Washington Mystics Team Analysis
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Also, while most fans want the team to pursue Emma Meesseman in free agency, it takes two to tango. And most fans think EDD will be back in the W.
The Mystics’ General Manager said this during an interview with Sporza before the FIBA Olympic Women’s Qualifying tournament.
The Washington Mystics cored Elena Delle Donne, but moving her to a contender at this point will be harder than most expected.
We spoke to Mark Conrad, Director of the Sports Business Concentration and Professor of Law and Ethics at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business to discuss this and more.
The Mystics have a lot of talent, with a core that just won a championship 4 years ago, but yet they seem to be a step down from the contenders this season. Here is the reason why.
Three of their seven remaining games are against the Las Vegas Aces and New York Liberty, the WNBA’s top two teams!
They should still consider rebuilding anyway.
The defense remains the best in the league.
That said, Ariel Atkins and Natasha Cloud have become more consistent in the last week.
Washington needs to boost their offense soon if they want to remain among the league’s best this season.
I don’t see the point in expanding the league until each team has a sufficient number of players.
The Washington Mystics will be relying on continuity and internal growth as they compete for a championship in the 2023 season. Who should be expected to make the team and what can we expect from them?
It will make things more difficult for Washington. But keep the faith!
The Washington Mystics spent 2022 making a triumphant return as one of the WNBA’s teams. They also began making strides toward what a post-Mike Thibault future would be like.
The team held their end of season media yesterday.
The second round matchup looks favorable for Washington because the Las Vegas Aces have won the tiebreaker against the Chicago Sky and are tied for first!
Yesterday’s win over the Aces and the Chicago Sky’s loss to the Wings could help set the Mystics up for a more ideal seed in the playoffs.
Getting a Top-4 seed will also be difficult, but manageable because the Storm have a tougher rest-of-season schedule.
Welcome to the most crucial stretch of the 2022 season Mystics fans.
But their toughest stretch of the season comes up this next week.
Washington is fifth in the WNBA standings and could use a boost to improve their playoff position. They are in striking distance of the No. 3 seed which would be a much better position than No. 5.
Greater depth should help Washington improve offensively this season.
If most things work out according to plan, the Mystics could be a dark horse championship contender, especially with a healthy Delle Donne. But after two consecutive mediocre seasons, it is understandable that many fans are wary.
Whether it’s through the draft or free agency, the Mystics need to address their power forward and center situation, fast. But they also must move on from one of their long-time faces.