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WASHINGTON, DC -  MAY 14: Elena Delle Donne
WASHINGTON, DC -  MAY 14: Elena Delle Donne /
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ATLANTA, GA – MAY 21: Stefanie Dolson
ATLANTA, GA – MAY 21: Stefanie Dolson /

The Sky’s offense

For her first head coaching job in the WNBA, Amber Stocks was tasked with turning a hurting Chicago Sky roster that lost a top-three player and has a mishmash of talent into somewhat of a winner. It’s been a less than promising start, but roadbumps are to be expected. One way to get her team going in the right direction would be fixing up its league-worst offense.

The Sky are scoring 87.6 points per 100 possessions, worse than the Plum-less, ‘Riah-less, Kayla-less San Antonio (hurt) Stars. The reasons? Stocking lineups to the brim with size, see Jessica Breland and Tamara Young starting at the wings. Not running the offense through the gifted Stefanie Dolson, who took a combined 12 shots in games one and two before having a career night in Atlanta, the Sky’s lone win of the year. We’re just seeing far, far too many possessions go like this:

Breland is not a pick-and-roll ball handler. Stocks can stagger these lineups and still get her pieces enough minutes out there.