04-1987 Maryland 9
G 8 United States Hartley, Bria 5' 8" (1.73m) 148 lb (67kg) 09-30-1992 Connecticut 4
G 5 Canada Nurse, Kia 6' 0" (1.83m) 02-22-1996 Connecticut R
G 10 Russia Prince, Epiphanny 5' 9" (1.75m) 179 lb (81kg) 01-11-1988 Rutgers 8
G 14 United States Rodgers, Sugar 5' 9" (1.75m) 161 lb (73kg) 12-08-1989 Georgetown 5
C 41 United States Stokes, Kiah 6' 3" (1.91m) 191 lb (87kg) 03-30-1993 Connecticut 3
C 7 United States Vaughn, Kia 6' 4" (1.93m) 205 lb (93kg) 01-24-1987 Rutgers 9
C 17 Sweden Zahui B., Amanda 6' 5" (1.96m) 250 lb (113kg) 09-08-1993 Minnesota 3
G 1 United States Zellous, Shavonte 5' 10" (1.78m) 188 lb (85kg) 08-28-1986 Pittsburgh 9



East: ATLCHICONINDNYWAS | West: DALLVLAMINPHOSEA
Head coach
United States Katie Smith (Ohio State)
Assistant coaches
United States Herb Williams (Ohio State)
United States Barbara Farris (Tulane)
Athletic trainer
United States Chantal Hart



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

WNBA roster page

Game Log[edit]

Pre-Season[edit]

2018 pre-season game log
2018 pre-season schedule

Regular Season[edit]

2018 game log
Total: 7–27 (Home: 4–13; Road: 3–14)
2018 season schedule

Standings[edit]

# Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
1 Atlanta Dream (2) 23 11 .676 13–4 10–7 12–4
2 Washington Mystics (3) 22 12 .647 1 12–5 10–7 12–4
3 Connecticut Sun (4) 21 13 .618 2 13–4 8–9 9–7
4 e – Chicago Sky 13 21 .382 10 7–10 6–11 6–10
5 e – New York Liberty 7 27 .206 16 4–13 3–14 6–10
6 e – Indiana Fever 6 28 .176 17 2–15 4–13 3–13

Statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage  TO  Turnovers per game
 PF  Fouls per game Team leader League leader

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Tina Charles 33 33 33.0 47.3 32.6 77.0 7.0 2.7 0.7 0.6 19.7
Kia Nurse 34 7 22.8 40.2 29.4 87.0 2.4 1.6 0.7 0.1 9.1
Bria Hartley 34 20 23.7 38.9 30.8 70.8 2.9 3.6 0.9 0.1 8.5
Epiphanny Prince 16 12 19.1 39.3 41.9 87.5 1.6 1.7 0.9 0.0 8.4
Shavonte Zellous 22 22 24.1 42.3 26.7 75.4 3.1 3.0 0.6 0.2 8.2
Amanda Zahui B. 29 0 15.9 50.0 34.4 60.5 3.0 0.7 0.4 0.4 7.7
Brittany Boyd 30 14 19.6 41.4 37.0 77.4 3.9 5.3 1.2 0.1 6.4
Sugar Rodgers 31 13 19.6 36.2 32.3 82.6 3.2 2.0 0.7 0.1 6.3
Kia Vaughn 29 27 18.3 53.3 0.0 64.3 4.0 0.7 0.7 0.2 5.7
Marissa Coleman 21 18 18.3 34.8 27.9 100 2.4 1.0 0.5 0.2 4.7
Rebecca Allen 28 0 10.4 37.6 26.3 84.0 1.7 0.3 0.3 0.4 3.8
Kiah Stokes 30 4 14.2 54.5 0.0 53.3 4.5 0.4 0.4 0.6 3.1

Awards and honors[edit]

Recipient Award Date awarded Ref.
Tina Charles WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week June 4, 2018 [6]
WNBA All-Star Selection July 17, 2018 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 New York Liberty Schedule". Women's National Basketball Association. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "Katie Smith Named New York Liberty Head Coach". New York Liberty. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "MSG to Operate Liberty While Continuing to Pursue Sale, Westchester County Center to Serve as Team's Primary Home for 2018". New York Liberty. February 8, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Liberty Re-Signs Kia Vaughn and Bria Hartley". liberty.wnba.com. February 9, 2018. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "New York Liberty Sign Nine-Year Veteran Marissa Coleman". liberty.wnba.com. May 1, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "Tina Charles, Liz Cambage Named Players of the Week". wnba.com. WNBA. June 4, 2018. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  7. ^ "2018 WNBA All-Stars Announced; Elena Delle Donne, Candace Parker To Serve As Player-Captains". wnba.com. WNBA. July 17, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2018.

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