Experts tab Detroit the preseason favorite

Updated: May 15, 2006, 5:21 PM ET

In 2003, a young Shock squad came together at the right time to win the WNBA title. But since then, Detroit has largely been regarded as an underachiever.

"The year after the championship, Detroit's chemistry was absolutely terrible," ESPN analyst Nancy Lieberman says. "Kedra Holland-Corn's departure, Swin Cash's ACL injury and bad chemistry all struck at the same time."

And as a result, the team went 33-35 the past two seasons, with successive first-round playoff exits.

This summer, ...

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