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The 2016 Chicago Sky season was the franchise's 11th season in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

2016 Chicago Sky season
CoachPokey Chatman
ArenaAllstate Arena
Attendance7,009 per game
Results
Record18–16 (.529)
Place4th (Eastern)
Playoff finishSemifinals
Team Leaders
PointsElena Delle Donne (21.5)
ReboundsElena Delle Donne (7.0)
AssistsCourtney Vandersloot (4.0)
Media
TelevisionWMEU-CD
ESPN
ESPN2
NBA TV

OffseasonEdit

Draft picksEdit

The Sky made the following selections in the 2016 WNBA draft:

Round Pick Player Nationality School/Team/Country
1 10 Imani Boyette   United States Texas
3 34 Jordan Jones   United States Texas A&M

PreseasonEdit

2016 pre-season game log
2016 pre-season schedule
  • The Sky was designated the home team for the May 1 and May 5 neutral-site games.

Regular seasonEdit

Game logEdit

2016 game log
Total: 18–16 (Home: 11–6; Road: 7–10)
2016 season schedule

StandingsEdit

Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
3 - New York Liberty 21 13 .618 - 10-7 11-6 11-5
4 - Chicago Sky 18 16 .529 3 11-6 7-10 8-8
5 - Indiana Fever 17 17 .500 4 8-9 9-8 8-8
6 - Atlanta Dream 17 17 .500 4 11-6 6–11 9-7
e - Connecticut Sun 14 20 .412 7 8-9 6-11 4-12
e - Washington Mystics 13 21 .382 8 5-12 8-9 8-8

Notes

# – Playoff seed
e – Eliminated from playoffs

RosterEdit

2016 Chicago Sky roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight DOB From
C 34   Boyette, Imani 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) (1994-10-11)October 11, 1994 (aged 21) Texas
F 51   Breland, Jessica 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) (1988-02-23)February 23, 1988 (aged 28) North Carolina
F/C 41   de Souza, Érika 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) (1982-03-03)March 3, 1982 (aged 34) Brazil
G/F 11   Delle Donne, Elena 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 188 lb (85 kg) (1989-09-05)September 5, 1989 (aged 26) Delaware
C 8   dos Santos, Clarissa 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 196 lb (89 kg) (1988-03-10)March 10, 1988 (aged 28) Brazil
G 21   Faulkner, Jamierra 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) 141 lb (64 kg) (1992-03-09)March 9, 1992 (aged 24) Southern Miss
G/F 44   Laney, Betnijah 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) (1993-10-29)October 29, 1993 (aged 22) Rutgers
F 32   Parker, Cheyenne 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) (1992-08-22)August 22, 1992 (aged 23) Middle Tennessee
G 23   Pondexter, Cappie 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) (1983-01-07)January 7, 1983 (aged 33) Rutgers
G 14   Quigley, Allie 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 140 lb (64 kg) (1986-06-20)June 20, 1986 (aged 29) DePaul
G 22   Vandersloot, Courtney 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 145 lb (66 kg) (1989-02-08)February 8, 1989 (aged 27) Gonzaga
F 1   Young, Tamera 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) (1986-10-30)October 30, 1986 (aged 29) James Madison
Head coach
  Pokey Chatman (LSU)
Assistant coaches
  Jonah Herscu (Lake Forest College)
  Christie Sides (Louisiana Tech)
Athletic trainer
  Heidi Wlezien
Strength and conditioning coach
  Ann Crosby (Western Michigan)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured
Notes
  • Age of player is as of the start of the regular season.

PlayoffsEdit

The Sky's 18–16 regular season record was good for second in the Eastern Conference and fourth overall in the WNBA. This standing led to Chicago being seeded fourth and being granted an automatic bye from the first of two single elimination rounds. In the second single elimination round, the Sky drew sixth-seeded Atlanta, defeating the Dream 108–98 and advancing to the best-of-five semifinal round. The Sky fell to second-seeded Los Angeles in the semifinals, losing in four games.

 
First round:
Single elimination
(Sept. 21)
Second round:
Single elimination
(Sept. 24 and 25)
Semifinals:
Best-of-five
(Sept. 28 – Oct. 6)
WNBA Finals:
Best-of-five
(Oct. 9 – 20)
 
              
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Minnesota Lynx
3
 
 
8
Phoenix Mercury
0
 
 
 
 
 
3
New York Liberty
94
 
 
 
8
Phoenix Mercury
101
 
5
Indiana Fever
78
 
 
 
8
Phoenix Mercury
89
 
1
Minnesota Lynx
2
 
 
 
2
Los Angeles Sparks
3
 
6
Atlanta Dream
94
 
 
 
7
Seattle Storm
85
 
4
Chicago Sky
108
 
 
6
Atlanta Dream
98
 
 
 
 
 
2
Los Angeles Sparks
3
 
 
4
Chicago Sky
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Note: Teams re-seeded after second round and semi-finals.

Semifinals
Team 1 2 3
1
Minnesota Lynx
113 96 82
8
Phoenix Mercury
95 86 67
Team 1 2 3 4
2
Los Angeles Sparks
95 99 66 95
4
Chicago Sky
75 84 70 75
WNBA Finals
Team 1 2 3 4 5
1
Minnesota Lynx
76 79 75 85 76
2
Los Angeles Sparks
78 60 92 79 77


ReferencesEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d All times are specified as Central Time.

NotesEdit