Washington Mystics Team Analysis
Overall team analysis involving the Washington Mystics
Washington is tied with the New York Liberty for the No. 8 seed in the WNBA’s Eastern Conference.
The Washington Mystics are 8-10 and eighth in the WNBA. They need some key improvements and possibly a reinforcement to make a deeper run this season. Here are what Tina Charles and Ariel Atkins need to help make that push a successful one.
Washington is not playing as well as we would like. Hopefully the guards can improve their shooting through the Olympic Break and that Elena Delle Donne returns so the team can be in position to make a bigger push in August.
The Washington Mystics will remain in good position to contend — and they will have more salary to work with. It’s still going to be tough
The contract is reportedly worth $345,000 with the first year’s salary at $170,000 and guaranteed
In our third part of our mailbag, we answer your questions on the Washington Mystics.
The Mystics will be competitive this year among a group of top-tier teams that have also shuffled some of their stars.
In addition, the Mystics hope to sign their remaining key free agents this week.
General Manager and Head Coach Mike Thibault gave a blunt analysis on how the Mystics signed Clark and decided not to retain Aerial Powers.
The Mystics finished the regular season 9-13, but were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Phoenix Mercury.
If the Seattle Storm defeat the Las Vegas Aces for their fourth WNBA championship and their second in the last two years, I think we can safely call this team dynastic.
The Mystics’ trade for Tina Charles involved giving the Dallas Wings their 2021 first round draft pick. The playoff run helped avoid a scenario where Washington could be giving away the top pick for next year.
It’s unlikely that the team can keep both Emma Meesseman and Tina Charles in 2021. With Hines-Allen having a strong 2020, that could help alleviate things since she’s still early in her career and on a rookie scale contract.
Emma Meesseman, Ariel Atkins and Mike Thibault are pleased to see the impact new additions like Stella Johnson, Sug Sutton and Jacki Gemelos are bringing to the team.
The Washington Mystics have gone on a long losing streak. Usually, that means a high draft pick next year. But due to the Tina Charles trade, that means that the Dallas Wings instead of the Mystics will stand to benefit. Therefore, Washington must keep fighting on.
Washington’s NBA and WNBA teams are experiencing poor records in their Florida bubbles. For the Wizards, they largely came with a skeleton roster, but also didn’t exceed expectations. For the Mystics, the starters are slumping and the reserves are sorely lacking.
Last month, I was part of a selection committee to help pick out a bracket of who the best head coaches could be.
The 2019 WNBA Most Valuable Player has a tough choice to make on whether to play this season. We go over them below.
Like the Washington Wizards, the Washington Mystics have generally been a mediocre-at-best team. But now that they’ve been contenders for awhile and are the defending champions, things are changing!
The Washington Mystics had brief periods of relevance before their recent run of dominance. The 2010 team went 22-12 and won the first seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.