It's like little Ralphie from "A Christmas Story." Everyone sets out for an A grade. But with just three teams boasting winning records at the All-Star break, most teams scored far below their expectations.
Monday, Miami's Shenise Johnson might go among the top five picks in the WNBA draft. But it wasn't that long ago that there was actually some question the 5-foot-11 guard would even make it through high school.
The Mercury's record doesn't look good and the team has its legitimate concerns. But a month from now, Phoenix might think back on the start of the season and be glad for what it got out of this opening struggle.