Without question, Athletes Unlimited Basketball is coming out hot as we saw points all over the place. Day Two gave fans a healthy mix of offensive and defensive performances as we saw some records fall.
The forward did not play last season while detained in Russia. This week, Brittney Griner officially announced her return to the Mercury for the 2023 season after she missed all of last year while detained in Russia over drug charges.
The Los Angeles Sparks signed Chinese guard Liwei Yang but have lost Australian forward Stephanie Talbot for the upcoming WNBA season. Yang, 28, helped China win a silver medal at the 2022 FIBA Women's World Cup, averaging 9.3 points, 3.9 assists and 1.6 rebounds.
The Minnesota Lynx announced the re-signing of guard Rachel Banham on Saturday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 29-year-old Minnesota native played in all 36 games (five starts) in 2022, averaging 7.9 points and 2.3 assists.
Diana Taurasi signed a multiyear contract to remain with the Phoenix Mercury, the team announced Saturday. The 40-year-old guard is the WNBA's all-time leading scorer heading into her 19th season with the Mercury.
What was once one of the most anticipated events of my childhood has lost its hype. There are only so many ways to be creative and do dunks we have yet to see, and people are often quite frustrated by who is in the dunk contest.