What A 7-Day Contract Means For Bridget Carleton

Bridget Carleton Minnesota Lynx

Bridget Carleton with the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx

We’ve had a few emails and messages this week wondering what, in fact, a 7-day contract is and means for players in the WNBA, namely Chatham’s Bridget Carleton.

Well, quite simply, it’s an audition, but it can lead to more.

The most likely scenario from a single 7-day contract, is another, and perhaps another 7-day contract.

According to the current WNBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, following the midway point of the season, WNBA teams, such as the Minnesota Lynx who signed Carleton, can sign players to 7-day contracts.

Subsequently, a team can sign the same player to as many as, but not exceeding three, of these 7-day contracts.

Carleton was signed by the Lynx after the team released another player, who was coming off her third 7-day contract. She played in her first two games with the team, scoring her first career points.

So what does it mean for Carleton? Hopefully it means another 7-day contract, and then a spot with the team for the remainder of the season, leading to a spot with the Lynx next year.

Carleton, the Cheryl Miller Award winner, and Big 12 Player of the Year is too versatile, and too filled with character to be passed on for long in the WNBA.

She’ll be in Australia this offseason playing pro for the Townsville Fire, and preparing for the Olympic year

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    Dave Reddick 3 weeks

    Got my fingers crossed for another 7-day contract. Watched you sink that three-pointer on Sunday night. Go girl!