April 1, 2021 

Luisa Geiselsöder placed on suspended list

What the move means for Dallas' 2021 frontcourt

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Luisa Geiselsöder, the 21st pick in the second round of the 2020 WNBA Draft, has been placed on the suspended list. The 20-year-old German international sustained a left ankle injury while competing in the Coupe de France.

Geiselsöder, who was playing for Landerneau in the French LFB, was recently signed to a training camp contract; due to the injury, she will not be able to join the Wings for training camp or compete in this upcoming WNBA season.

Dallas, as currently constructed, is undersized at the position and were second in points allowed in the paint and tenth in rebounding last season. While the talent on the roster may be young, the 6’4 center would have added more competition for the position. Dallas has lacked depth at the position since Liz Cambage was traded to Las Vegas in May 2019.

With the second pick of the 2020 Draft, Satou Sabally, sidelined with injury for much of the season last year, four-year veteran Isabelle Harrison and rookie Bella Alarie rotated in and out of the position. Harrison was sidelined late last season with an ankle injury and second-year player Megan Gustafson was active for only nine games.

The Wings have four first-round picks in the upcoming draft, including the top two. Many have projected the No. 1 pick to be center Charli Collier out of Texas. Presuming all players return healthy for the 2021 season, Dallas could add depth to the center position and fill the gap in the paint.

If Geiselsöder were able to compete in training camp, it would have made the decision more difficult. Prior to the injury, she was averaging 14 points and 5 rebounds per game in overseas play. 

Written by Arie Graham

Arie Graham joined 'The Next' in May 2021 as the beat writer for the Dallas Wings.

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