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Questions Facing Indiana Fever Entering Year 4 of the Rebuild

The Indiana Fever are in the lottery for a third consecutive season and have two key vacancies to fill after deciding to move on from head coach and general manager Pokey Chatman.  Here’s more on what the franchise needs to do this offseason as they continue building a group that can achieve sustained success once…

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Reigniting L.A. Sparks in 2020 Will Start Up Front

Undercut by the controversial semifinal sweep that saw first-year coach Derek Fisher all but bench a healthy Candace Parker and long-time GM Penny Toler lose her job after a profanity-filled locker room speech, much of 2019 was actually a success for the Los Angeles Sparks. Though there’s plenty to unpack on that front, TBW colleague…

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Where Do Seattle Storm Go After Injury-Riddled 2019?

The Seattle Storm’s hopeful title defense took the biggest hit possible just weeks before the start of the 2019 season.  Reigning regular season and Finals MVP Breanna Stewart suffered a torn Achilles playing in the EuroLeague final for Dynamo Kursk during April, about five months before Seattle’s regular-season opener.  All-Star point guard Sue Bird also…

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Now’s the Time for Chicago Sky to Run It Back

The Chicago Sky missed out ever so slightly. First on a playoff bye. Then on a chance to take down the eventual champion Washington Mystics in a best-of-five semifinal series.  Chicago was pegged as one of the league’s bigger disappointments after missing the playoffs in 2018 with plenty of star power already in-house. The team…

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Is 2020 WNBA Finals Trip in the Cards for Las Vegas Aces?

One or two more plays could have completely flipped the outcome of the semifinal series between the Las Vegas Aces and Washington Mystics, or at least forced a winner-take-all Game 5 against one of the most dominant teams in league history.  The 2019 season was filled with such silver linings for the Aces, who acquired…

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What’s Next for L.A. Sparks After Sweep, Penny Toler’s Exit?

The Los Angeles Sparks face several critical decisions this offseason. They were swept in the semifinals by the Connecticut Sun and fired longtime general manager Penny Toler earlier this month.  Toler, who has been with the franchise for more than 20 years, was fired one day after a story from ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne was published…

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How Washington Mystics Can Run It Back in 2020

The Washington Mystics built on 2018’s WNBA Finals appearance and won their first title in franchise history. Mission accomplished. One of the most terrifying offensive attacks in league history won’t take the floor for another seven months, (new collective bargaining agreement pending), but the Mystics have the ingredients of a group that could collect a…

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What’s Next for Minnesota Lynx After Hectic 2019 Season?

Two identical 18-16 records. Same postseason result as 2018. WNBA viewers know the Minnesota Lynx in their current state can’t be judged fairly on results alone. The players they lost for good (Lindsay Whalen) or could eventually amount to just one season (Maya Moore, Rebekkah Brunson) have been discussed at length. The real story of…

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Where Do Phoenix Mercury Go From Here After Difficult 2019 Season?

The 2019 Phoenix Mercury never got off the ground.  Diana Taurasi’s year was completely derailed by preseason back surgery and hamstring issues late in the season. The team that pushed the 2018 eventual champion Seattle Storm to the brink was never going to reach that same level of play without her.  Thus, evaluating everything must…

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