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Here Are Your WNBA Most Improved Player Candidates

Criteria for the WNBA’s Most Improved Player award can be tough to specify with great detail.  Last season’s winner was clear. Natasha Howard filled every gap for the Seattle Storm as she joined forces with their four returning starters. She ended up being exactly what the Storm needed, and her production helped fuel a one-year…

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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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Speculation and Ideas for WNBA Trade Deadline

WNBA trade deadlines rarely see much movement. Fitting under the league’s hard cap is extremely difficult, and there isn’t much differentiation between the salaries of stars and non-stars. There are essentially two buckets nearly every player falls into: Minimum contracts (or players on rookie-scale deals) and veterans tabbed at or near the max. The 2019…

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Complete Second-Half WNBA Team-by-Team Previews

All too quickly, the WNBA has hit the All-Star break, capping off a weekend that also boasted a beach party featuring Snoop, Iggy Azalea, and DJ Liz Cambage. After everyone recovers and rests up, it’s go time: a six-week push to the end of the regular season. Let’s take a look at where teams currently…

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Breaking Down WNBA Prospects Marine Johannes, Alexia Chartereau

Women’s EuroBasket 2019 concluded July 7 as Spain clinched the title with a decisive 86-66 victory over France. Though that’s long past, there are a lot of takeaways from that competition which help us from a WNBA standpoint, especially when considering prospects who are or will likely make the league in the near future. This…

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All-Star Kia Nurse is Second Scorer NY Liberty Needed

New York Liberty second-year guard Kia Nurse was named a 2019 All-Star starter earlier this week. The 2018 No. 10 overall pick has stepped into a larger scoring role and helped New York to a 7-8 start, capably filling the vacant role as a No. 2 option in support of eight-time All-WNBA forward Tina Charles.…

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NY Liberty Reload Just in Time After EuroBasket 2019

The 2019 FIBA Women’s EuroBasket tournament shouldered its way into the first third of the WNBA season, borrowing players with national commitments from June 27 to July 7 (with some, like the Mystics’ Emma Meesseman and Kim Mestdagh, leaving earlier to prep with their squad, or others delaying their season’s start entirely). The top six…

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Astou Ndour, Marta Xargay Lead Spain to FIBA EuroBasket 2019 Title

Chicago Sky forward Astou Ndour was named MVP of EuroBasket 2019 as Spain cruised 86-66 over France in Sunday’s title game. France, led by six-year WNBA veteran Sandrine Gruda and New York Liberty guards Bria Hartley and Marine Johannes, has now finished as the runners-up four straight times, losing three times at the hands of…

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What EuroBasket Departures Mean for Rest of WNBA Season

Women’s EuroBasket 2019 begins June 27 and concludes July 7 with the championship game. 13 WNBA players along with several additional players and prospects of interest are competing in the tournament, and WNBA teams must account for the temporary losses of these players as they compete on this international stage. We don’t know how things…

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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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