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Caitlin Clark and Aliyah Boston are finally working together

By meerna Jun18,2024
Caitlin Clark and Aliyah Boston are finally working together

Inherently, the entire calculus changed for the Indiana Fever after winning the Caitlin Clark lottery in the 2024 WNBA draft. As arguably the most extraordinary talent to ever come into the league, the franchise understandably adjusted to her strengths.

Perhaps no member of the Fever sacrificed more to make room for Clark than last year’s No. 1 overall pick, Aliyah Boston. Many assumed these two would form a lethal pick-and-roll duo. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the smooth transition many expected. However, the bond between the talented, exciting young tandem is developing and the numbers reflect that.

In May, when the 1-8 rush began, Boston experienced a noticeable decline in statistical output compared to his first year as a pro. She averaged 11 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and less than one block per game, and shot 45.2% from the field. She’s since returned to her pre-Clark form, looking like the unanimous 2023 Rookie of the Year we’ve become accustomed to.

Boston is averaging 14.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.2 dimes and 1.7 blocks in six June contests. Her hot streak shows that she and Clark are becoming more comfortable playing together. Moreover, they work well together, as evidenced by the dramatically increased number of assists in the last two matches.

In their first 13 games between them, Clark assisted Boston only 17 times. The former tied the game nine times in Indiana’s last two meetings with the Atlanta Dream and Chicago Sky.

It’s no wonder that the thriving relationship between Clark and Boston translates into success on the court for the Fever. Since the disastrous start to the campaign, Indiana is 4-2.

It took a long time, but Clark, Boston, and The Fever seemed to pull it off. While it may already be too late to save this season based on ESPN’s projections, it’s an encouraging sign for their collective long-term prospects.

The future is bright in Indiana, with Clark and Boston as the main characters.

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