The Chicago Sky finished the season 13-21, which landed them fourth in the Eastern Conference. The Sky went 6-10 in inter-conference play and 7-10 at home.
Despite their sub-.500 record, the team has reasons to hold their head high after the season.
Chicago was jockeying for the final playoff spot for most of the season, and only finished two games behind the Dallas Wings for the eight seed.
Individual player performances also contributed to the positive storylines. Courtney Vandersloot set the WNBA single season assists record with 258. Along with Allie Quigley, who made the all-star team, and repeated as the three point competition champion.
Top draft picks Diamond DeShields and Gabby Williams both played all 34 games this season, and were the only Sky players to do so. DeShields averaged 14.4 points per game—second on the team—and 3.8 defensive rebounds—third most on the team.
Williams averaged 7.8 points per game and 1.2 offensive rebounds per game—the second most on the team.
"The Sky's record may not reflect a team that improved from last season," said Christian Peshek, co-host on the Sports Bark Podcast. "However, the Sky have a nucleus of young players to build around that will help place them atop the Eastern Conference in the coming years."
Overall grade: B+