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WNBA Season Preview: Top Storylines and Predictions for 2024

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The highly-anticipated WNBA 2024 season is upon us, brimming with excitement and intriguing storylines. With star rookies like Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese, Cameron Brink, and Rickea Jackson entering the league, the stage is set for a thrilling season.

Defending champions, the Las Vegas Aces, are aiming to secure a historic three-peat and solidify their dominance in the league. Additionally, the expansion of the WNBA with the addition of a team in Toronto in 2026 and the Bay Area in 2025 underscores the growth and future prospects of the league.

One of the major narratives this season revolves around the Chicago Sky, who have bolstered their roster with key players like Diamond DeShields, Isabelle Harrison, and Chennedy Carter. The return of these players from injury and free agency is expected to elevate the Sky’s performance under the guidance of head coach Teresa Weatherspoon.

When it comes to the Rookie of the Year race, all eyes will be on Rickea Jackson, who joins the Los Angeles Sparks with high expectations. Alongside Jackson, newcomers like Cameron Brink and rookies from the Chicago Sky are poised to challenge Caitlin Clark for the prestigious award.

As the season unfolds, fans can look forward to witnessing the emergence of new MVP contenders. Rhyne Howard of the Atlanta Dream is primed for a breakthrough season, aiming to solidify her status as one of the league’s elite players.

One of the most impactful offseason signings, Skylar Diggins-Smith’s move to the Seattle Storm is generating significant buzz. With Diggins-Smith’s return to action after a season off, Seattle Storm fans are eager to see her partnership with Jewel Loyd on the court.

Other notable signings include Phoenix Mercury‘s acquisition of Kahleah Copper and Natasha Cloud, bringing a fresh dynamic to the team. With these new additions, the Mercury are poised for a strong comeback following a challenging previous season.

Brittney Sykes of the Washington Mystics is another player to watch this season, especially after showcasing remarkable offensive performance in the previous year. Sykes’ defensive prowess and offensive skills make her a pivotal player for the Mystics’ success.

Rachel Adams

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