The single elimination matchups are finally done. The Washington Mystics and the Phoenix Mercury both knocked off their first round opponents as well as the both teams that received the first round bye. Playoff experience and overall star power have gotten both teams this far. The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks, however, create an
That time of year has rolled around yet again. The WNBA is set to tip off another playoff bracket, and this year we have some new faces competing against wily veterans for the ultimate prize in the league. Atlanta, Chicago, and Indiana were all unable to get back to the postseason this year. In their
At this point in the game, pretty much everyone knows the biggest move of the offseason in the WNBA. Elena Delle Donne has moved on from Chicago, and went over to the Washington Mystics in a blockbuster trade. What about the smaller signings and trades though? Those key moves that bring back an important player
Eight teams make the playoffs. Seven teams have clinched a spot so far. The last spot left to be claimed is the eighth seed, and will be the toughest uphill battle of them all the reach the Finals. If the playoffs started today, the seeding would look something like the graphic below. The Phoenix Mercury
The 2016 Rio Olympics are in full swing, offseason NBA news is slowly coming in, and the talk of super teams is alive and well. For the return of Fisch’s Friday Rant, I just had to put on my ranting face and get some things off of my chest about all of these current topics.
Although there’s a break in the action, today is Wednesday, so that means we need to talk some WNBA basketball. Instead of talking about league play, we get to talk about the Olympics and how Team USA is on their way to roll through and dominate the competition. Preliminary Group Play Two games into group
With another addition to the debate about lower rims in the WNBA, let’s run down the list of who’s in this debate. It all started with Elena Delle Donne and somewhat Geno Auriemma, then Diana Taurasi responded with an interesting comment, and now Candace Parker takes a turn to respond. People WANA know how I
Just a couple weeks ago, Elena Delle Donne was proposing that the women of the WNBA play with lowered rims so that the league could gain some more viewership and exposure. Geno Auriemma, coach of the UConn women’s team, made the same kind of proposal before. Both were met with mixed reviews, but some were
Diana Taurasi will sit out 2015 WNBA season Diana Taurasi, one of the WNBA’s greatest all-time players and fresh off of her third WNBA title, will sit out the 2015 season, reports ESPN. Taurasi agreed to a deal with UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russia, who will pay her WNBA salary and then some through the winter.