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Washington Mystics Player Analysis

Analysis on individual Washington Mystics players.

The Mystics’ starting lineup is firing on all cylinders

It took some time for Washington to find the right mix for the starting unit, but it’s all paying off now.

5 Takeaways from Emma Meesseman’s WNBA absence

TRP’s closeout of the Wings is a “Mystic Moment to Remember”

The Mystics wing made key plays to stop a Dallas run and get D.C. to advance to the next round of the playoffs.

Krystal Thomas is the Mystics’ most improved player this season

Thomas may not win the WNBA’s Most Improved Player Award, but she still made some major strides in 2017.

Markkanen showed his Meesseman impression in Finland’s big win vs. France

The Finnish post may not speak Dutch. But like Meesseman, he does speak fluent basketball fundamentals.

The Meesseman and SWK duo was a bright spot Wednesday

The rookie showed her potential as a catch and shoot wing player despite the Mystics’ bad loss.

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What’s in John’s Wall-et?

With recent injuries, the Mystics need “EuroBasket Emma” in action

After seeing Emma Meesseman lead Belgium to new heights, there’s no reason why she can’t hit WNBA superstar status in the USA.

EDD has opened up the Mystics’ offense

So far, Elena Delle Donne’s presence has opened things up for the Mystics’ shooters, and even for herself.

Recap: Meesseman dominates the Netherlands in 95-38 rout

When you play an arch rival in your hometown, 28 points on 11 of 13 shooting happens.

Highlights from EDD & the Mystics in their first game

No denying they look pretty darn good!

Mystics bring back Hawkins to bolster post rotation

Hawkins returns to D.C. after playing three of her four seasons in Monumental Red.

Delle Donne makes the Mystics a must-see this summer

The addition of the 2015 WNBA MVP and 2016 Olympian instantly makes the Mystics a hot ticket in D.C., not just the WNBA.

Meesseman talks about Russia, Tim Duncan & Olympic goals

We learned some new things about the Mystics forward in a recent interview with Belgian media.

Hartley holds baby shower, due to give birth in January

Based on the timing, Hartley probably won’t miss much of the 2017 season.

Meesseman addresses Curry comparisons & why she doesn’t play “American”

The Mystics forward gives some insight on why she is the way she is in an interview to De Standaard, a Flemish newspaper.

Hill finishes second in WNBA MIP voting

I wished she would have been first, but it’s still a well-deserved honor.

Meesseman on track to be WNBA’s best 3-pt shooter

There’s a reason why Meesse is mentioned in the same breath as Steph. Not Stef.

Sanders rejoins the Mystics after the Olympics

After a successful performance in the Olympics for Turkey, Sanders will finish the summer in D.C.

Breaking down Meesseman's improvement in 2016

The Mystics' long-term future will rest heavily on Emma Meesseman's shoulders. Though she isn't a superstar right now, she continues to make incremental gains toward being that type of player.

Stop asking IF Emma will break out this summer

She already did in Russia and Belgium. The Mystics are just the next team you'll see the Meesse-mania effect.

Lawson won't return to the Mystics this season

She may play in the WNBA later this summer, but has decided to focus more on her broadcasting career for now.

Meesseman signs extension with the Mystics through 2019

Washington has now locked up one of their key young players as she enters her prime.

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Stefanie Dolson is poised for a huge 2016

Mike Thibault needs to keep Dolson playing the bulk of the minutes this summer given her excellent performance.

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Meesseman's "passiveness" isn't passiveness


Recap: Meesseman & Belgium blow out Poland, 100-63

The Belgian Cats are getting closer to their first EuroBasket appearance since 2007.

UMMC isn't necessarily the best thing for Meesseman

Do you really think that UMMC's top superstars like Diana Taurasi or Brittney Griner will let Meesseman unleash her inner beast regularly? Didn't think so.

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Meesseman is put in position to succeed internationally

Whether for Spartak Vidnoje in Moscow for the Belgian National Team, she has proven that she can be a team's primary option. Hopefully, the Mystics can do the same.

Comparing Meesseman vs. other WNBA superstars

The data shows that Emma Meesseman is shooting at a better percentage than many other superstar players. But it's also puzzling why she wasn't shooting the ball more last season.

Does Meesseman have what it takes to be elite?

We know Meesseman is good and will be very good in the WNBA. But can she be great?