Israel-Hamas war means one less overseas option for WNBA players with Russia already out

FILE - Elitzur Ramle basketball player Monique Currie, who played in the WNBA, takes a free throw during an Israeli league basketball match against Maccabi Ashdod in Ashdod, Israel, Monday, Feb. 5, 2007. WNBA players have one less option to play overseas with the conflict in Israel, adding to diminishing opportunities amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

Rockets are fired toward Israel from the Gaza Strip, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023.. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair)

NEW YORK — Alysha Clark has spent the past five WNBA offseasons playing overseas in Israel, but with the country at war with Hamas she probably won’t be going back this year — if it’s even an option.