Updated Monday, March 26, 2012 at 05:59 PM
The Storm released the dates of two exhibition games to be played prior to the May 18 regular-season opener against Los Angeles.
Seattle, which lost in the first round of the postseason to Phoenix last year, will play at Tulsa on May 11. The Storm will host the Sparks on May 13 at 2 p.m. at KeyArena.
The WNBA will hold its draft April 16 and open training camps April 28-29. Due to overseas play, many Storm players may not report on time. Australian star Lauren Jackson will miss the opening half of the season to prepare and participate in the London Olympics, while free-agent signee Ann Wauters and Sue Bird are preparing for the EuroLeague Final Eight this week and could take a break after that competition concludes in April.
Here's a preview of UMMC Ekaterinburg's Final Eight by former Storm G Sventlana Abrosimova and Bird. For a look inside Wauters and Jackson's Spanish team, Ros Casares, click here. Storm C Ewelina Kobryn plays for Wisla Can-Pack and here's more about its chances.
For a complete WNBA exhibition schedule, please click here.