Breanna Stewart is back from her torn Achilles and it’s like she never left.
The Seattle Storm forward received WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week honors in the opening week of the 2020 season after an impressive first week back from arguably one of the most brutal injuries one can sustain.
Stewie averaged 18.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game as the Storm jumped out to a 3-1 start, tied for the league’s best record.
In her first WNBA game in almost two years since rupturing her Achilles, Stewart dropped 18 points, eight rebounds and four steals as the Storm blew past the New York Liberty 87-71 in the season opener for both teams.
She followed up that game with another dominant performance, this time against the Lynx. Stewart recorded 18 points,10 rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes of play as Seattle rolled to a 90-66 victory over Minnesota.
Then, the 2018 WNBA MVP led her team in scoring with 15 points, 10 rebounds and three assists as the Storm fell to the Mystics, 89-71.
Stewart and the Storm capped off the week with a W over the LA Sparks, despite Sue Bird sitting out of Saturday’s matchup. Stewart finished with a season-high 21 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals.
It’s too early to tell if Stewart can recapture her MVP form, but a start like this one certainly has Storm fans wondering if Stewart will be hoisting the Most Valuable Player trophy and WNBA championship trophy above her head once again.