Marine Johannes plays defense in WNBA game.
8-3-22 Liberty vs Sparks: Marine Johannes plays defense against Jordin Canada. Photo taken by Joe from @TheLocalW

Listen: Talking All Things Liberty with Jackie Powell of ‘The Next’

The road to the WNBA playoffs continues.

After the Liberty’s Commissioner’s Cup win over the Las Vegas Aces on Tuesday and the Aces’ revenge victory on Thursday, New York is still feeling good before the team returns to play on Aug. 24. At 25-7, the Liberty are second in the WNBA standings, holding an advantage over the Connecticut Sun (22-10), whom they face next.

This week, ‘Gotta Get Up!’ has a special guest! Jackie Powell of The Next joined Erica Ayala to talk all things Liberty and WNBA. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • The Liberty managing and overcoming fatigue during this road trip
  • Breanna Stewart’s workload and ability to impact the game on multiple levels
  • Stef Dolson returning to action following injury
  • Jonquel Jones staying out of foul trouble
  • The Liberty bench continues to develop chemistry with the starters
  • Betnijah Laney punishing mismatches in the low post
  • Sabrina Ionescu’s confidence and ability to punish opposing defenses
  • All things Marine Johannes!
  • How Sandy Brondello and the Liberty coaching staff have been able to unlock MJ and encourage her to be aggressive
  • Three-guard lineups with Courtney Vandersloot, Ionescu and Johannes

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