By Ben Dull

Ben Dull covers the WNBA, the WNBA Draft and women's college basketball. His year-round coverage can be found at High Post Hoops, BBall Index, and The Basketball Writers. He is a San Diego native and recent alum of Concordia University Irvine's Master's of Coaching and Athletic Administration (MCAA) program.

Washington Mystics 2019 Offseason Checklist

The Washington Mystics outlasted the Atlanta Dream in a slugfest semifinal series on their way to the 2018 WNBA Finals, where they were swept by the Seattle Storm. All-WNBA forward Elena Delle Donne was not at full strength after hyper-extending her knee in Game 2 against the Dream, though she admirably shot down every opportunity…

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Connecticut Sun 2019 Offseason Checklist

Consecutive 21-win seasons and first-round byes haven’t been enough for the Connecticut Sun. This young, up-and-coming team ran into Diana Taurasi’s single-elimination buzzsaw during back-to-back seasons. The 2019 Sun will be another test case in seeing how a top-four seed rebounds from a few early playoff exits. They need a full season of Alyssa Thomas.…

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Phoenix Mercury 2019 Offseason Checklist

The Phoenix Mercury came within moments of a WNBA Finals berth during Game 5 against the No. 1 seeded Seattle Storm. Diana Taurasi (First-Team) and Brittney Griner (Second-Team) earned All-WNBA honors. DeWanna Bonner returned in 2018 after giving birth to twins, earned an All-Star nod and had one of her most efficient seasons to date. Taurasi…

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Los Angeles Sparks 2019 Offseason Checklist

The Los Angeles Sparks looked like a team that ran out of fuel. A grueling week of travel ended in a second-round, single-elimination contest against the Washington Mystics—a team that had been playing much better to close the regular season and had home court advantage (as well as the accompanying first-round bye) to show for…

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Minnesota Lynx 2019 Offseason Checklist

The Minnesota Lynx were up and down during the 2018 WNBA regular season. Losses in four of the first six games, and six of nine to close it out, sandwiched a seven-game win streak in which they looked more like the dominant team that had finished atop the standings during each of the past two…

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Dallas Wings 2019 Offseason Checklist

The past year was a whirlwind for the Dallas Wings. Liz Cambage elected to return to the WNBA after four seasons away. The club had a second star to pair with point guard Skylar Diggins-Smith, and they were in a position to nab a playoff bid at 14-10 with 10 games to play. They lost…

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Chicago Sky 2019 Offseason Checklist

The Chicago Sky are now on their second head coach/general manager of the post-Elena Delle Donne era. Owner Michael Alter, who’s very eager to get back to the playoffs, fired Amber Stocks after the 2018 season and announced the hiring of James Wade last month. We know what Alter wants. We know their roster isn’t…

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Las Vegas Aces 2019 Offseason Checklist

The honeymoon phase for the Las Vegas Aces will end the moment they announce their 2019 No. 1 overall pick. Sold and relocated before the 2018 season, Vegas will soon be a playoff hopeful rather than the owner of the worst record (like they were last season). As a rookie, A’ja Wilson tied for third…

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New York Liberty 2019 Offseason Checklist

The New York Liberty’s three-year run finishing top three in the standings came to a screeching halt. The team that closed 2017 on a 10-game win-streak ran it back and lost its final 13 games of the 2018 season. James Dolan moved the team from Madison Square Garden to the Westchester County Center and still…

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Indiana Fever 2019 Offseason Checklist

The Indiana Fever can only go up from here. They lost 16 of their first 17 games and finished at 6-28, the league’s worst record this past season. Tumult was present throughout the lineup: No. 2 overall pick Kelsey Mitchell came off the bench for the team’s final 14 games after starting 17 of their…

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