Tagged Liz Cambage

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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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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How Kayla McBride Helps Create Las Vegas Aces’ Identity

Las Vegas Aces rookie guard Jackie Young walks the ball over half-court during an August 13 win over the Atlanta Dream. Initiating the offense with a pass to Dearica Hamby at the top of the key, the Aces have star center Liz Cambage sealing her defender in front of the basket. Hamby bullets a pass…

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Imagining the WNBA’s Hot Stove That Isn’t

Right now fans could be watching Twitter feeds for any clue as to the future destinations of some of the WNBA best talents in free agency. But they’re not. Everything is quiet amid a missed opportunity. The league’s horrible compensation structure—which gives players as a group a mere 20 percent of basketball revenues—is mostly to…

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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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Connecticut Sun Close in on No. 1 Seed

The Connecticut Sun are now in pole position in the WNBA standings with six games remaining in their regular-season schedule.  They secured an ever-important tiebreaker with Friday’s comeback win over the Las Vegas Aces. (They already held the tiebreaker over the Washington Mystics who also sit at 20-8 after Friday’s action.) That means this up-and-coming…

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WNBA Rookie Report: Indiana Fever’s Teaira McCowan

WNBA teams at the bottom of the standings are running out of time for one last push at the No. 8 seed. (The more heated race centers around the single- and double-byes with even the No. 1 seed still up for grabs.) As the Indiana Fever sit 3.5 games back of the postseason with just…

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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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Liz Cambage, Dearica Hamby Can Cushion A’ja Wilson’s Absence

There’s roughly 6:10 left in the third quarter of a must-see game between the Seattle Storm and the Las Vegas Aces. Speedy Storm guard Jordin Canada retreats to half-court after the initial set doesn’t create an advantage. She jets to her left around a Natasha Howard screen and penetrates the lane. Her patented lefty scoop…

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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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