Only Behind Jewell Loyd and Breanna Stewart, 2x WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson Gets Ex-NBA Star’s Backing for “Best” Season

Published 09/11/2023, 10:47 AM EDT

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The 2023 WNBA season has been very entertaining, with every team fighting till the very last second making buzzer-beating shots. Among these players is a player who has gotten everyone excited about her bright future. So much so that this player has gained support from an ex-NBA star.

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The score leader of the 2023 WNBA season is Jewell Loyd followed by Breanna Stewart. Even though the Las Vegas Aces’ forward A’ja comes third behind them, fans are excited to see her bright future unfold in the league.

JJ Redick Recognizes Wilson’s Versatility

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In a recent interview, JJ Redick praised A’ja Wilson’s incredible skills. He placed her alongside WNBA stars Jewell Loyd and Breanna Stewart. Redick highlighted Wilson’s versatility, which has become even more apparent this season. To average 22.8 per game is no easy feat and A’ja has proved herself, listing herself in the top 3 scorers in the WNBA.

A’ja Wilson’s versatility shines through as she seamlessly adapts to different roles on the court. Redick remarked, “Her ability to kind of shape-shift has popped even more this year.” This adaptability has been crucial as the Liberty has worked to integrate new players into their lineup.

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Courtney VanderSloot and Jacquel Jones joined the team. And with injuries and preseason disruptions, the Liberty faced challenges in building cohesion. As a result, Wilson had to adjust her game accordingly. Redick noted, “Stewie has had to…she can play on or off the ball, but her role has also kind of fluctuated.”

A’ja Wilson and Her Adaptability in the Face of Challenges

However, as the season progressed, and the team found its rhythm, A’ja Wilson’s ability to float seamlessly on and off the ball became a game-changer. Redick emphasized, “Now you’re getting to see more of Stewie just float on and off the ball. And it’s a lot more. She doesn’t have to do everything.”

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While A’ja Wilson has shown her versatility consistently, there have been some standout moments. Redick pointed out, “There are also the nights against… the fever, the links game where she just blew things open through three quarters, the 40-point game against Dallas.” These performances illustrate her ability to take charge when needed.

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