Tagged Breanna Stewart

Power Ranking Each WNBA Team, Post-Free Agency – Part 2

With many WNBA teams diving headlong into free agency, a divide has eroded the mid-tier competition. A binary of approaches has materialized: Some franchises are win-now; others prepare solely for the future. The new CBA led to a ballooning of both player salaries and the cap. This created a free agency free-for-all that has shaken…

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BBA 6: The Bright Future of Women’s Basketball; Meet Huw Hopkins

In this sixth episode of the Basketball by Association podcast, Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes are joined by TBW’s Huw Hopkins to outline the upward trajectory of the WNBA and global women’s leagues, as well as the opportunities and hurdles that lie ahead. Centered around Huw’s fantastic “Meet a Few of the Many Women Creating a Basketball Renaissance”…

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Meet a Few of the Many Women Creating a Basketball Renaissance

Before being shut down by the Coronavirus, the many levels of women’s basketball were buzzing with excitement. Maybe it was the result of multiple exciting seasons—both past, present and future in the WNBA and NCAA. Perhaps it was WNBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement and its subsequent free agency—all portending greater player movement and empowerment. Maybe…

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WNBA’s New Collective Bargaining Agreement Reminds How Poorly Players Were Treated

The new tentative collective bargaining agreement between the WNBA and WNBPA is a groundbreaking labor contract for those parties. But that’s kind of the problem. While the league has yet to make the full text of the CBA available (and likely won’t do so until after the contract is voted on by the league’s Board…

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The Silver Lining Behind 2019 Seattle Storm’s Poor Injury Luck

The Seattle Storm’s hopes of repeating in 2019 were already all but dashed by the time the season tipped off. In the six weeks before the season began, league MVP Breanna Stewart suffered a ruptured Achilles overseas and star point guard Sue Bird underwent arthroscopic knee surgery. That left a lot of question marks and…

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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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Activism and the WNBA

As we eulogize contemporary legend Toni Morrison, we look to her body of work for hope and inspiration. While teaching a class, she once remarked, “When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody…

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Jordin Canada Keeping Seattle Storm as Contenders

The depleted Seattle Storm just keep finding ways (and contributors) to win. Entering their final game before the 2019 All-Star break, the defending champs sit at 12-8 and are just one game out of first place. Point guard of the future Jordin Canada, forced into starting duties with Sue Bird (knee) out indefinitely, has been…

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What Natasha Howard’s Scoring Storm Means

The Natasha Howard trade looks better by the day for the Seattle Storm. The sixth-year forward is second in league-wide scoring at 19.6 points per game through nine games. She saw limited floor time during her first four seasons, split between the Indiana Fever and Minnesota Lynx before joining the Storm via a sign-and-trade prior…

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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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