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Liz Cambage    Dallas Wings
Cambage tallied a WNBA-record 53 points (17-22 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 15-16 FT) and added 10 rebounds, five blocks, two assists and one steal across 37 minutes Tuesday in the Wings' 104-87 win over the Liberty.

RotoWire Analysis

The 6-foot-8 center, who previously scored a career-high 37 points earlier in July, bested single-game WNBA high of 51 points established by the Tulsa Shock's Riquna Williams in 2013. After spending the past three seasons overseas, Cambage has emerged as one of the league's top talents since rejoining the Wings, leading the team to a 13-9 record while averaging 21.4 points and 9.2 boards per game.
Astou Ndour    Chicago Sky    Game Time Decision    Ankle
Ndour (ankle) is listed as probable for Wednesday's contest against the Storm.

RotoWire Analysis

Ndour has been held out since July 10 against the Aces, but she'll be a game-time decision for Chicago's upcoming matchup. She's averaged 6.1 points and 3.5 rebounds through 14 games in her first season of WNBA action. If Ndour is unable to go, her next chance to return will be Friday against Dallas.
Moriah Jefferson    Las Vegas Aces
Jefferson finished with six points (2-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists and two rebounds in the Aces' 99-78 home loss to the Sparks on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

Jefferson scored six points for the third straight game Sunday while also totaling at least a two tally in rebounds and assists. Across six contests played so far this year, the 24-year-old is averaging 5.3 points and 3.2 assists per outing.
Kelsey Plum    Las Vegas Aces
Plum tallied five points (2-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal in Sunday's 99-78 loss against Los Angeles.

RotoWire Analysis

Plum had a rough shooting outing during the loss Sunday by going just two-of-eight from the floor while missing all three of her three-point attempts. The second-year guard is currently averaging a superb stat-line this season with 7.6 points, 3.6 assists and 2.2 rebounds per outing though.
Kelsey Bone    Las Vegas Aces
Bone produced four points (2-4 FG), five rebounds and two assists during the Aces' 99-78 blowout loss versus the Sparks on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

Making her eighth start of the season, Bone played only 13 minutes and wasn't much of a contributor offensively or defensively in the loss Sunday. Her five rebounds were fourth-best on the team though. The 27-year-old Texas A&M product is so far averaging 2.9 points and 2.5 rebounds across 23 games played in 2018.
Carolyn Swords    Las Vegas Aces
Swords amassed four points (2-2 FG), four rebounds and one assist in Sunday's 99-78 home loss against the Sparks.

RotoWire Analysis

Sunday's outing wasn't anywhere as good as her last game when she produced an unexpected double-double, but Swords still finished with a decent outing Sunday nonetheless. Throughout 17 outings in 2018, the 29-year-old Boston College product is adding 2.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest.
Jaime Nared    Las Vegas Aces
Nared contributed with two points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and one steal in Sunday's 99-78 loss to Los Angeles.

RotoWire Analysis

Overall, this was one of Nared's better performances of the 2018 season as she managed at least a tally in points, rebounds, assists and steals. Over 22 contests played in 2018, the rookie has scored in double figures just once and is averaging 2.6 points and 1.2 rebounds per outing.
Ji-Su Park    Las Vegas Aces
Park did not attempt a field goal during Sunday's 99-78 loss against the Sparks.

RotoWire Analysis

In just under five minutes of action off the bench, Park was literally a non-factor on both ends of the floor. The 23-year-old center is so far averaging 3.2 points and 3.6 rebounds across 23 games played in 2018.
Nia Coffey    Las Vegas Aces
Coffey provided five points (2-2 FG, 1-3 FT) and four rebounds during the 99-78 home loss against Los Angeles on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

Off the bench in nine minutes of action, Coffey managed a perfect two-of-two from the field while hauling in four defensive rebounds. So far over 19 games played in 2018, the second-year forward is contributing 6.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists per outing.
Dearica Hamby    Las Vegas Aces
Hamby added 10 points (4-6 FG 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and one steal during Sunday's 99-78 loss versus the Sparks.

RotoWire Analysis

For the first time in July, Hamby scored in double figures while shooting a decent 66.7 percent overall from the floor Sunday. The 25-year-old Wake Forest product is so far averaging 7.4 points and 3.3 rebounds per outing which are both her lowest since her rookie year however.
A'ja Wilson    Las Vegas Aces
Wilson managed 15 points (6-20 FG, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks during the Aces' 99-78 loss to Los Angeles on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

For the third straight game, the rookie struggled from the floor, this time shooting only 30.0 percent over 20 field-goal attempts but was somehow able to reach the 15-point plateau. During the three-game span, Wilson is shooting just 29.2 percent overall while seeing her scoring greatly decline. However, the 22-year-old is still averaging 19.9 points per contest during her rookie campaign which leads all first-year players currently.
Kayla McBride    Las Vegas Aces
McBride had 18 points (7-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal in Sunday's 99-78 loss against the Sparks.

