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WNBA Free Agency: Emma Meesseman re-signs with the Mystics

The 2019 WNBA Finals MVP officially re-signed with the 2019 WNBA champions too!

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Emma Meesseman is back with the Mystics.
Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

Happy President’s Day everyone! I hope you enjoyed NBA All-Star Weekend, so let’s kick off this holiday with great news!

Emma Meesseman, the 2019 WNBA Finals Most Valuable Player re-signed with the Washington Mystics on Monday. Today!

Like Delle Donne’s re-signing, this one is a formality.

What is interesting is that Meesseman is only missing about five or so games this season. Since she was the Mystics’ second-leading scorer (13.1 points) last season and will also be there while Delle Donne is still recovering from a back injury, there’s a good chance Washington is going to focus more of their 2020 campaign around her.

As Washington’s best player who isn’t past 30 years old, that’s not a hot take. It’s the prudent thing to do.

Meesseman’s return will be a big boost for the Mystics, who look to repeat as WNBA champions this year, especially in a free agency period where many stars have changed teams, including DeWanna Bonner, who is now with the Connecticut Sun and Skylar Diggins-Smith, who is now with the Phoenix Mercury among others.

We’ll write more about what the other teams have done in the coming weeks. But to be honest, I don’t think any move has seriously thrown Washington off from championship contender to a “dark horse.”

In other words, I have full confidence that the Mystics can still win the 2020 WNBA championship with Meesseman and Delle Donne as their star frontcourt.