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Stephanie Mavunga    Indiana Fever    Out    Ankle
Mavunga is out for Tuesday's tilt against the Sparks due to a left ankle injury.

RotoWire Analysis

This 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.
Jordin Canada    Seattle Storm
Canada (ankle) will be active for Tuesday's game against the Aces, ESPN.com reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Canada'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.
Crystal Langhorne    Seattle Storm
Langhorne (ribs) will be active for Tuesday's game against the Aces, ESPN.com reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Langhorne 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.
Sydney Wiese    Los Angeles Sparks    Out    Knee
Wiese (knee) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Fever, Andrew Joe Potter of the Score reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Wiese 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.
Courtney Vandersloot    Chicago Sky
Vandersloot ended with four points (2-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt), seven assists and four rebounds in Sunday's 81-72 loss to the Sparks.

RotoWire Analysis

Vandersloot 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.
Cheyenne Parker    Chicago Sky
Parker registered nine points (4-8 FG, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds and one assist during the Sky's 81-72 loss to the Sparks on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

Parker 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.
Astou Ndour    Chicago Sky
Ndour dropped 10 points (4-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt), seven rebounds, three blocks, one assist and one steal in Sunday's 81-72 loss against Los Angeles.

RotoWire Analysis

Ndour'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.
Allie Quigley    Chicago Sky
Quigley mustered 11 points (5-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in Sunday's 81-72 loss to the Sparks.

RotoWire Analysis

Quigley 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.
Diamond DeShields    Chicago Sky
DeShields had 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt), seven rebounds and one assist during the 81-72 loss to Los Angeles on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

The 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.
Jamierra Faulkner    Chicago Sky
Faulkner tallied 19 points (7-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), two assists and one steal in Sunday's 81-72 loss to the Sparks.

RotoWire Analysis

Faulkner'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.
Maria Vadeeva    Los Angeles Sparks
Vadeeva did not score (0-1 FG) but contributed with four rebounds in Sunday's 81-72 victory at Chicago.

RotoWire Analysis

Vadeeva 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.
Cappie Pondexter    Los Angeles Sparks
Pondexter was held scoreless (0-4 FG) and added one assist during the 81-72 win over the Sky on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

Pondexter 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.
Jantel Lavender    Los Angeles Sparks
Lavender recorded two points (1-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one steal during Sunday's 81-72 win at Chicago.

RotoWire Analysis

Lavender 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.
Alana Beard    Los Angeles Sparks
Beard totaled four points (2-6 FG), five rebounds, two assists and two steals during the Sparks' 81-72 victory at Chicago on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

This 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.
Riquna Williams    Los Angeles Sparks
Williams finished with six points (2-5 FG, 2-5 3Pt), two steals and one assist during Sunday's 81-72 win over the Sky.

RotoWire Analysis

All 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.
Odyssey Sims    Los Angeles Sparks
Sims produced 12 points (6-15 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT) and two assists in the Sparks' 81-72 win over the Sky on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

Sims 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.
Candace Parker    Los Angeles Sparks
Parker managed 16 points (4-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 7-7 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals during Sunday's 81-72 victory at Chicago.

RotoWire Analysis

Finishing 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.
Nneka Ogwumike    Los Angeles Sparks
Ogwumike had 20 points (9-15 FG, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block during the 81-72 win over the Sky on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

This 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.
Chelsea Gray    Los Angeles Sparks
Gray added 21 points (6-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 8-8 FT), six assists, four rebounds and three blocks in Sunday's 81-72 win at Chicago.

RotoWire Analysis

Gray'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.
Brittney Sykes    Atlanta Dream    Game Time Decision    Foot
Sykes (foot) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's matchup with the Liberty, High Post Hoops reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Sykes 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.
Injured Players Likely To Return Today
Player Team Injury
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

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Players Likely To Return Soon
Player Injury Est. Return
Tayler Hill Knee 6/20/2018
Isabelle Harrison Suspension 6/20/2018
Sydney Wiese Knee 6/22/2018
Alyssa Thomas Shoulder 6/22/2018
Chiney Ogwumike Knee 6/22/2018
Stephanie Mavunga Ankle 6/22/2018
Moriah Jefferson Knee 7/1/2018
Karima Christmas-Kelly Knee 9/1/2018
Ramu Tokashiki Personal 11/1/2018
Bria Holmes Not Injury Related 12/1/2018
Players Out or on IR
Player Team Est. Return