Seattle Storm Preview Series: Will the Bench Be Any Better in 2017?

In Ocean’s Eleven, Matt Damon’s character struggles to find an apt metaphor to describe another character’s legal history. Ultimately, he settles with, “Well, it’s long.”

After attempting to devise numerous ways to describe how the Seattle Storm’s bench performed in 2016, the only thing I could come up with was, “Well, it was bad.”

According to, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was the only bench regular to have a positive net rating. In particular, the offense became a black hole when Jenny Boucek brought on her second unit.


The Storm’s playoff loss to the Atlanta Dream encapsulated the problem. Continue reading