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WNBA: Is a Las Vegas Aces’ three-peat inevitable?

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As the WNBA season begins, here’s how Swish Appeal’s staff evaluates the standing of all 12 teams. Just as was the case after free agency, the Las Vegas Aces are on top, appearing poised to once again defend their title and become the first WNBA team to three-peat since the Houston Comets accomplished a four-peat over the league’s first four seasons.

1. Las Vegas Aces

Las Vegas Aces training camp.
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On the Aces’ prospect of making history by becoming only the second team to win back-to-back-to-back championships, Myke Horrell emphasizes:

Overall, this season will be fun and rewarding, but it will also come with extreme difficulty. The Aces can etch their name in history—and the objective of 11 other teams is to prevent that from happening. A’ja Wilson has a chance at MVP redemption…and the squad has a shot to capture the first three-peat in the WNBA since the turn of the century. If there’s a team that can do it, it’s this one.

2. New York Liberty

New York Liberty v Connecticut Sun

Betnijah Laney-Hamilton.
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The Liberty remain the biggest challenger to the Aces, not only because of their talent, but, as Chelsea Leite writes, because of the team’s improved chemistry:

The benefit to this season is the chemistry that the team built last season. In 2023, there was a period of team building as the brand-new core found their footing. With an entire season of playing together behind them, this core team will be ready to head into the 2024 season and get going immediately.

3. Seattle Storm

Seattle Storm v Los Angeles Sparks

Skylar Diggins-Smith.
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The Storm lurk on the periphery of the WNBA’s superteam conversation after the offseason additions of Nneka Ogwumike and Skylar Diggins-Smith. Edwin Garcia highlights what the pair are expected to bring to the Pacific Northwest:

You have the 12-year vet Ogwumike coming off a MVP-caliber season, averaging 19.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game last year with the Los Angeles Sparks. She’s left her only WNBA home of LA for Seattle, looking to…

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