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I was a Staff Writer at TBW, and wrote articles for them from June 2019 through to July 2020.

My TBW Work

07.04.20

2020 WNBA Season Preview: Bright Spots for All 12 Teams

On July 24, the W returns. Though everything is still fluid in terms of opt-outs, each of the league’s dozen teams will theoretically be competition-ready in three weeks’ time to tip-off an abridged 22-game regular season.

Myles Ehrlich

05.28.20

Lauren Cox Can Help Indiana Fever Thrive in Year One

Lauren Cox grew up in Flower Mound, Texas, before heading two hours down I-35 to play college ball at the University of Baylor.

This time, she’s making a bigger move, as her next home will be in the Hoosier state. When the Fever selected Cox third overall, she joined current general manager Tamika Catchings as the only players in franchise history taken at that draft spot.

Myles Ehrlich

05.07.20

Sabrina Ionescu Arrives as New York’s Next Star Athlete

On April 17, the WNBA held its annual draft remotely. Prospects tuned in, along with nearly 400,000 fans, waiting for Commissioner Cathy Engelbert to reveal each successive selection. Except, they weren’t waiting for the No. 1 pick.

Myles Ehrlich

03.29.20

Power Ranking Each WNBA Team, Post-Free Agency – Part 2

With many WNBA teams diving headlong into free agency, a divide has eroded the mid-tier competition. A binary of approaches has materialized: Some franchises are win-now; others prepare solely for the future. The new CBA led to a ballooning of both player salaries and the cap.

Myles Ehrlich

02.22.20

Breaking Down Another Big Week of WNBA Free Agency

WNBA Free Agency’s second week hasn’t lacked excitement. That said, a few teams have been conspicuously quiet in comparison to the rest. Are these teams exercising caution or are they getting outmaneuvered by the rest of the W?

Myles Ehrlich

01.30.20

Don’t Overlook Aerial Powers’ Impact for Washington Mystics

In addition to having the best name in professional basketball, Aerial Powers enjoyed the strongest year of her career while serving as a catalyst for the Mystics.

Myles Ehrlich

01.09.20

Hiring Walt Hopkins Ushers in New Era of NY Liberty Basketball

Sitting beside General Manager Jonathan Kolb, Hopkins could hardly withhold an enthusiastic grin through his introduction at the Liberty’s new home arena, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Myles Ehrlich

12.12.19

Building on Diamond DeShields’ Stellar Sophomore Season

Diamond DeShields is defending the strong-side corner when the Chicago Sky force a turnover. By the time Courtney Vandersloot hits her with a lead pass, she’s at half court.

Myles Ehrlich

09.19.19

What’s Next for New York Liberty After Winning WNBA Draft Lottery

The Liberty, who entered the night with a 44 percent chance at the top slot, won the WNBA Draft Lottery Tuesday and the right to draft Sabrina Ionescu, the all-time collegiate triple-double leader.

Myles Ehrlich

07.10.19

NY Liberty Reload Just in Time After EuroBasket 2019

The 2019 FIBA Women’s EuroBasket tournament shouldered its way into the first third of the WNBA season, borrowing players with national commitments from June 27 to July 7.

Myles Ehrlich

06.26.20

Can Bella Alarie Make an Impact from Day One?

When Bella Alarie’s name was called at 5, many were surprised. So let’s figure out Alarie’s fit down in Dallas and where the disparity in their evaluation and ours may have been.

Myles Ehrlich

05.21.20

Satou Sabally Brings an Array of Talents to Dallas

Sabally’s athleticism can get her easy looks in space, and her ball-handling ability allows her to isolate and still get off a good attempt.

Myles Ehrlich

04.16.20

What’s Next as New York Liberty Move on from Tina Charles Era

On a Sunday afternoon last August, the New York Liberty played the Seattle Storm at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn—a one-game respite from the undersized Westchester County Center the team had called home for two seasons. Everything was bigger in Brooklyn.

