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Least Bad Idea: Launch the 2020 WNBA Season with a Tournament

There are really no good ideas right now among all the North American professional sports leagues who are trying to resume suspended seasons or start delayed campaigns. Every possible path to the course, court, ice, field, pitch, etc. is a bad one for many reasons. Interested parties in the WNBA, NBA, etc. are included in…

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Get the W: How the WNBA Comes Back This Summer

Promising comments have recently begun circulating among WNBA officials that the league can still return to play in 2020. But questions like “how soon?”, “for how long” and “at which location(s)” remain complicated to answer. Additionally, what will happen to the team rosters when final cuts are likely to be made without ever having completed…

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TBW’s Official 2020 WNBA Mock Draft

Welcome to TBW’s first annual WNBA mock draft! The 2020 WNBA Draft will air on ESPN this Friday night at 7pm EST. Due to social distancing guidelines, teams will log on from afar to make their selections. By night’s end, thirty-six young women, also all remote, will learn of their futures (and destinations) in the…

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Power Ranking Each WNBA Team, Post-Free Agency – Part 1

With so many WNBA teams diving headlong into free agency, a divide has eroded the mid-tier competition. In fact, we’ve seen a binary of approaches in this new CBA era: Some franchises are win-now while others seem to be preparing only for the future (which may be multiple seasons down the road). The new CBA…

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Why DeWanna Bonner’s a Strong Fit for Connecticut Sun

DeWanna Bonner crosses halfcourt at a jog. Her thin frame is gazelle-like, the ball in her right hand. Her ponytail bounces against her purple Phoenix Mercury jersey. Her defender in transition is Tiffany Mitchell, who is to her left, keeping pace. As soon as Mitchell drops into her defensive stance, Bonner crosses over left, running…

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Breaking Down WNBA’s Wild Week of Free Agency

February 10 kicked off an exciting flurry of free-agent activity for the WNBA, and each of the 12 franchises has made moves they hope will improve their roster for the upcoming 2020 season. With the new CBA in place, some teams—like the Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury—have pounced with large dollar offers to entice…

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Courtney Williams’ Energy, Confidence are Critical for Connecticut Sun

It’s a one-point game in the last minute of the second quarter. The Connecticut Sun lead their best-of-five series 1-0 against the Los Angeles Sparks but are the trailing team in the game. Alyssa Thomas dribbles across the timeline, Morgan Tuck jogging alongside. Thomas passes to Tuck, who immediately pivots and looks for Courtney Williams,…

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WNBA Watch List: Top Matchups for Each Team in 2020

The WNBA recently released its 2020 schedule, and this coming year’s teams will play 36 games (instead of 34) while also participating in the first-ever Commissioner’s Cup. Every team will take its first ten conference games—two matchups apiece against each of the five other teams in their conference—and use those standings to seed a midseason…

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