Candace Parker made her long-awaited return to the Sparks last week but L.A. has continued to struggle amid trying to find minutes and touches for all of its highly-touted bigs. Will things get easier for a team that has the talent to contend this year?
The Liberty ended their long losing streak last week and, after shaking off some early-season jitters and seeing its bevy of talent start to click, it looks like it's time to start taking New York seriously.
The Aces have two generational talents in A'ja Wilson and Liz Cambage, but if they can't get more consistency from the rest of their starting five, they might struggle to separate themselves from the rest of the WNBA's contenders.
Kia Nurse and Asia Durr will now be the faces of Jordan Brand in the WNBA after Maya Moore decided to sit out this season. Jordan expanding its influence in the W is another promising sign at a pivotal time for the league.