As known from:
VA
Contains commercial content
US Gambling Sites / Get To Know Her: The WNBA Second-Half Primer

Get To Know Her: The WNBA Second-Half Primer

Publish Date: 29/07/2019
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis

As the first half of the WNBA season wraps up this week, this is a good time for hoop fans to jump into what's been happening. The All-Star game is this weekend and team captains Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics and A'ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces choose their respective teams in the same fashion as Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James did for February's NBA All-Star Game. So with a break from an intensely competitive regular season, some of you will be degenerate gamblers and betting on the Little League World Series, making cricket predictions and playing in seven different fantasy football leagues. For the rest of you, TSFJ presents another series highlighting a player. We introduce, "Get To Know Her." But first, let's catch up on what's been happening in the WNBA.

BetMGM Sportsbook
Sports Promo
4.5/5
Bet $5 Get $150 Instantly in Bonus Bets
Free Bet
|
T&Cs apply, 21+
Copy
Go to BetMGM Sportsbook
BetMGM Sportsbook Highlights
  • Excellent range of sports markets
  • Plenty of betting options
  • Impressive odds

Cream of the Crop

The best two teams at this juncture are the Las Vegas Aces (13-5) and the Connecticut Sun (12-6). However, the top eight teams--those who would be in the playoffs if they started today--are only separated by three games. There is no time to coast to the postseason.

Vegas was expected to be excellent with the addition of Liz Cambage. Trading for her right before the season started bolstered a roster that already had the aforementioned Wilson, as well as guards Jackie Young and Kelsey Plum. Cambage is a fulcrum for everything head coach Bill Laimbeer—who played a similar role when he was in the NBA—wants the Aces to do on offense and defense. She's super skilled and an imposing presence in and out of the paint. She may be enough to bring Vegas the championship, but other teams like the Sun and Mystics are not far behind.

Sports Promo
4.5/5
BetMGM Sportsbook
Sports Promo
4.5/5
Bet $5 Get $150 Instantly in Bonus Bets
Free Bet
|
T&Cs apply, 21+
Copy
Claim Promo

 

Elena Delle Donne has been the main reason the Mystics are one of the best teams in the WNBA. (NBC Sports)

Let's Talk MVP

Cambage and Delle Donne have certainly been among the league's best this year. Especially Delle Donne, who's flirting with a 50-40-90 season for the second-place Mystics. Other names who are in running for MVP: Phoenix's Britney Griner, Connecticut's Jonquel Jones (you will see a feature on her down the line) and Seattle's Natasha Howard are among those women who have stood out this year. With less than half of the games remaining, those four All-Star players along with others will determine playoff seeding.

No Legends, No Problem!

The Mercury have been without Diana Taurasi and the Storm have been without Sue Bird so far this season. Two of the best and most accomplished pro athletes of all time have been sidelined with an injury. Bird and Taurasi are delights to watch, evidenced by their duel in last year's playoffs. But the WNBA is strong without them. I've mentioned many of the MVP candidates. But even this year's rookies have come in making an impact. Dallas's Arike Ogunbowale, Minnesota's Naphesa Collier (an All-Star reserve this year) and New York's Asia Durr were three outstanding college players in their careers and have had a better transition to the pros. The point is, just like in the NBA, the younger players are more and more skilled coming in. The WNBA is in good hands and when living legends like Taurasi and Bird do eventually walk away for good, there will still be plenty of talent throughout the league.

Hopefully, this primer will help initiate you into the rest of the season. Enjoy the WNBA, folks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Read Also
The Forbidden Game: How Nazi-Aligned Vichy France Banned A Rival Sport
— By Zack Wilson It is one of the greatest sporting injustices ...
Get To Know Her: Erica Wheeler
The second half of the WNBA season has begun. It's been quite ...
Bet365 Promo
Can James Harden Finally Exorcise His Playoff Demons?
James Harden just submitted one of the most impressive offensive campaigns in ...
A 10-Year History Of No. 1 Ranked High School Basketball Players By Rivals
In a little over a month, a new crop of young athletes ...
Gary Bettman Is Gambling With The Future Of The NHL
The 2017-18 NHL season will begin with the addition of its first ...
Sportsbook of the month
FanDuel - Get your Bonus Bet now! Get your Bonus Bet now!
Our Team
Mark LewisJosh SchwartzThe TSFJ FamEddie Maisonet IIIDrew the DFS Guy
+2
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Editor
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Editor
The TSFJ Fam
The TSFJ Fam
TSFJ Contributor
Eddie Maisonet III
Eddie Maisonet III
Chief Editor TSFJ
Drew the DFS Guy
Drew the DFS Guy
DFS Expert
Dan Holmes
Dan Holmes
Sports Writer
Mike Goodpaster
Mike Goodpaster
Editor
Get the latest updates in Sports and Casino via our Newsletter

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

21+NCPG
Close
Players accepted in the US US Flag
Stake.us Exclusive Bonus
$55 Stake Cash + 260K Gold Coins + 5% Rakeback
Promo Code
Copy
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 18+
Payment Methods
Bitcoin
Litecoin
Ethereum
Dogecoin
Highlights
  • Exclusive Bonus Code: GBHSOCIAL
  • Redeem for Crypto
  • Earn Stake Cash for logging in!
Stake Originals
Dice
Crash
Plinko
Mines
×
Your Promo Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site