How New York Liberty stack up against rest of WNBA this year


How the WNBA’s 12 teams stack up going into the league’s first 40-game campaign (title odds via BetMGM):

The favorites

Las Vegas Aces (+115)

Tom Brady’s team’s reputation as the league’s heavies furthered by offseason Becky Hammon controversy

New York Liberty (+125)

See you in the Canyon of Heroes in October? This roster has a title-winning ceiling.

The threats

Washington Mystics (14-1)

Don’t sleep on this battle-tested group, led by a revitalized Elena Delle Donne.

Phoenix Mercury (20-1)

The spotlight is on Brittney Griner. What can she do after nearly a year in Russian detention

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner goes up for a rebound in an exhibition game against the Sparks on May 12.
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Connecticut Sun (35-1)

A reset year after the departure of longtime coach Curt Miller. Alyssa Thomas keeps them in playoff picture.

Chicago Sky (40-1)

Kahleah Copper is the star power that remains from a 2021 title run.

Minnesota Lynx (40-1)

Napheesa Collier becomes the face of the franchise after Sylvia Fowles’ retirement.

Atlanta Dream (45-1)

A team on the rise under new ownership. Still a player or two shy of a contender.

Dallas Wings (45-1)

Been a year away from being a year away for a little while.

The rebuilds

Seattle Storm (50-1)

Looking for a new identity after Breanna Stewart’s departure and the end of the Sue Bird era

Los Angeles Sparks (60-1)

Picking up the pieces after the disastrous Derek Fisher tenure.

Indiana Fever (100-1)

No. 1 pick Aliyah Boston has the goods, but it’s going to be another long season.

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