To say that the Tulsa Shock has a challenging season ahead of it is like saying it can get pretty windy in Oklahoma. Tulsa’s WNBA team finished last season with a 9-25 record, but just as people began to turn their heads away, the Shock made a charge in the last half of the season to break a dismal 15-game losing streak. With so many “ifs” in the air for the Shock – “If Australian center Liz Cambage returns to play,” “if the WNBA draft picks prove strong,” “if Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg can get the season off right” – it may be too much to expect of a team still reeling through a change of faces to dominate the field. It would not, however, be impossible to stand behind them and see where the team can go from here. With a preseason game against Atlanta set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave., it’s a good place to start. Go to www.wnba.com/shock for the team’s schedule and to purchase tickets.
Update note: Cambage will not be returning to the Tulsa Shock this season.