WNBA Season Previews 2020
WNBA 2020 Season Preview: Women of the W are ready to resist and swish!
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.
WNBA 2020 Season Preview: No. 1 Washington Mystics
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.
WNBA 2020 Season Preview: No. 2 Connecticut Sun
After a tumultuous offseason, the Connecticut Sun will need to overcome further adversity to return to the WNBA Finals in 2020.
WNBA 2020 Season Preview: No. 3 Los Angeles Sparks
The Los Angeles Sparks have a very talented roster but depth and experience are lacking once you look beyond the starting five.
WNBA 2020 Season Preview: No. 4 Las Vegas Aces
Despite Kelsey Plum’s injury and Liz Cambage’s absence, the Las Vegas Aces still claim one of the WNBA’s most talented teams. But can all this talent cohere to make the Aces into legitimate championship contenders?
WNBA 2020 Season Preview: No. 5 Chicago Sky hope to return to playoffs
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?
WNBA 2020 Season Preview: No. 6 Seattle Storm
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?
WNBA 2020 Season Preview: No. 7 Minnesota Lynx
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.
WNBA 2020 Season Preview: No. 9 Indiana Fever
The Indiana Fever have slowly improved since bottoming out in 2018. Under new head coach Marianne Stanley, this could be the season the Fever return to the playoffs.
WNBA 2020 Season Preview: No. 8 Phoenix Mercury
The Mercury lost DeWanna Bonner and added Skylar Diggins-Smith to a roster that saw a ton of changes this offseason. Bria Hartley also joins Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner in Phoenix.
WNBA 2020 Season Preview: No. 10 Dallas Wings
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.
WNBA 2020 Season Preview: No. 11 New York Liberty
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.
WNBA 2020 Season Preview: No. 12 Atlanta Dream
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.