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RotoWire AnalysisTurner is also averaging 13.1 points per game across a team-high 33.9 minutes. She didn't display her assist skills during the 2017 season with the Mercury considering she averaged 1.1 assists across 34 games. If she can bring those passing skills overseas to Phoenix next season, she could see a slightly increased role.
RotoWire AnalysisPrince is also averaging 2.7 assists and 1.7 rebounds across 19.2 minutes through those seven games. Prince seems to be struggling in Europe considering she averaged 12.0 points and a career-high 3.6 rebounds with the Liberty last season. She'll be ready to return to the Liberty and build off a solid 2017 season.
RotoWire AnalysisBonner is off to a hot start in Europe, averaging 8.8 rebounds and 14.0 points through seven appearances. She didn't play any games for the Mercury last season since she gave birth to twins in July. If she can carry this type of play overseas to the Mercury, she could have an even more important role with Phoenix next season.
RotoWire AnalysisPowers is currently third in points per game (12.0) and second in rebounds (6.3) with Fenerbahce this season. She's brought her strong frontcourt presence overseas to Europe considering she averaged 4.2 rebounds and 10.8 points with the Wings last year. For the upcoming season with Dallas, Powers will likely have a similar role to last year since she's currently below Glory Johnson and Karima Christmas-Kelly on the depth chart.
RotoWire AnalysisNot only is Langhorne leading the team in rebounding, but she's also leading the team in scoring with 85 points through those six games. She's continuing her strength as a scorer and rebounder since she averaged 12.4 points and 6.1 rebounds with the Storm this past season. Langhorne will look to bring her impressive run in the Euroleague overseas to the Storm.
RotoWire AnalysisNot only is Parker leading the team in rebounds, but is also third in points per game (12.8). She averaged a career-high 3.4 rebounds per game during the 2017 season with the Sky. If Parker can bring this strong rebounding presence next season to the Sky, she could see an increased role with the team.
RotoWire AnalysisThis award must be icing on the cake after Moore helped deliver yet another championship (four in seven years) for the Minnesota Lynx. For those counting, Moore has won 13 titles from her WNBA, NCAA, Spanish League, EuroLeague and Chinese League work. And yes, she's only 28 years old, with a bright future ahead of her. During the 2017 playoffs, the Lynx star averaged 18.3 points, 5.3 boards, 3.0 assists and 1.7 steals per game.
RotoWire AnalysisNot only is Cannon leading Nadezdha in scoring, but also in rebounds per game (7.0). If she can bring this type of play overseas to the WNBA next season, she could potentially see an increased role with the Mercury.
RotoWire AnalysisLavender is showing her ability to be strong on the boards for Yakin Dogu Universitesi after averaging only 3.0 rebounds this past season with the Sparks. She's also second on Yakin Dogu Universitesi in points per game (14.6) through five matchups. Lavender could be more involved with Los Angeles this upcoming season compared to last year if she can put up these type of numbers.
RotoWire AnalysisMcBride led the Stars in points per game with 15.4 points during the 2017 season. She continues to show her scoring threat with Yakin Dogu Universitesi since she's also shooting 41.7 percent from the field in the Euroleague this season.
RotoWire AnalysisPlum didn't necessarily light it up in her rookie season with the Stars, but her numbers there (8.5 PPG, 1.9 RPG) were at least a little better than they have been overseason so far. She seems to be gradually working her way into the swing of things, playing just five minutes in her debut but recorded 27 in two of her last three games. Nonetheless, the experience should be valuable as she looks to build on the numbers from her rookie year with the newly-relocated Stars.
RotoWire AnalysisClark's numbers look excellent across the board, so it makes sense she's third in the league in overall efficiency, trailing only the Liberty's Amanda Zahui and Sonja Petrovic, who doesn't currently have a WNBA affilliation. Clark will continue to be a staple with her squad overseas, averaging 31.9 MPG as the starting small forward.
RotoWire AnalysisVandersloot is a plenty capable scorer, reaching double digits in five of six games for her club. Her assist mark leads the entire league, and builds on her recent development as a passer in the WNBA. The Hungary native posted a career-best 8.1 APG through 27 games for the Sky last season.
RotoWire AnalysisQuigley posted a career-high 16.4 PPG during her age-31 season with the Sky, and seems to be continuing that scoring trend overseas. She's shooting 47.9 percent from the field, and began the year with performances of 21, 26 and 26 points before slowing down with just 10 in her latest game.
RotoWire AnalysisGriner has been a solid scorer, as that average represents the third-best mark in the league. She's not quite as active on the glass for her European team, however, as that average would be the lowest of any single season with the WNBA's Mercury.
RotoWire AnalysisZahui averaged just 2.2 points per game for the Liberty and was not a regular in the rotation, but she's currently dominating overseas. Through six games, she leads the league in rebounding (9.5 RPG), and is second in scoring (19.5 PPG).
RotoWire AnalysisThrough six games, McCoughtry is averaging 14.3 points, a mark good for No. 14 overall in the league. As arguably the best player on last year's defending EuroLeague champions, it's unclear if or when she'll make her return to the WNBA. She sat out the 2017 season to rest, and if she does return, the Atlanta Dream would still own her rights.
RotoWire AnalysisTuesday marked Whalen's best scoring game of the postseason, eclipsing her previous high of nine points. She's been a quality passer, however, posting 4.6 assists per game during these playoffs.
RotoWire AnalysisFowles has been dominant on the glass over the past three games, totaling a combined 44 boards. She's also been a defensive force all throughout the playoffs, posting 1.8 blocks and 1.8 steals per contest. Though Wednesday's 13 points were the fewest she's scored in these playoffs, she still shot over 50 percent from the field.
No players are returning today.
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