Dallas Wings vs Minnesota Lynx injury reports for June 17 | 2024 WNBA Season

Dallas Wings vs Minnesota Lynx: Injury reports, game preview and more [photo: Wings IG, Lynx IG]
Dallas Wings vs Minnesota Lynx: Injury reports, game preview and more [photo: Wings IG, Lynx IG]

The reeling Dallas Wings will try to snap out of a seven-game losing streak when they face the Minnesota Lynx on Monday. Dallas' last victory was an 84-83 squeaker over the LA Sparks late in May. It will be taking on a team that has won three straight, including six of their last seven games.

The Lynx, the second-hottest team in the WNBA, will be looking to stay unbeaten against the injury-plagued Wings this season. They have a massive edge over the visitors who will again play with a handful of key players in street clothes.

Dallas has nothing to lose and can pull off an upset if Minnesota plays with complacency. If the Lynx play as expected, the Wings will be hard-pressed to come up with a road win.

Dallas Wings vs Minnesota Lynx injury reports for June 16

Dallas Wings injury report

The Wings will continue to miss Satou Sabally who isn’t expected to play until after the 2024 Paris Olympics is over. She is scheduled to compete with the German women’s national basketball team before suiting up for Dallas.

Jaelyn Brown will not be available due to an illness while Natasha Howard will also be inactive as she recovers from foot surgery. Awak Kuier has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Minnesota Lynx injury report

Diamond Miller underwent a surgical procedure on her right knee late in May. She does not have a definite timeline for a return.

Dallas Wings vs Minnesota Lynx: Game preview

The Dallas Wings have been relying on a heavy dose of Arike Ogunbowale, who is averaging 24.9 PPG, on offense. Without Natasha Howard and Satou Sabally, coach Latricia Trammell has gotten very little from everybody else. Despite their struggles offensively, they have surprisingly held up well on that end.

Defense has been the Wings’ biggest weakness. They are the second-worst team in the WNBA in defensive rating with 104.2. The visitors will likely get routed if they can’t put a decent performance on that end versus the Lynx.

Minnesota has been an elite team on both ends of the court this season. Only the Connecticut Sun (13.2) and the New York Liberty (12.5) have a better net rating than the Lynx (12.2). They have the edge in all areas, particularly when it comes to health. They will be favorites to get another W if they can avoid complacency.

Dallas Wings vs Minnesota Lynx: Where to watch?

Target Center will host the rematch between the Wings and Lynx. Bally Sports North and Bally Sports Southwest Extra will air the game as it happens locally. Basketball fans can also stream the action by subscribing to the WNBA League Pass.

Also read: "It's time" - Pistons forward invite Arike Ogunbowale to represent Nigeria in 2024 Paris Olympics

Edited by Michael Macasero
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