This is a public service announcement for the WNBA and sports world!
Breanna Stewart is putting everyone on notice.
The 2018 MVP and 2018 Champion, 2016 Rookie of the Year and Seattle Storm forward was seriously missed last season on the court after Stewart suffered a torn Achilles in mid-April 2019. She would miss the entire 2019 season rehabbing and recovering.
The Storm felt the loss, as well, finishing last season sixth in the standings after claiming the championship the previous season.
Now, with ‘Stewie’ back in the lineup, alongside the best point guard in the game Sue Bird, the Storm are one of the favorites to win it all again in 2020.
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Here is how Stewart has done through six games in the 2020 WNBA season at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
- Game 1 vs. New York Liberty: 18 points, 8 rebounds
- Game 2 vs. Minnesota Lynx: 18 points, 10 rebounds
- Game 3 vs. Washington Mystics: 15 points, 10 rebounds
- Game 4 vs. Los Angeles Sparks: 21 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals
- Game 5 vs. Connecticut Sun: 22 points, 5 rebounds, 5 blocks
- Game 6 vs. Atlanta Dream: 27 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks
In Thursday’s game against the Atlanta Dream, the Storm (5-1) needed every bit of Stewart on every square inch of the court. She is currently averaging 18.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists per game. Also, not to forget, Stewart is shooting 42.3% from 3-PT range, making that screen and roll with Bird a dangerous combination for opposing teams to guard.
The Storm next face the Phoenix Mercury (3-2) at 12 PM (PT) on Saturday, August 8 in Bradenton, Florida.