The Point Guard position was an interesting one for the Dallas Wings in 2023.

With the departure of multi-year starter Marina Mabery, a new hole opened at the one, and Wings CEO and GM Greg Bibb acquired multiple candidates to try and fill it. 

In the same trade that sent Mabery to the Chicago Sky, Dallas acquired Diamond DeShields who was slated to be their starter at point guard. Unfortunately for the Wings, DeShields would miss the entire 2023 season with a knee injury. 

Later in the off-season, a massive three-team trade brought Crystal Dangerfield to Dallas and she would play the majority of the minutes at the point this season. 

In 32 games this season, Dangerfield averaged 8.2 points, 3.1 assists and 0.9 steals. 

Also in the mix at point guard was second-year player Veronica Burton. After beginning the season as the starter, Burton was eventually moved to the bench in favor of Dangerfield. 

Burton averaged 2 points and 2 steals in 40 games for the Wings in 2023. 

An unexpected contributor in the Wings point guard rotation came in the form of Odyssey Sims who was signed on a hardship contract. 

Sims only averaged a point and an assist this season but was a key part of the Wings’ playoff run after she played elevated minutes in Dallas’ run to the conference finals. 

With the position being a revolving door and ending off on a question mark in 2023, let’s break down where the Wings’ point guard position stands as we enter the 2024 season. 

We know that Diamond Deshilds will not be back in Dallas in 2024 after she announced that she will be returning to the Chicago Sky where she started her career and won a WNBA championship in 2021. 

On the other hand, Crystal Dangerfield and Veronica Burton will be back in Dallas for the 2024 season, creating a battle for the starting point guard position. 

Whoever is not the starter out of those two will likely get the majority of the guard minutes off the bench. 

Odyssey Sims is currently a free agent but the Wings do have one more roster spot open so it will be interesting to see if there is an avenue where Sims can return. 

Dallas also has the 5th and 9th pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft, however, those picks will more likely be used to improve the team’s three-point shooting rather than a point guard. 

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