Washington Mystics Team Analysis
Overall team analysis involving the Washington Mystics
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.
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 currently don’t own any of their picks in April’s draft.
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.