The Mystics have one WNBA All-Star starter in Elena Delle Donne and one reserve in Kristi Toliver. They also have one of the All-Star Game head coaches with Mike Thibault.
In most years, this would be a great thing for Washington. However, the Mystics are 9-6, third place in the WNBA standings. They were also the top team overall just a week ago.
Why are the Mystics lagging behind?
With starters, it’s past history. The Mystics don’t have any top overall draft picks on the roster. But with reserves, the Mystics have a well-balanced team to a fault, the fault meaning player popularity.