There are four games tonight with a couple of injury updates to take stock of.
So we'll start the day with a little injury update.
- Mark Remme of Lynx.com reports that the Minnesota Lynx will start Maya Moore at the power forward spot with Rebekkah Brunson injured. Guard Monica Wright into the starting lineup as a small forward. But consistent with the positional revolution (click here for a definition), Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve says that the changes aren't a big deal - they don't define their perimeter players in traditional terms anyway. Read more >>>
- Justin Felder of Fox 11 Sports reports that wing Julie Wojta will have the opportunity to practice with the Minnesota Lynx during the WNBA's upcoming Olympic break after signing a seven-day contract with the team due to Rebekkah Brunson's injury. After tonight's game against the Tulsa Shock, the Lynx will next play on August 17, which Wojta would be available for if Minnesota isn't at full health. Felder reports that Wojta has been scrimmaging the current Wisconsin - Green Bay team to stay in game-shape. Read more >>>
- Mark Cooper of the Tulsa World reports that Shock rookie forward Glory Johnson is expected to play tonight against the Lynx despite injuring her wrist in a win against the Washington Mystics on Sunday. With the Lynx making a change to the starting lineup, Johnson is expected to use her "subtle strength" to match up with 2011 WNBA Rookie of the Year Maya Moore. Read more >>>
- Odeen Domingo of the Arizona Republic wrote a nice piece about the Phoenix Mercury's undrafted rookie Avery Warley, who he notes has the league's third-best rebounds/minute. Just to add a little weight to his point: Warley's offensive rebounding percentage is even more impressive: her 15.9% offensive rebounding percentage is a league-high. Read more >>>
- James Oldham of the Indianapolis Star reports that the Indiana Fever are on pace to break the WNBA record for threes per game set by the Phoenix Mercury in 2007 (a championship year). Today they face the New York Liberty at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where the Fever are even better from behind the arc. Read more >>>
- Lenn Robbins of the New York Post writes that the New York Liberty's season could be finished sooner than they'd like if they don't make some significant improvement sooner than later. They are only 1.5 games behind the Atlanta Dream for the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs, but the Dream could have Erika de Souza and Angel McCoughtry back after the Olympic break. And even if the Washington Mystics don't look like much of a threat right now, they still have four head-to-head meetings with the Liberty to make up the 1.5 games between the two teams. Read more >>>
- Ben Standig's piece for CSN Washington was headlined, "Mystics seek relief against Sun" but the facts described don't inspire much faith in relief occurring. With three games left before the Olympic break, Mystics center Michelle Snow said that with all this losing "a change is going to come" and it could result in someone leaving town. Read more >>>
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