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The Daily Swish: Ivory Latta and Maya Moore win player of the week honors

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One game happened last night, and LATTA was PLAYER OF THE WEEK! So was Maya Moore.

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With only one game yesterday, there are fewer links. But here are some I found:

The Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Indiana Fever, 77-73. The win got the Sparks into a tie for third place against the San Antonio Stars in the Western Conference. And in the East, the Fever is now one full game behind the Washington Mystics for second place in the East. Candace Parker missed the game due to a knee strain. Here's a recap from WNBA.com for more.

IVORY LATTA and Maya Moore were the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week for games played from July 21 to July 27. For Moore specifically, this is her fourth honor for the season. Here's the press release from the league.

Sparks General Manager and interim head coach Penny Toler had an interview with Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans. Click here to read the piece.

Joshua Preston of The Times-Picayune has a weekly column on former LSU basketball players who are now playing in the WNBA. Click here to read his latest post.

Tyler Killian of the Arizona Republic has a column on the Phoenix Mercury's scoring versatility, as well as a preview of today's game against the Los Angeles Sparks. Click here to read.

South Carolina assistant coach Nikki McCray was inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame, in recognition of her playing career. McCray played at Tennessee from 1991-1995, won Olympic Gold Medals in 1996 and 2000, and she played a number of years in the WNBA, most notably for the Washington Mystics. Here's an article from South Carolina's athletics site.

Ian Levy of Nylon Calculus talks about possible roles that a woman could have if she played on an NBA team. I know this topic can get eyerolls, but Levy uses statistical analysis to show where a woman could hold her own in the NBA game, which would likely be as a three point shooting specialist. In addition, he does complain about the lack of analytical resources out for the WNBA, which I definitely agree with. Without mySynergySports, SportVU tracking data, etc., it's going to be harder for us to get better data analysis to support our arguments. Click here to read.

Have more links? feel free to share them below in the comments.