Jul 4, 2016
Happy Fourth of July everyone! As you celebrate the original #BREXIT, it is the end of the WNBA week and time to celebrate the performances of last week! Let’s look at the Dishers and Swishers of the week ended July 3rd and choose one of each as the week’s best!
Only our usual Monday day off, so let’s get right to it! Who is the Disher and Swisher of the week, for the period ended June 26, 2016?
As a reminder, the nightly award factors in not only quantity but also quality. Somebody may score 30+ points, but if someone else hits a buzzer beater, that may be the player honored. Same thing for assists; it is the importance, timing, and quality of the pass(es) that determines the Disher of the night, not just who has the most assists.
The weekly honoree is based on that one night they were honored, not their weekly totals or performance in aggregate. So without further ado:
Your nominees for Disher of the Week are:
Your nominees for Swisher of the Week are:
And your weekly honorees are:
Disher of the Week
Candace Parker, Los Angeles
Good arguments abound for all of the other nominees, especially Minnesota’s amazing team performance on Saturday night where everyone was in the act. However, how do you overlook the 31 point, seven assist performance from Parker on the day coach Pat Summitt passed away? Los Angeles remains the top team in the league, and this was a performance that people will talk about for years. She could have been both Disher and Swisher of the week, but we will give her just this one, because our Swisher of the week has to be….
Swisher of the Week
Brittney Griner, Phoenix
Griner left Sunday night’s game at the 5:48 mark of the first quarter with two fouls. She returned to start the second quarter, and was like Fourth of July fireworks from then on!
By the time the game was over Griner had 27 points and the sixth triple-double in league history, finishing with ten rebounds and ten blocks as well. Only the late great Margo Dydek completed a triple-double in WNBA history with blocks instead of assists. An amazing performance!
Congratulations to our Disher & Swisher honorees! We hope you are enjoying our feature; keep tweeting your opinions to us @DishNSwish, and keep checking out our site every day after games to see who is the next Disher and Swisher of the night!