RotoWire Analysis

McBride led the Aces in scoring yet again Sunday by reaching the 18-point mark although shooting just 38.9 percent across 18 field-goal attempts. Her two made three-pointers were also the only three-point shots that the Aces hit all game long. Through 21 games played so far, the 26-year-old is averaging 19.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per outing this year.
Essence Carson    Los Angeles Sparks
Carson eclipsed 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-4 3Pt), three steals and two rebounds in the 99-78 rout of the Aces on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

Sunday's 11-point outing was only the fifth time all season that Carson has scored in double figures and she accomplished the feat by knocking down a decent three-of-four from the three-point line. Her three steals during the win were also a team-high. In 23 games played in 2018, the Rutgers product is adding 7.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.9 steals per contest.
Nneka Ogwumike    Los Angeles Sparks
Ogwumike totaled 15 points (5-14 FG, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds, two blocks, two steals and one assist during Sunday's 99-78 win over the Aces.

RotoWire Analysis

Ogwumike had a rough shooting outing in the win Sunday by draining only five shots across 14 field-goal attempts but did have a superb outing at the free-throw line. In 20 games played so far this year, the 28-year-old forward is averaging 16.1 points per contest which is her lowest average since her 2014 campaign.
Chelsea Gray    Los Angeles Sparks
Gray mustered 22 points (9-9 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six assists, two rebounds and one steal during the Sparks' 99-78 road win over the Aces on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

Arguably, this was Gray's finest performance of the 2018 season so far, as she went a perfect nine-of-nine from the field Sunday including a two-of-two mark at the three-point stripe. Over 23 contests played now, the former Duke standout is averaging 14.8 points, 5.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds per outing.
Candace Parker    Los Angeles Sparks
Parker provided 34 points (12-21 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 11 rebounds, nine assists and two blocks in the 99-78 win at Las Vegas on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

Parker had a monster performance in the win Sunday, as she erupted for a season-high 34 points and finished just one rebound shy of what would have been her first triple-double of the season. Since scoring just six points on July 7, Parker has managed at least 21 points in three straight games while averaging 25.3 points per outing during the stretch.
Marissa Coleman    New York Liberty
Coleman (ankle) is not listed on the injury report ahead of Tuesday's game against the Wings, Geoff Magliocchetti of Elite Sports New York reports.

RotoWire Analysis

While not on the injury report, it should be noted that Coleman is not listed as a member of the Liberty's starting lineup Tuesday. So, if the wing is fit to return to the court after a seven-game absence, she will be doing so off the bench and potentially in limited fashion.
Damiris Dantas    Atlanta Dream    Out    Ankle
Dantas will not play in Tuesday's game against the Sun as she deals with a right ankle injury, Andrew Joe Potter of the Score reports.

RotoWire Analysis

The severity of Dantas' injury is unknown at time, so it's hard to tell how long she will be out. The Dream have four games left before the all-star break, so the Dream may be cautious in brging her back. Through 19 games this season, Dantas is averaging 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds over 13.4 minutes.
Cappie Pondexter    Indiana Fever
Pondexter poured in 17 points (8-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt) and added four assists and three rebounds in the 101-82 loss versus Phoenix on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

Pondexter's 17 points Sunday were the most she has scored with her new team this season, as she shot 53.3 percent from the floor while knocking down one three-pointer across four tries. Splitting time with the Sparks and the Fever, the 34-year-old veteran is averaging a career-low 9.6 points over 18 total games this year however.
Candice Dupree    Indiana Fever
Dupree amassed 23 points (9-20 FG, 5-5 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one steal during the 101-82 home loss against the Mercury on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

Dupree's season-high 23 points came at the expense of 20 field-goal attempts, as she shot 45.0 percent from the floor and a five-of-five outing at the free-throw line to accomplish the mark. Currently across 20 games played in 2018, the 13-year veteran is averaging a superb stat-line with 13.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per performance.
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Players Likely To Return Soon
Player Injury Est. Return
Rebekkah Brunson Thigh 7/18/2018
Damiris Dantas Ankle 7/19/2018
Karima Christmas-Kelly Knee 9/1/2018
Ramu Tokashiki Personal 11/1/2018
Bria Holmes Not Injury Related 12/1/2018
Emma Meesseman Personal 1/1/2019
Jamierra Faulkner Knee 3/16/2019
Kristy Wallace Knee 5/1/2019
Lisa Berkani Suspension 5/1/2019
Ana Dabovic Suspension 5/18/2019
Players Out or on IR
Player Team Est. Return