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Lauren Cox Can Help Indiana Fever Thrive in Year One

In this week’s continuation of my Prospect Spotlight Series, I’m up to the third rookie selected off the big board. After profiling a pair of Ducks, Sabrina Ionescu and Satou Sabally, we move on to a Bear. Lauren Cox grew up in Flower Mound, Texas, before heading two hours down I-35 to play college ball…

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Sydney Wiese is Ready to be an All-Star for Loaded L.A. Sparks

While the recently re-upped Sydney Wiese plays on an LA Sparks team with Kristi Toliver, Chelsea Gray, Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike and Candace Parker, the guard still has big ambitions. During a press conference to celebrate her freshly inked contract, Wiese said, “My aspirations as an individual are to eventually become an All-Star, and then…

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Satou Sabally Brings an Array of Talents to Dallas

In this Prospect Spotlight series, I’m going pick by pick, profiling members of the W’s freshman class. We started with No. 1 choice Sabrina Ionescu recently: Sabrina Ionescu Arrives as New York’s Next Star Athlete Now let’s take look at Ionescu’s Oregon teammate, Satou Sabally, who was taken immediately after her by the Dallas Wings.…

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Least Bad Idea: Launch the 2020 WNBA Season with a Tournament

There are really no good ideas right now among all the North American professional sports leagues who are trying to resume suspended seasons or start delayed campaigns. Every possible path to the course, court, ice, field, pitch, etc. is a bad one for many reasons. Interested parties in the WNBA, NBA, etc. are included in…

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Get the W: How the WNBA Comes Back This Summer

Promising comments have recently begun circulating among WNBA officials that the league can still return to play in 2020. But questions like “how soon?”, “for how long” and “at which location(s)” remain complicated to answer. Additionally, what will happen to the team rosters when final cuts are likely to be made without ever having completed…

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Scouting the Rest of New York Liberty’s Rookie Class

I recently looked at how Sabrina Ionescu will impact the New York Liberty. While she gets the lion share of the coverage, Ionescu is just one of six rookies drafted by New York—all of whom were selected within the first 15 picks. On TBW’s WNBA podcast, Get the W, Gabe Ibrahim and I also talked…

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WNBA Teams are in Danger of Losing Key Players Forever

The Coronavirus pandemic has already delayed the start of the 2020 WNBA season. When or if it returns and what it will look like are both matters of complete speculation at this time. One of the ways that COVID-19, (and the United States government’s response to it), has further complicated things is by spurring temporary…

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Sabrina Ionescu Arrives as New York’s Next Star Athlete

On April 17, the WNBA held its annual draft remotely. Prospects tuned in, along with nearly 400,000 fans, waiting for Commissioner Cathy Engelbert to reveal each successive selection. Except, they weren’t waiting for the No. 1 pick. Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu was not only among the most certain locks for the spot in league history, it’s…

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