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Washington Mystics Team Analysis

Overall team analysis involving the Washington Mystics

Mystics fans are unhappy with the offseason moves so far

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.

Thibault would like Meesseman to return to the Mystics one day

The Mystics’ General Manager said this during an interview with Sporza before the FIBA Olympic Women’s Qualifying tournament.

The Mercury-Sky trade involving Copper affects EDD & the Mystics

The Washington Mystics cored Elena Delle Donne, but moving her to a contender at this point will be harder than most expected.

What would the future of Capital One Arena be like after the Mystics return?

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’ flaw is a lack of offensive efficiency, not talent

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.

The Mystics’ remaining schedule is about as tough as it gets

Three of their seven remaining games are against the Las Vegas Aces and New York Liberty, the WNBA’s top two teams!

Mystics fans don’t think it’s time to rebuild, at least not yet.

They should still consider rebuilding anyway.

A WNBA practice facility arms race is starting

Thankfully, the Mystics are ahead of most teams. But the gap is narrowing.

The Mystics remain elite on defense, poor on offense

The defense remains the best in the league.

Mystics still struggling on offense, despite some improvements

That said, Ariel Atkins and Natasha Cloud have become more consistent in the last week.

The Mystics’ guard production is holding them back

Washington needs to boost their offense soon if they want to remain among the league’s best this season.

The WNBA should expand its rosters before its geographic footprint

I don’t see the point in expanding the league until each team has a sufficient number of players.

Washington Mystics Roster Predictions Ahead Of 2023 WNBA Training Camp

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?

Mystics give their rationale for the Soares trade

Let’s be honest. Stephanie Soares wasn’t going to work out with Shakira Austin anyway.

What does Parker’s signing with the Aces mean for the Mystics?

It will make things more difficult for Washington. But keep the faith!

2022 was about the Mystics’ transition to a post-Mike Thibault Era

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.

Mystics look to upgrade offense in 2023, still not over playoff loss

The team held their end of season media yesterday.

The Mystics had an unlucky end to their season

There will be some things the Mystics need

Mystics clinch No. 5 seed, will get a lottery pick in 2023 too

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!

Defense and Delle Donne have Mystics well-positioned for the postseason

Mystics regain Top-4 seed with an easier rest-of-season schedule

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.

Time’s running out for the Mystics’ home court advantage hopes

Getting a Top-4 seed will also be difficult, but manageable because the Storm have a tougher rest-of-season schedule.

The Mystics get identical record with the Storm ahead of key weekend matches

Welcome to the most crucial stretch of the 2022 season Mystics fans.

The Mystics are still in striking distance of a Top-3 playoff seed

But their toughest stretch of the season comes up this next week.

The Mystics should make a run to be a Top 3 seed in the playoffs

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.

It’s fine that the Mystics don’t have a 20 ppg scorer this season

Greater depth should help Washington improve offensively this season.

Previewing the 2022 Mystics season

Delle Donne and a new-and-improved roster could propel the team back to title contention. But injury concerns remain

Is Tina Charles leaving Washington a loss or not?

The best results sometimes come with making hard decisions...

Mystics look to reset for 2022 with a pain-free EDD

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.

The Mystics need more post depth and to move on from Meesseman

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.

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It's time for the Mystics to rebuild

Ariel Atkins and Myisha Hines-Allen are a good foundation to start with. but there otherwise isn't much to write home about with the Mystics.

Mailbag Part 3: Do the Mystics need to rebuild?

Here is the third and final part of our October mailbag.