Chennedy Carter Suspended Indefinitely by Dream for Conduct Detrimental to Team

AP Photo/Danny KarnikAtlanta Dream suspended Chennedy Caravan indefinitely because of her conduct that was detrimental to the team.Carter spent 5:34 time on the court during Sunday's 118-9 loss to the Las Vegas Aces. Spencer Nusbaum from The Next reported that Carter and another Dream player had a verbal argument in the first quarter.The Dream had one question going into the season: how would they spread the ball around their backcourt. Tiffany Hayes was back, and they selected Aari McDonald as the No. They selected Aari McDonald as the No. 3 overall pick to join an already-integrated unit that also included Courtney Williams and Carter.The situation was only made more complicated by Nicki Collen's departure to Baylor for Baylor 11 days before Atlanta was scheduled to open the season.Carter has not been pushed down in the rotation. According to Basketball Reference, Carter is scoring 14.2 points per game and 3.3 assists per game. Her usage rate has dropped only slightly from 31.9 to 26.5 percent.The Dream chose the former Texas A&M star with No. The Dream selected the former Texas A&M star with the No. 4 pick in 2020's draft. The fact that they would suspend her indefinitely raises questions about her future with this team.The WNBA has only 144 roster spots, making it difficult for a team not to have a player producing or causing problems. Lauren Cox was picked one pick ahead Carter and the Indiana Fever already have her.If the Dream feels they must abandon Carter, they will likely find suitors before the Aug. 21 deadline.The guard, who stands at 5'9", is a powerful scorer and averaged 22.5 points in three seasons with the Aggies. Her explosive offense has been carried to the next level. In her sixth career game, she scored 35 points.Atlanta was already behind the eight ball when Collen's suspension put Atlanta in a bind before they even reached the 2021 season. Carter's suspension has made an already difficult season even more miserable.