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Do the Connecticut Sun Have a Closer Yet?

The Connecticut Sun sit atop the standings with an 8-1 record more than a quarter of the way through their 2019 schedule. However, WNBA viewers are likely more eager to gauge this team in the postseason. After back-to-back single-elimination exits on their home floor, can someone emerge to make enough plays late in games? The…

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What to Make of Chicago Sky’s Starting Lineup Change

The Chicago Sky are off to a 3-2 start and have already made a change to the starting lineup. Acquired before the start of the season in a deal with the Los Angeles Sparks, Jantel Lavender has replaced Gabby Williams on the starting front line next to Stefanie Dolson. The Sky are among the top…

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Chelsea Gray Keeps Rocking Crunch Time for L.A. Sparks

At the age of 26 in just her third season as a full-time starter, point guard Chelsea Gray has already put together an impressive collection of big-time clutch shots for the Los Angeles Sparks. She continues adding to that reel as we start the 2019 WNBA season, especially as fellow All-Star Candace Parker has been…

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WNBA Coaches, Execs Weigh in on 2019 Roster Cuts

Every WNBA follower has seen it before: The final roster cutdown day can be brutal as teams are forced to finalize their opening night crew. There are only 144 jobs to be had. Even some of the top players coming out of college each year struggle to find a home. One roster cut—UCLA alum and…

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Damiris Dantas, Dare Shots and Minnesota Lynx’s Future Frontcourt

An unlikely and unique combination of events set the table for new Minnesota Lynx starting power forward Damiris Dantas to make a name for herself during the 2019 WNBA season. Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve made a relatively significant investment in Dantas, inking her to a two-year, $210,000 fully guaranteed deal per…

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Early Effects of WNBA’s Cost-Cutting Roster Moves

WNBA teams operate under a hard cap and only get 12 roster spots. It’s a harsh reality of the league’s current state. Rookies, young players coming off rookie-scale deals and veteran bench players alike are often victims to roster crunches, with talent ranking far down the list of reasons why. The guaranteed contract—referred to in…

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Pending WNBA Free Agents with Most on the Line

WNBA free agency and player movement are still difficult to discuss overall. Until the High Post Hoops salary database was published for the first time last season, there was no sizable collection of contract data available to the public. Every decision (or lack thereof) has a consequence. Moves have ripple effects that touch the rest…

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Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces Are Perfect for Each Other

The question of where All-WNBA center and 2018 scoring champ Liz Cambage would end up—or if she’d get dealt at all—hung over much of this WNBA offseason. The Las Vegas Aces finalized a deal last week to acquire Cambage, much to the delight of the team, head coach and president of basketball operations Bill Laimbeer,…

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The Unequal Path Women Take from College to the WNBA

A 20-year old sophomore at Texas Tech, Jarrett Culver played his last college basketball game on April 8th when his Red Raiders were defeated by the University of Virginia in the NCAA men’s basketball championship game. On May 16th, Culver will be in Chicago to attend the 2019 NBA Draft Combine—a televised event on ESPN2. If…

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Where do Seattle Storm Turn without Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird?

The Seattle Storm announced just over a month ago that reigning WNBA regular season and Finals MVP Breanna Stewart will miss the entire 2019 season after undergoing surgery on her ruptured right Achilles tendon. Stewart suffered the injury in April’s EuroLeague championship game. As the Storm embark on their title defense without the superstar forward,…

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