After a whirlwind seven months, Elena Delle Donne has plenty to reflect upon. But the WNBA's rookie of the year also can't wait to get started working on getting even better.
Tamika Catchings and the more experienced Indiana Fever whipped playoff newcomer Chicago in pretty much every facet of play Sunday to eliminate the East's top seed.
Indiana is the only team in the playoffs with a losing record. But Friday in Chicago, the Fever looked a lot more like the team that won it all a year ago, putting the Sky on the brink of elimination.
Swin Cash might not put up flashy stats. But the three-time WNBA champ is a veteran who has helped lead Chicago to its first playoff appearance.
Elena Delle Donne was named the WNBA rookie of the year before the franchise's first-ever playoff game on Friday, while Sylvia Fowles and Swin Cash, and Indiana's Tamika Catchings, also were honored.
Shavonte Zellous' offensive improvement has been needed: The Fever have been without injured Katie Douglas for all but four games this season and announced Saturday she'll miss the playoffs as well.
Chicago is the East's No. 1 seed, but the Sky face a team that beat them three times in the regular season and has much more playoff experience.
Minnesota, which has home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, is once again the favorite when the WNBA postseason opens Thursday.
Seeking to three-peat in the West and featuring four All-Stars, the first-place Lynx top our midseason grades for all the WNBA teams. The Sun and Mercury? Not so hot.
What's the most loaded position in the WNBA this season? Angel McCoughtry leads the way as espnW.com names the top five small forwards.
The top four picks in the WNBA draft, including Brittney Griner, Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins, will be on display in Monday's ESPN2 doubleheader.
As espnW.com previews the 2013 WNBA season, Mechelle Voepel takes a look at the Chicago Sky.
With an infusion of talent, several teams are expected to step it up and some key coaching moves, the 2013 WNBA season promises to be a page-turner.
While many teams fared well in Monday's WNBA draft, no one did better than Bill Laimbeer and the New York Liberty.
As expected, Brittney Griner, Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins were the first three draft picks Monday. Now it's time for the trio to play well and help the WNBA continue to grow.
Phoenix walked away with the No. 1 pick in Wednesday's WNBA draft lottery. And while it made the Mercury's day, it was the worst-case scenario for Washington, which had the best odds of winning the top pick in the lottery.