Vandersloot hesitated to join WNBA super team in New York due to mom’s cancer diagnosis

New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart (30) and New York Liberty guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) watch the second half of a WNBA preseason basketball game against the Aces at Michelob ULTRA Arena on Saturday, May 13, 2023, in Las Vegas. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

NEW YORK (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot wasn’t sure whether she wanted to sign with New York as a free agent, knowing if she didn’t she would be passing up a chance to be part of a Liberty team that was shaping up to be a championship contender.