The Seattle Storm won the coveted #1 pick in next years 2016 WNBA draft. Just a year after they selected Jewell Loyd with the #1 pick and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis at #3 will they finally leave behind their recent trend of mediocrity? Will the emerald city once again be one of the best cities to play in? Will their loyal fans flock back and fill Key Arena? After trading away two very talented players in Camille Little and Shekinna Stricklen before the season started for Renee Montgomery who they eventually traded for an injured Monica Wright i’m sure people were confused as to what The Storm had in their clouds. But they got one thing right and that was luck which will land them UCONN’s All-American Brianna Stewart with the first pick in next years draft. But will that be enough to take them to the promise land? Will Stewart bring the Seattle Storm their third championship?
After finishing the season with a disappointing record of 10-24 the only way for Seattle to go is up. In their defense, their anchor and one of the best players to ever play the game Sue Bird missed several games due to injury this past season. They are also in a very tough western conference where every night they are facing some of the best talent in the world. In addition, there were a lot of new faces suiting up for the Storm this season. Abby Bishop and Ramu Tokashiki both new to the WNBA faired well for the Storm. One more thing. Jenny Boucek was in her first year as the Storm’s head coach. But enough with excuses! Seattle now has all the tools to field a team that can compete for a title. Although very young in a lot of positions they are extremely talented! I guess they are just hoping that both Langhorne and Bird resign with team as they are both unrestricted free agents. It will be interesting to see what coach Boucek can do with her young loaded roster next season. What do you think? Comment below.