"It gives opportunity to be creative about trades and player movement. That was the primary reason for doing it," Washington Mystics general manager and coach Mike Thibault said. "It's huge for us."
"I like the fact that players in our league have a conscience and are willing to express it," Washington Mystics coach Mike Thibault said. "Our team talked about it this morning and I thought they did the right thing. It was appropriate and it sent a positive message for what needs to be in our country."