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WNBA Roundtable: Answering 2020-21 Season’s Big Questions

Though the WNBA has announced its intention to return, a lot of questions remain for TBW’s staff, including the moral, competitive and technical implications of what will unfold at the IMG Academy. We searched for some answers in this recent roundtable between TBW’s WNBA writers Myles Ehrlich, Jannelle Moore and Huw Hopkins. WNBA player Nneka…

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Basketball is Coming Back, but Does it Matter?

If Coronavirus taught us to appreciate the frivolous-but-welcome distraction that basketball offers in our daily lives, the raw pain that has followed the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis (and then erupted into global protests) has reminded us of sport’s place in the grand scheme of life. That is, it’s a luxury item and little…

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How WNBA Players Stay Fit & Motivated Amid Uncertainty

“I was extremely exhausted going into that game. I tried to shoot around that morning, but I was feeling light-headed so I went to the hospital for an IV.” This was Connecticut Sun forward Theresa Plaisance, who played in China during the WNBA off-season. She could barely breathe in the week leading up to her…

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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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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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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Where does TBW go with no basketball?

Dear friends and subscribers of TBW, Much has certainly changed in our world over the past couple of months. We anticipate further changes and challenges due to COVID-19 in the near future. These hurdles supersede everything I am about to discuss, so please note this perspective that we recognize basketball (and sport, in general) as such…

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Why WNBA Needs an In-Season Tournament

The proposal to introduce an in-season tournament to the NBA is gaining traction. It may even prove necessary if the NBA wants to continue asking for more money to obtain/retain its broadcast rights. The idea might also prove a winner for another NBA league, the WNBA. It could help the league retain top talent, boost…

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