Lauren Jackson, who is rehabilitating two stress fractures in her left leg, is starting the Storm's training camp on the sideline and is listed as day-to-day.
Joining her is starting center Janell Burse, who tore some soft tissue in her upper arm and is day-to-day.
"We've still got to make sure that shin heals; it's like a rehab/recovery process," coach Anne Donovan said of Jackson. "The reality now for Lauren is that she's never going to be healthy from the knee to ankle. It's: How do we best manage that? It's going to be different for me and her. It's very difficult when it's your star player on a treadmill or bike on the sideline. We've got to adjust."
After arriving Sunday afternoon from Australia, Jackson said she welcomed a break.
"I don't mind sitting out some," she said. "I'm tired. I've been playing a lot lately."
And the shins?
"They're OK," said Jackson, who recently recovered from bronchitis.
Veterans are getting more selective about which training camp they'll attend because of salary, which increases for every season of WNBA service. Team salary caps are at $700,000 this season, with the player maximum at $91,000.
The Storm has plenty of room under its cap, even with three players making the maximum. The team has two veterans, free-agent center Tiffani Johnson and franchise original Simone Edwards, who will compete for spots on the roster.
Seattle would be just under the cap if both signed and Donovan rounded out her roster with a few of the camp's less experienced players.
Australian center Suzy Batkovic and Russian forward Natalia Vodopyanova are not returning, and Donovan said she's excited about Johnson. Edwards has been a steady contributor off the bench since Donovan took over in 2003.
Office personnel outnumbered players at Media Day on Monday. Several key players are competing overseas and will be late arrivals, a constant pain for WNBA coaches.
Center Lindsay Taylor (Turkey) was expected Monday evening. Edwards (Jamaica) should arrive at the end of the week. Iziane Castro Marques (Brazil) will arrive by next Monday. Sue Bird (Russia) most likely will arrive May 5. Johnson (Poland) could be in as late as May 10.
• Guard Betty Lennox signed a three-year deal with Nike.