A macro look at the 7-8 Chicago Sky.
Host Nick Niendorf broke down the Chicago Sky season, now 15 games old, on the most recent episode of Skycast by High Post Hoops.
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“So we talked the last episode about the Sky’s lost to the Washington Mystics and what that kind of meant for their season and and what it could mean for their season,” Niendorf said. “And for me it kind of felt like a reality check for the Sky who had played so well on that four -ame winning streak had obviously lost the game to Indiana but then bounced back with a great win against Connecticut. But I put so much emphasis on that loss to Washington obviously aside from the implications of Elena Delle Donne and her continued streak against the Sky. I put a lot of emphasis on that game because I think it’s easy to fall in this sort of complacency as spectators of the sport, especially in the WNBA that when a team is performing well, we assume that’s going to continue.”
In many ways, however, the Sky continue to search for that consistency, as Niendorf points out.
“With the WNBA, the season is so short and the teams are just so talented that if you get yourself into a small rut, it’s really hard to crawl out of. And that’s what I was worried with that loss against Washington because of the way the Sky performed in that loss. And I was worried that, you know, going on that three-game road trip on the west coast, that could be a rough road for the Sky. And it turns out it was. The Sky obviously dropped four in a row, including that loss to Washington.”
So what’s ailing Chicago? And how should the Sky go about fixing it? Take a listen to Niendorf and Skycast right now.
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