This Friday, we’ll get our first look at the 2023 Dallas Wings as they take on the Chicago Sky at the College Park Center in Arlington at 7:00 PM in their first of two preseason games.
Friday’s game will be open exclusively to Wings season ticket holders. Dallas Wings fans can gain access to the game on Friday and other perks by purchasing season tickets at DallasWings.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Despite it only being a preseason game, there will still be many things to watch out for. Here are a few notable things to look out for if you’re making the trip to the Park on Friday.
The Beginning of the Latricia Trammell Era
Way back in November of 2022, the Dallas Wings named Latricia Trammell the next head coach of the franchise. President & CEO Greg Bibb stated. “Coach Trammell has proven to be a winner at every level of basketball she has coached, including the WNBA.
It’ll be very interesting to see how Trammell will try and gel all of this young talent together and help the Wings win in the playoffs. With almost 30 years of coaching experience, Trammell seems to be the right fit to lead the height of the Wings’ success.
The New Faces
This offseason, the Wings went out with the old and in with the new. With starters like Marina Mabrey and Allisha Gray both moving onto new places, the Wings had some holes to fill in the starting lineup.
Insert Natasha Howard and Diamond DeShields, who were both acquired via trade. Both Howard and DeShields are going to be key pieces to the Wings’ success this season.
Howard, a veteran forward acquired from the Seattle Storm, will be a key veteran presence in a locker room filled with young players. Howard, a three-time champ and a two-time all-star, has the experience that no one on the Wings has.
Diamond DeShields will slide into the starting lineup in place of Marina Mabrey, will is now the point guard for the Chicago Sky. DeShields averaged 13.2 points and 4.4 rebounds with the Mercury last season. It’ll be interesting to see how she and Arike Ogunbowale work together in the Wings backcourt this season.
The Return of Marina Mabery
Although it’s just the preseason, Marina Mabery will be making her return to the College Park Center as a member of the Sky after spending the last three seasons with the Wings.
Mabery has been one of the Wings’ key contributors since joining the team in the bubble in 2020.
Despite being the preseason, there is still plenty to be excited about for the Dallas Wings 2023 season. The Wings begin the regular season on May 20th, taking on the Atlanta Dream at noon at the CPC.