Tagged Odyssey Sims

How Arike Ogunbowale’s Rookie Season Stacks Up Historically

This isn’t a Rookie of the Year breakdown. We already all know why Arike Ogunbowale should win the award.  That’s been obvious all year. But Ogunbowale’s overall 2019 body of work, and more specifically her efficiency uptick in the second half, calls for a look back at some of the top rookie seasons in league…

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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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First-Time WNBA All-Stars Really Stepping Up in 2019

Five first-time WNBA All-Stars will represent their teams as 2019 WNBA All-Star Game participants later this month in Las Vegas. The three selected as reserves—Diamond DeShields of the Chicago Sky, Odyssey Sims of the Minnesota Lynx and Erica Wheeler of the Indiana Fever—have shouldered more responsibility in 2019. Though their stories are very different, each…

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Odyssey Sims and the State of WNBA Restricted Free Agency

Last month’s trade between the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx centering around sixth-year guard Odyssey Sims brought an end to a fascinating two-year run. Sims and the Sparks went through two cycles of restricted free agency that produced vastly different results. First, she re-upped with L.A. prior to last season on a one-year, $65,000…

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Los Angeles Sparks 2019 Offseason Checklist

The Los Angeles Sparks looked like a team that ran out of fuel. A grueling week of travel ended in a second-round, single-elimination contest against the Washington Mystics—a team that had been playing much better to close the regular season and had home court advantage (as well as the accompanying first-round bye) to show for…

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