Tagged WNBA

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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Now’s the Time for Chicago Sky to Run It Back

The Chicago Sky missed out ever so slightly. First on a playoff bye. Then on a chance to take down the eventual champion Washington Mystics in a best-of-five semifinal series.  Chicago was pegged as one of the league’s bigger disappointments after missing the playoffs in 2018 with plenty of star power already in-house. The team…

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Is 2020 WNBA Finals Trip in the Cards for Las Vegas Aces?

One or two more plays could have completely flipped the outcome of the semifinal series between the Las Vegas Aces and Washington Mystics, or at least forced a winner-take-all Game 5 against one of the most dominant teams in league history.  The 2019 season was filled with such silver linings for the Aces, who acquired…

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What’s Next for L.A. Sparks After Sweep, Penny Toler’s Exit?

The Los Angeles Sparks face several critical decisions this offseason. They were swept in the semifinals by the Connecticut Sun and fired longtime general manager Penny Toler earlier this month.  Toler, who has been with the franchise for more than 20 years, was fired one day after a story from ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne was published…

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