The Dallas Wings held an off day press session featuring Charlie Collier and Kayla Thornton. The session was short but very interesting.
Overall No. one draft pick power forward Collier started the sessiontalking about the difference she has noted in pro ball. Surprisingly, Collier spoke of the amount of space in the WNBA. Often times, players will comment the floor seems more crowded, because players are bigger, stronger and faster, seemingly everywhere on the court. Collier went the opposite way, saying she had to get used to the extra space.
The discussion then moved on to how Collier has prepared for Breanna Stewart, her next opponent. Collier gave praise to Stewie, while giving insight into her preparation for the task in the upcoming game against Seattle.
Forward Thornton started her portion of the session talking about the team jelling with all of the young talent and new coach. That led to her talking about playing for new Head Coach (and former player) Vickie Johnson and her changing role within the team's system.
Dallas is 1-0, having beaten the Los Angeles Sparks in their season opener. On Saturday night, the Wings host the Storm (2-1) in their home opener. The line is not yet out on the game, but it is my guess the Storm will be favored by 3.5 points. Win or lose, this will be a good early season test for the young Wings. A strong showing will be a good sign going forward.
The media session can be found at On the Beat With the Dallas Wings 05/20/2021. Check here for my recurring WNBA coverage and also on GlobalTravelerUSA.com, GlobalSportsRadio.com and Patch.com. Also, check WNBA.com for more info on the Wings and the WNBA.