Extremely mobile, great ball-handling skills and athletic - they're the tools Opals coach Brendan Joyce believes could help Canberra Capitals forward Carley Mijovic make the final squad for the world championships in Turkey in September.
It has been a long, grueling journey, the road defeats against the Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz, the six-game trip that began with losses to the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets and ended with one to the Atlanta Hawks, and, now, these latest Texas stumbles against the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs.
Forward Blake Griffin scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers held on for the narrowest of wins over the Atlanta Hawks.
The Sydney Kings' playoff hopes took a heavy body blow in Melbourne on Sunday but they are far from knocked out.
Amid the celebrations during Bendigo Spirit's first WNBL title last year, coach Bernie Harrower didn't just tempt fate, he stared it in the eye.
New Basketball ACT president David Leaney says the board faces a pleasant headache in its search for a next chief executive.
Sunday's WNBL grand final may be Kristi Harrower's fairytale retirement if the Spirit win.
Sydney Kings co-captain Ben Madgen believes most National Basketball League players want to be competing for points at least twice a week, as his side round out the regular season.