Jewell Loyd calls for a G League, Sue Bird has an idea about what she could have done differently in her career, and DiJonai Carrington shares a hot take on Seattle. Enjoy your weekly Seattle Storm recap complete with standings, quotes, clips, and a comment presented without comment. To get this in your inbox, be sure to subscribe to this Seattle Storm email newsletter, sent on Saturdays.
Game results this week: 1 win
Games to watch next week: 2 games
Breanna Stewart said that the Storm’s new motto is “What a time!,” because the team has had to go through so much adversity to start this season, between the Mercedes Russell injury and five separate players having to enter the Covid Health and Safety protocols, reports Storm Chasers. “If we had a G League, it would help,” Jewell Loyd said. “If we had some practice players in our system, and you could pull from that. [Where] they’re actually here in market, they’re not traveling and then have to play a game. I mean, it’s ridiculous.”
Jantel Lavender encouraged WNBA rookies to train their brain. “As much as you practice in the gym, you need to make sure you give your mind time. It’s a grueling, rigorous job and what I mean by that is you can have an extreme high one day and an extreme low. And you have to be able to kind of balance that…I would tell young players just to get mentally strong. You have to meditate. You have to talk to somebody who’s been there – get a mentor.” she shared. Listen to the podcast here.
Sue Bird had an interesting idea for what she could have maybe done differently in her career. “I’m not saying I would have done this, but looking back on it, I get drafted to Seattle. I end up putting roots here. Someone like Diana [Taurasi] gets drafted in Phoenix. I’m like ‘Why didn’t we talk about teaming up?’. Like that conversation never. We weren’t enemies, obviously. But we did enjoy the battles, and I think it’s been great for the league: us two, best friends, yada yada the whole thing, playing against each other. But we never, we didn’t talk about teaming up until year 13/14 in the league. And it was just very – it was in Russia over some drinks like, ‘Oh what if we went to New York?’ Or something like that, you know? It was never a serious thing.” Watch the full interview:
Breanna Stewart protects the ball on her left hip pocket, elevates before facing the basket, and squares herself in the air for the shot. That’s unblockable.
Jewell Loyd uses the hang dribble to pause the defense, giving her enough space to get off the three.
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