Chicago Sky still competitive after massive changes since winning 2021 WNBA title

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NEW YORK (AP) The Chicago Sky have undergone more change the past two seasons than any team in the WNBA.

And the Sky were coming off their 2021 championship when the turnover began. Kahleah Copper is now the lone remaining starter from that team as Candace Parker, Courtney Vandersloot, Azura Stevens and Allie Quigley are no longer with Chicago.

Copper has embraced the challenge of her leadership role, getting off to a strong start this year in helping the Sky win four of their first seven games. She's averaging a career-best 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds. Copper helped the team pull off a stunning 19-point comeback against the New York Liberty on Sunday, scoring 17 of her 27 points in the third quarter to fuel the rally.