It’s no surprise that the Las Vegas Aces are causing a lot of chatter around the WNBA. From being the 2022 WNBA Champions, the Aces already have a star-studded roster including A’ja Wilson, Kelsey Plum, Jackie Young, and reigning Finals MVP Chelsea Gray. Not to mention the most recent addition of superstar, Candace Parker to the roster. This powerhouse of a squad not only has all-star players in every position but is also coached by Hall of Famer, Becky Hammon. This team has numerous scoring options that could come out and shine on any given night. One night it could be Jackie Young throwing up 15+ points and being active on defense. Or A’ja Wilson snagging rebounds and contesting shots.
The Aces are a dominating roster that has the capacity to have someone new step up every single night. The Las Vegas Aces have started the season 7-1, holding the current best record in the league. However, having this kind of firepower all on one team opens up the discussion on whether the Aces are considered a superteam? A’ja Wilson was a recent guest on Paul George’s podcast, Podcast P with Paul George. Wilson was asked whether she thought that her team was a super team. A’ja answered by denying the term “super team” and saying, “I just feel like we’re all coming together with the equal goal and we’re just trying to reach the goal.” Wilson did also mention that everyone outside of the organization talks more about the super team title than the Aces do.
As of right now, The Aces are the favored team this season to win the 2023 WNBA championship. Will the Las Vegas Aces claim their back-to-back title? Or will this just be another built-up expectation that ultimately falls short?