The latest Women's Basketball news from RotoWire's experts.
RotoWire AnalysisThis is the first news of Mavunga dealing with an injury, which may have occurred during the team's most recent game Saturday against Atlanta, when she tallied four points, six rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal. In looking to replace Mavunga's 10.3 minutes per game, Indiana may turn to the likes of Erica McCall and Hind Ben Abdelkader. Mavunga's next chance to take the floor arrives Friday against Seattle.
RotoWire AnalysisCanada's left last Tuesday's contest against the Sky with an ankle injury and missed Friday's matchup against the Sun. Clearly the ankle injury wasn't anything too serious as she will be back for Tuesday. Canada likely will return to her role, averaging 18.5 minutes per game this season.
RotoWire AnalysisLanghorne has missed eight straight games, but will suit up on Tuesday. In the three games she's played this season, she's averaging 13.3 minutes per game while scoring 3.3 points.
RotoWire AnalysisWiese will miss another game Tuesday, as she continues to deal with a knee injury. Her absence hasn't affected the Sparks rotation too much, as she's only averaged 4.2 minutes in the games that she played in. Her next opportunity to play will come on Friday against Dallas.
RotoWire AnalysisVandersloot struggled from the field Sunday, shooting just 33.3 percent overall including a zero-of-three mark from deep. In six games played so far this year, the 29-year-old veteran is averaging 10.5 points and 6.2 assists per outing.
RotoWire AnalysisParker missed what would have been her fifth straight game in double-figures and her third consecutive double-double by just one point Sunday. The 26-year-old has vastly improved during her fourth season in the league thus far and is averaging career-bests with 10.9 points, 8.0 rebounds and 0.6 assists per outing.
RotoWire AnalysisNdour's three blocks Sunday lead the Sky and she also finished with a tally in every other major statistical category. The 24-year-old is averaging 7.5 points and 4.3 rebounds with the Sky across six games played.
RotoWire AnalysisQuigley had a modest performance Sunday by only reaching the 11-point mark on 45.5 percent shooting overall. Since returning from her hip strain, the 32-year-old is averaging 11.8 points across four games which is significantly less than her average of19.3 points before her injury.
RotoWire AnalysisThe rookie struggled somewhat from the field, finishing with 12 points across 45.5 percent shooting but did however end up with a team-high two three-pointers made. So far through 10 games, DeShields is averaging an impressive 13.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists during her first stint in the league.
RotoWire AnalysisFaulkner's 19 points were a new season high as she broke her previous mark of 14 points last time on May 25. The former Southern Mississippi standout is currently averaging 9.0 points, 3.8 assists and 1.4 rebounds across 10 games played this season.
RotoWire AnalysisVadeeva was only a factor on the glass Sunday as she missed her only field-goal attempt while grabbing four total rebounds. It's likely that the rookie will play a limited role off the bench this season, similar to her first two outings.
RotoWire AnalysisPondexter was a non-factor both offensively and defensively during Sunday's victory. The 35-year-old is currently averaging 3.7 points and 1.2 rebounds per outing, both of which are considerably less than her previous 12 season's averages.
RotoWire AnalysisLavender had many opportunities to score Sunday but finished with only two points. The 30-year-old center did have an impact on the glass with six total rebounds though and is averaging 3.8 rebounds per game which is higher than the last two seasons.
RotoWire AnalysisThis was actually one of the better performances that Beard has had this season, as she contributed with at least two marks in four out of the five major statistical categories. The 36-year-old is averaging 4.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists across 10 games played this year.
RotoWire AnalysisAll of Williams' points Sunday came via the three-point shot and she lead her team with the two-of-five mark from deep. The Miami (FL) product is currently shooting a career-best 42.0 percent from the three-point line through the first 10 games this season even though her points-per-game average is half-a-point lower than last season.
RotoWire AnalysisSims was relatively held in-check offensively as she only managed to shoot 40.0 percent from the field across 15 attempts but did though end up in double-figures. Through the first 10 games to start the 2018 season, the 26-year-old is averaging career-highs in minutes-per-game, points and rebounds with 29.6, 13.0 and 2.7 respectively.
RotoWire AnalysisFinishing in double figures in both points and rebounds, this was Parker's first double-double in nearly two weeks. Her seven-for-seven mark from the free-throw line Sunday also added to her career-high 85.7 percent free-throw shooting percentage currently through seven games played.
RotoWire AnalysisThis was the Stanford product's third double-double of the 2018 season as she tallied 20 points on a 60-percent mark from the field while tying a game-high with 11 rebounds. Currently through the first 10 games this year, Ogwumike is averaging 17.0 points and 7.6 rebounds per outing which, however, are lower than last season's stat-line of 18.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
RotoWire AnalysisGray's 21 points led all in-game scorers as she shot 54.5 percent overall from the field while contributing with a perfect eight-of-eight from the free-throw line. So far through 10 games this season, the 26-year-old guard is shooting a career-best 84.8 percent from the charity stripe.
RotoWire AnalysisSykes has missed the last four games while dealing with a right foot injury, but has now been upgraded to questionable ahead of Tuesday's contest. Look for the 24-year-old guard to be reevaluated on game day and it wouldn't be surprising if Sykes ended up as a game-time decision. In seven contests this season, Sykes has averaged 7.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 block across 18.0 minutes.
|Seimone Augustus||Minnesota Lynx||Hamstring|
|Kahleah Copper||Chicago Sky||Illness|
|Stefanie Dolson||Chicago Sky||Foot|
|Tiffany Hayes||Atlanta Dream||Ankle|
|Shenise Johnson||Indiana Fever||Knee|
|Theresa Plaisance||Dallas Wings||Knee|
|Brittney Sykes||Atlanta Dream||Foot|
|Bria Holmes||Not Injury Related||12/1/2018|