The Connecticut Sun are fortunate to have a player like Brionna Jones, who played excellent basketball as a starter when the WNBA’s reigning MVP had to miss time. Don’t let a potential return to the bench scare you away from continuing to play Jones in fantasy basketball.
The Minnesota Lynx are a team that you never count out because they have Cheryl Reeve, Sylvia Fowles and the championship culture left over from the dynasty years. But the team is back to its 2022 struggling ways after a brief sign of hope.
Though the Dallas Wings fell to the reigning champs in Chicago, their spirit was not to be questioned, and the physicality they played with nearly won them the game. Center Teaira McCowan set the tone for that physicality in the game’s second half, and it’s important that she continues to do so as Dallas continues its playoff push.
When she grabbed her 10th rebound as the Connecticut Sun wrapped up a win over the Minnesota Lynx, Alyssa Thomas secured the first triple-double of her career, and the first in franchise history. Her 15-point, 12-assist and 10-rebound performance helped the Sun survive Jonquel Jones’ three-game absence with a 2-1 record.
After a successful home stand, the Sparks are 12-14 and sixth in the standings. However, six of the next seven games are on the road. With tiebreakers on the line and one game separating seeds six through nine, can the Sparks finish their road games in prime position for a playoff run?
NaLyssa Smith’s 24 points on Thursday night added another star performance to her rookie resume. The 2022 Indiana Fever have seen many such performances from her and Kelsey Mitchell, but very little team success.
The New York Liberty have the current distinction of being the second-to-worst team in the WNBA, leading only the lowly Indiana Fever. But they’ve had an incredibly difficult schedule lately and may be getting Betnijah Laney back soon. Does that mean they still have hope going into a stretch where they play only the teams they are competing with for the final playoff spots?
The Atlanta Dream are once again dealing with several injuries at once to key players in their rotation. This time, the injury bug has bitten Atlanta’s frontcourt, with rookie Naz Hillmon shouldering a larger role for the team for the time being.