Whether they're returning from injury or adjusting to being on a new team, Mechelle Voepel tabs five WNBA players whose teams really need them to step forward in 2014.
Two of its biggest stars, Candace Parker and Lauren Jackson, are out. As long as players have to also play in Europe, wear and tear is going to be a factor.
She's one of the best women's hoops players on the planet, but Candace Parker's WNBA career -- sidetracked in the past two seasons by pregnancy and injury -- has left something to be desired. Namely, a championship.