Rachel Hollivay, Brianna Kiesel Waived By Atlanta Dream

Rachel Hollivay
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The Atlanta Dream waived a pair of players on Sunday, sending center Rachel Hollivay and guard Brianna Kiesel looking for a new team.

For a season that started with so much promise, things went south in a hurry for the Atlanta Dream.

The Dream started the season strong, sitting at the top of the standings for much of the first few weeks of the season. Of course, at that point many of the teams in the WNBA were waiting for key players to return from competing in Europe, so they may have been filled with a false sense of confidence.

However, analysts thought maybe the Dream, despite being filled with a lot of youth, might be for real and could stay in the hunt as the they began entering the heart of the WNBA season.

Turns out that isn’t happening.

Currently the Dream sit second to last in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 5-6 with only the lowly Chicago Sky below them. They have lost two in a row, four of their last six. and are just 2-2 at home.

The upside? At least they aren’t the San Antonio Stars.

But for the Dream, help is on the way.

Forward Sancho Lyttle will be returning to Atlanta later this week after competing with Team Spain in the EuroBasket Tournament. While you can be sure the Dream have missed her 7.5 points and 7 rebounds per game, her skills of the defensive end will be a welcome addition and should help Atlanta make a comeback and put this recent stretch of games behind them.

To make room for Lyttle, the Dream announced they have waived a pair of players, center Rachel Hollivay and guard Brianna Kiesel.

Hollivay averaged 1.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in the seven games she played in this season. Kiesel played in nine games and averaged 1.6 points and 1.0 rebounds.

Why the Dream decided to waive two players instead of one is unknown at this point, but could mean more roster moves may be on the horizon.

The Dream next play on June 30 when they face the Los Angeles Sparks at McCamish Pavilion.

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David Goodman has been a Philadelphia sports fan from the moment his father taught him how to say the words “F*ck Dallas”. He loved watching the Phillies win the World Series in 2008, but really hopes to see his beloved Sixers win an NBA title before he dies.

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