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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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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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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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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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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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What to Make of Chicago Sky’s Starting Lineup Change

The Chicago Sky are off to a 3-2 start and have already made a change to the starting lineup. Acquired before the start of the season in a deal with the Los Angeles Sparks, Jantel Lavender has replaced Gabby Williams on the starting front line next to Stefanie Dolson. The Sky are among the top…

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Where do Seattle Storm Turn without Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird?

The Seattle Storm announced just over a month ago that reigning WNBA regular season and Finals MVP Breanna Stewart will miss the entire 2019 season after undergoing surgery on her ruptured right Achilles tendon. Stewart suffered the injury in April’s EuroLeague championship game. As the Storm embark on their title defense without the superstar forward,…

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