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  • Writer's pictureFagothethird Franklin

What is happening with the Storm

Seattle- The 2020 WNBA champions look incomplete and have not figured the recipe of consistently stringing wins together.

This year has been an uphill battle for Seattle with a new head coach, different players trying to figure out the system, and key players out of the line-up due to injuries. For the first half of the season, the Storm looked in-sync and had everything going on. They looked very dangerous and was one of three teams that was the favorite to win another title this year.

However, after winning the Commissioners' Cup, things started going down-hill for Seattle. They were not hitting their three point shots, had trouble stopping defender, and looked flat with scoring when their second unit comes on the floor. Last week, it was announced that Breanna Stewart was going to be out for the remainder of the season, due to leg injury and would be evaluated to see if she could play in the post season. Stewart is what makes the young Storm team click and not having her in the line-up was going to be a problem.

In a 81-53 blowout loss to the Los Angeles Sparks, only one player scored in double figures. Sue Bird was a non-factor and had only three points for the night. Even though it was just a rough few weeks for the Storm, a lot of players are optimistic that this team can go deep in the postseason if they do not turn the ball over.

The Storm closes out its regular season against the Phoenix Mercury on Friday and look to bounce back and gain some confidence going into post season play.


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