The Dallas Wings enter into the middle of June as one of the most promising teams in the WNBA.
First-year Head Coach Latricia Tramell has Dallas playing a different defensive,  transition style of basketball, which has a lot of potentials centered around this Dallas Wings team.

The Wings traveled to New York and held their own in a 102-93 loss to the super team that is the Liberty. Arike Ogunbowale (25) and Satou Sabally (17 pts 11 reb) led Dallas in the losing effort. 

The Wings currently sit with a 5-4 record on the season, which is good for fifth place in the WNBA. The top six teams in the league will make the WNBA playoffs which will begin in September. 

The Wings are about to enter a stretch in their schedule in which they could make up some ground and really give themselves momentum to sit amongst the league’s best. 

The Wings’ upcoming schedule is as follows

  • 6/14 vs. LA Sparks 12:00 PM
  • 6/17 vs. Seattle Storm 1:00 PM
  • 6/20 vs. Atlanta Dream 7:00 PM
  • 6/23 @ LA Sparks 9:00 PM
  • 6/25 @ LA Sparks 2:00 PM
  • 6/27 @ Phoenix Mercury 9:00 PM

The Wings should be able to gain some momentum on that stretch because all six of those teams currently have records below .500 and half of those games are at home. 

Dallas is currently 4-0 in home games this season. The Wings play at home in the College Park Center on both Wednesday and Saturday this week. 

A key to the Wings’ success has been the addition of both Kalani Brown and Odyssey Sims. 

Without Kalani Brown, the Wings can’t win both games against the Pheionx Mercury this past week. Despite drawing the difficult defensive assignment against Brittney Griner, Brown succeeded and provided the Wings with some much-needed big help in the absence of Teaira McCowan. 

Odyssey Sims has recently provided some much-needed veteran guard play off the bench for the Wings. The eleven-year WNBA veteran has been a really nice ball handler, transition player, and facilitator since joining the Wings. 

Despite the new faces coming in and having success, it’s been the familiar faces of Arike Ogunbowale and Satou Sabally who have been leading the way for the Wings. 

Arike Ogunbowale is currently tied for third in WNBA scoring with 22.7 points per game. On Friday against the Phoenix Mercury, the former Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard scored a season-high 35 points. 

After the Wings won their first game of the season way back on May 20th, Latricia Tramell said that Satou Sabally was ready to have her breakout season in the WNBA. So far, that prediction has been right, as the Wings’ star forward currently has tallied six straight double-doubles and is averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds on the year.  

The Wings are once again looking strong to start the 2023 WNBA season. You can catch the squad at the Park this Wednesday against the LA Sparks and this Saturday against the Seattle Storm.

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