Washington Mystics Team Analysis
Overall team analysis involving the Washington Mystics
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.
The Chicago Sky kept Stefanie Dolson and Kahleah Copper after trading Delle Donne for them in 2017. Both of whom ultimately became major contributors of their 2021 WNBA Championship team. Copper also won the 2021 WNBA Finals MVP award.
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.