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Tankology and Team Building

Here's our section focused on the art of team building and the process on how championship contenders are made.

How will the Shock take its next step forward?

While the team did improve significantly from its 3-31 season in 2011, one of the top priorities is for the Shock to re-sign one of its top guards from the 2012 team, whether it is Temeka Johnson or Ivory Latta.

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Do Regionalization & Our Girls Syndrome hurt the W

While regional players can increase a few ticket sales perhaps, winning is what matters the most at the end of the day.

The Tulsa Shock has the 3rd pick the 2013 Draft

How can the team continue to improve with this pick, whether it keeps or uses the pick in a deal?

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The "Fixing The Lottery" conspiracy

The Mystics struck out in the 2013 WNBA Draft, but if you're thinking that this lottery was fixed, you're looking for something that just isn't there.

How the Phoenix Mercury played chess and won

Either Corey Gaines is a sly genius or the luckiest man on earth. I’ll go with the former.

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What should the Mystics do in the Post-Lacey Era?

Trudi Lacey's termination is a welcome move, but the moves this team makes after that will determine the success of their rebuild.

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5 possible Mystics GM candidates

Possible list of General Manager candidates for the Washington Mystics in 2013, if the team decides to move in that direction.

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Leonsis wants Mystics to be "generationally great"

We want to build teams in the NBA, NHL and WNBA that are generationally great. And by great I mean teams that: * Qualify for the playoffs year after year * Are in contention for a championship ...
Washington Mystics owner Ted Leo...

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The Seattle Storm's Superstar Roster

ESPN the Magazine has a new feature on the 2010 WNBA Champs and the ingredients to their success.

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Ownership must fire Trudi Lacey

The Mystics have retooled for the 2012 season with a veteran group, but the results aren't there. It's time for a change.

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Three things the WNBA could do better

The WNBA has many fine qualities and for the most part does a good job of maintaining and promoting the teams, games, and players. However, there are three areas in which it could improve.

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5 things the Mystics must do in the 2012 offseason

The Mystics have gone from first to worst in the Eastern Conference. What can they do to stop the bleeding?

Maya Moore Makes Tanking Look Perfectly Honorable

There are times when hype over a collegian are overblown. This is not one of them -- basketball fans could probably stand to be even more excited about the prospect of Moore entering the WNBA.

Top Five Teams to Watch After the Olympic Break

The WNBA is back in action after a month-long hiatus. What are the main things to watch for?

Breaking down the Shock's trade for Taj McWilliams

The Mystics were going nowhere, and get a young prospect with potential in Tasha Humphrey. But will she pan out over the long haul?