For those who think the league is a drag on the NBA, nothing could be further from the truth.
Two MVPs are hobbled in the same week, Lauren Jackson with a tear in her hip, Candance Parker with a potentially serious injury to her right knee.
Getting on a WNBA roster is rough and finding playing time can be even rougher. Alexis Gray-Lawson counts herself as a survivor.
While the WNBA rookie expressed displeasure with her preseason debut, there's no doubt she will get better. Just don't expect her to dominate.
It's time to get to work in the WNBA, with players starting the fight for roster spots. It's also time for coaches to begin forming their rotations and strategies for the season. Here's what you need to watch for in camp.
Candace Parker, Seimone Augustus and Candice Wiggins missed last year's World Championship because of injuries. All are back and rarin' to go.