July 29, 2021 

Emma Cannon can help the Fever

The Florida Southern product played for Aces, Sun earlier this season

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The Indiana Fever announced Wednesday that they signed Emma Cannon to a seven-day contract.

The Fever will be Cannon’s third team of the 2021 season. She began the year with the Las Vegas Aces, playing in just three games before being waived in May. She then signed with the Connecticut Sun in June, averaging 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 11.5 minutes over five games before getting released again.

Cannon originally went undrafted in 2011 but debuted in the WNBA in 2017, when the Phoenix Mercury signed her as a free agent. Cannon played all 34 games that year and 4.4 points and 3.6 rebounds over 12.9 minutes per game. She’s also played internationally for Elazığ İl Özel İdarespor in Turkey and Chevakata Vologda in Russia.

In her limited minutes, Cannon has proved to be an efficient rebounder throughout her career — she can help the Fever, who rank eighth in the league in total rebounds per game, bolster their presence on the boards.

More recently, Cannon has also added the three-point shot to her arsenal. After attempting just two during the 2017 season, missing both, she’s shot 4-for-10 from behind the arc during her time in the league this season. The Fever rank dead last in the WNBA in three-point shooting at 26.4%, so any contributions Cannon can offer in that category will help tremendously.

It’ll be interesting to watch how Head Coach Marianne Stanley integrates Cannon into the rotation, if at all, during the seven-day period. The Fever currently have four rookies on the roster, three of which — Chelsey Perry, Aliyah Wilson and Bernadett Hatar — have been seeing consistent playing time as of late.

The Fever won three straight headed into the Olympic Break to improve to 4-16, and currently sit five games out of a playoff spot with 12 to play.

Written by Ben Rosof

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