When the season began, Veronica Burton was the Dallas Wings starting point guard, when it ended she was a key factor off the bench.
The Wings used a three-point guard rotation throughout much of the season as Burton played alongside eventual starter Cyrstal Dangerfield and veteran Odyssey Sims.
Veronica Burton didn’t fill the box score by any means but if you watched the Wings play, she did a lot of little things that go a long way when it comes to winning.
First-year head coach Latricia Trammell used Burton to pressure the ball and disrupt opponents’ offensive flow which was something that stood out in the Wings semi-final loss to the Las Vegas Aces.
After the season ended, Burton said “I definitely did grow in some major key areas and I think I learned a lot [by] just being able to get another year under my belt”.
Burton had planned on playing overseas in Israel this offseason but with the Isreal and Hamas war, she will be staying stateside where she hopes to improve her game for next season.
One area that Burton identified as needing improvement was her three-point shooting. Last season Burton shot just .271 from beyond the arc.
Three-point shooting is an area that the Wings as a whole will look to improve this offseason after they shot a meir .371 as a team.
Much of Veronica Burton’s role on the team next season will be determined by what moves Greg Bibb and the front office make this offseason.
The Wings will have to decide if they wish to bring back both Odyssey Sims and Diamond DeShields who was a projected starter for Dallas before suffering a knee injury which kept her sidelined the entirety of the season.