Myles Ehrlich

03.10.20

Power Ranking Each WNBA Team, Post-Free Agency – Part 1

With many WNBA teams diving headlong into free agency, a divide has eroded the mid-tier competition. A binary of approaches has materialized: Some franchises are win-now; others prepare solely for the future. The new CBA led to a ballooning of both player salaries and the cap.

Myles Ehrlich

02.15.20

Breaking Down WNBA’s Wild Week of Free Agency

February 10 kicked off an exciting flurry of free-agent activity for the WNBA, and each of the 12 franchises has made moves they hope will improve their roster for the upcoming 2020 season.

Myles Ehrlich

01.23.20

WNBA Watch List: Top Matchups for Each Team in 2020

Here are just a few of the exciting matchups you don’t want to miss in the season to come.

Myles Ehrlich

12.27.19

How New-Look Minnesota Lynx Can Reclaim Their Contender Status

No team had more success this past decade than the Lynx, winners of four WNBA titles. But after a couple of disappointing (by their high standard) seasons, can Minnesota begin its next dominating chapter?

Myles Ehrlich

12.04.19

How Marianne Stanley Brings New Hope to Indiana Fever

The Indiana Fever coaching staff is finally taking shape. The team hired Hall-of-Famer Marianne Stanley as head coach and promoted Tamika Catchings to general manager on November 26.

Myles Ehrlich

08.12.19

Activism and the WNBA

As we eulogize contemporary legend Toni Morrison, we look to her body of work for hope and inspiration. While teaching a class, she once remarked, “When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.”

Myles Ehrlich

06.11.20

Chennedy Carter Will Jump-start Atlanta Dream

Chennedy Carter is the purest scorer in this year’s draft class. A three-time All-American and three-time First Team All-SEC, she ranked second all-time in A&M scoring, despite only being in the program for three years.

Myles Ehrlich

05.14.20

Scouting the Rest of New York Liberty’s Rookie Class

I recently looked at how Sabrina Ionescu will impact the New York Liberty. While she gets the lion share of the coverage, Ionescu is just one of six rookies drafted by New York—all of whom were selected within the first 15 picks.

Myles Ehrlich

04.14.20

TBW’s Official 2020 WNBA Mock Draft

I, along with TBW WNBA writers Derek Helling and Huw Hopkins, simulate all thirty-six selections of the 2020 WNBA Draft.

Myles Ehrlich

03.02.20

Why DeWanna Bonner’s a Strong Fit for Connecticut Sun

DeWanna Bonner crosses halfcourt at a jog. Her thin frame is gazelle-like, the ball in her right hand. Her ponytail bounces against her purple Phoenix Mercury jersey. Her defender in transition is Tiffany Mitchell, who is to her left, keeping pace.

Myles Ehrlich

02.02.20

Courtney Williams’ Energy, Confidence are Critical for Connecticut Sun

It’s a one-point game in the last minute of the second quarter. The Connecticut Sun lead their best-of-five series 1-0 against the Los Angeles Sparks but are the trailing team in the game. Courtney Williams carries the ball over half court.

Myles Ehrlich

01.15.20

The Silver Lining Behind 2019 Seattle Storm’s Poor Injury Luck

The Seattle Storm’s hopes of repeating in 2019 were already all but dashed by the time the season tipped off.

Myles Ehrlich

12.21.19

How Kayla McBride Helps Create Las Vegas Aces’ Identity

McBride played a critical supporting role for a team that retooled by adding starters Cambage and Young ahead of the 2019 season.

Myles Ehrlich

11.02.19

Reigniting L.A. Sparks in 2020 Will Start Up Front

Undercut by the controversial semifinal sweep that saw first-year coach Derek Fisher all but bench a healthy Candace Parker and long-time GM Penny Toler lose her job after a profanity-filled locker room speech, much of 2019 was actually a success for the Los Angeles Sparks.

Myles Ehrlich

07.27.19

Complete Second-Half WNBA Team-by-Team Previews

All too quickly, the WNBA has hit the All-Star break. After everyone recovers and rests up, it’s go time: a six-week push to the end of the regular season.

Myles Ehrlich

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