I’m actually a little embarrassed at how long it took me to realize how underpriced Chelsea Gray and Chiney Ogwumike are. The reason being, when we evaluate the Sparks, we have to completely ignore the first game of the season. Maria Vadeeva dominated, but she is gone. After Derek Fisher failed to play anyone more than 24 minutes in the opener, he has played his entire starting lineup 30+ minutes. That makes all of the starters valuable.

In the other games, the biggest question is how many minutes will be given to players returning from injury. Liz Cambage should see more minutes after playing 14 in both of her games since returning, but how many more is anyone’s guess. The same is true of Sancho Lyttle and Karima Christmas-Kelly. Both are playing in their second games Thursday after playing 12 minutes in their first games back.

Lyttle might be the only Phoenix player I roster Thursday, as they face a tough Minnesota defense at home. On the other hand, Atlanta hopes to...