July 10, 2024 

Locked On Women’s Basketball: What is the plan for the Dallas Wings?

Host Howard Megdal and beat writer Arie Graham sit down to discuss the current state of the Dallas Wings and how they can improve

On the latest episode of Locked On Women’s Basketball, host Howard Megdal sits down with The Next’s Wings beat reporter Arie Graham to discuss the present and the future of the team. They discuss the unfortunate number of injuries the team has incurred so far this season, and specifically focus on the losses of Satou Sabally and Veronica Burton. They also discuss where they think the team is heading and what its plan should be during the offseason.

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Megdal and Graham open the show by discussing the Wings’ tough current situation. “I’d like this to be a happier occasion to be talking about Dallas,” Megdal says. “It’s been a rough go,” he adds as he points to the team’s 5-17 record.

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Graham concurs. “It seems like other teams are, you know, finding their stride, getting a little better, while, you know, Dallas has had to constantly kind of take a seat back, start over. … So it’s gonna be a tough, tough path, not likely to the playoffs.”

Megdal and Graham discuss the injuries plaguing the team at length, but they also touch on areas of growth. “[Guard] Jacy Sheldon is central to that to me,” Megdal says. “I thought that was a terrific selection by Dallas. Again, going back to ‘both things can be true.’ Dallas does not have enough in the back court to be fully competitive as a playoff team. … At the same time, recognizing that getting Jacy Sheldon where Dallas did in the draft was a steal.”

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Megdal and Graham wrap things up by predicting where they think Dallas can go in the future. “They got to have the core, they got to have the pieces,” Graham says. “But I don’t know, building from the draft again and again hasn’t really seemed to work outside of last season.”

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