The U.S. women were far from perfect Monday. But with veteran guards Sue Bird and Lindsay Whalen leading the way -- and Odyssey Sims and Skylar Diggins seemingly on deck -- Team USA is edging closer to being ready for the world championship.
How far can Seattle go if its All-Stars stay healthy? Do the Silver Stars have the league's most dynamic inside-outside combination? And is Temeka Johnson (not a certain center or rookie) the key to Los Angeles' success? Graham Hays examines the West.