Tagged WNBA

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…

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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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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How New York Liberty Can Make a Splash at Barclays Center

The New York Liberty were due for some good news after winning just 17 games during the last two seasons and James Dolan put the team up for sale while moving them out of Madison Square Garden.  Having the best odds in the 2020 WNBA Draft lottery paid off as New York drew the No.…

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How Atlanta Can Prove 2019, Not 2018, Was Only a Dream

After coming within minutes of a WNBA Finals appearance in 2018, the Atlanta Dream came crashing down to earth and finished with the league’s worst record in 2019.  Longtime franchise player Angel McCoughtry ended up missing the entire season after a late-season ACL tear ended her 2018 campaign. Tiffany Hayes (ankle) was limited early on. …

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Biggest Questions Facing the Dallas Wings

What a year for the Dallas Wings. After navigating the Liz Cambage trade request and finally making a deal with the Las Vegas Aces last offseason, No. 5 overall pick Arike Ogunbowale captured the imagination of Wings fans with a flurry of 20-plus point outings down the stretch.  Landing a player capable of turning in…

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Questions Facing Indiana Fever Entering Year 4 of the Rebuild

The Indiana Fever are in the lottery for a third consecutive season and have two key vacancies to fill after deciding to move on from head coach and general manager Pokey Chatman.  Here’s more on what the franchise needs to do this offseason as they continue building a group that can achieve sustained success once…

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Where Do Seattle Storm Go After Injury-Riddled 2019?

The Seattle Storm’s hopeful title defense took the biggest hit possible just weeks before the start of the 2019 season.  Reigning regular season and Finals MVP Breanna Stewart suffered a torn Achilles playing in the EuroLeague final for Dynamo Kursk during April, about five months before Seattle’s regular-season opener.  All-Star point guard Sue Bird also…

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