Plenty of change -- a franchise lost and a franchise moved, for instance -- has taken place since last season. But an old favorite, defending champ Phoenix, helps tip off the league's 14th season Saturday.
Few play bigger in the postseason than Deanna Nolan. Will the Detroit star lead the Shock back to the WNBA Finals, or can Indiana hold her in check enough for its first appearance in the championship series?
Like most businesses in these difficult economic times, the WNBA has been forced to cut costs and make changes. But, especially because extravagance has never been part of the WNBA, the league continues to grow despite the financial climate.