Chicago was plagued by injury and illness throughout the regular season. But all that adversity has the Sky ready for any obstacles as they prepare for their second playoff appearance in franchise history.
Another regular season is almost in the books. But before the 2014 WNBA playoffs open Thursday, espnW's Michelle Smith and Mechelle Voepel name their winners for the league's regular-season awards, including MVP and Rookie of the Year.
Right after the Sky were swept out of their first WNBA playoffs last fall, Elena Delle Donne knew she had to get stronger. An offseason in Chicago built around 4½-hour workouts has the Chicago star ready for her sophomore season.
At this point, doesn't everyone who pays attention to women's basketball just expect Maya Moore to win? Thursday marked Moore's second WNBA championship in her three years in the league -- in the same building she was first crowned a winner.