WNBA Season Previews 2020
The 2020 WNBA season is finally here! While the players will be engaged in a bevy of off-court social justice activities, they’re amped for the on-court action. Here’s a preview of the single-site 22-game season that tips off on Saturday, July 25, at 12 p.m ET from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
The defending champion Washington Mystics could be without Elena Delle Donne and Tina Charles, leaving Emma Meesseman with the monster task of leading the team. Also missing from the Mystics’ 2020 campaign: Natasha Cloud and LaToya Sanders.
The Los Angeles Sparks have a very talented roster but depth and experience are lacking once you look beyond the starting five.
With two additions, the Chicago Sky hope to continue improving, but with the improvement of several other contending teams, could the Sky actually regress in 2020?
Breanna Stewart is back for the Seattle Storm. That means expectations return to what they were immediately after the 2018 season, when they won the WNBA championship. Can Natasha Howard and Jewell Loyd help Stewart bring the team back to the top?
Can the Minnesota Lynx make the playoffs for the 10th-straight season? To get it done, head coach Cheryl Reeve will have to rely on the talents of Sylvia Fowles and Napheesa Collier and the contributions of rookies Crystal Dangerfield and Mikiah Herbert Harrigan.
The Wings struggled mightily on both ends of the floor last season, but after a bountiful 2020 draft, they now have the pieces they need to begin a rebuild. While Dallas shouldn’t be expected to turn into a contender overnight, players like Arike Ogunbowale and Satou Sabally will make it an interesting team to follow.
While Sabrina Ionescu’s debut inspires excitement, there are other reasons to be intrigued by the New York Liberty’s 2020 prospects. However, the Liberty’s roster construction also raises some concerns, possibly stalling their rise from the bottom of the standings.
Chennedy Carter, along with Glory Johnson, Elizabeth Williams and Courtney Williams, will be tasked with bringing the Atlanta Dream out of last place during the 2020 WNBA season. With Tiffany Hayes and Renee Montgomery sitting out, that won’t be easy.