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Washington Mystics' Matee Ajavon averaged 14.7 points per game last season. The Mystics kick off the 2012 campaign Saturday against the Chicago Sky. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Mystics forward Monique Curry spent last season on the sidelines recovering from an ACL injury to her left knee. The seven-year veteran hopes to help improve on the team's 6-28 record from last season. (Mystics photo)

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Washington Mystics forward Monique Curry (Mystics photo)

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Chicago Sky's Tamera Young, right, looks to a pass as Washington Mystics' Matee Ajavon guards during the first quarter Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, in Rosemont, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Despite battling foul trouble, Washington Mystics' Crystal Langhorne scored a game-high 17 points in the Mystics' 82-75 loss against the Connecticut Sun. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

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Washington Mystics' Crystal Langhorne (shown in a photo against the Atlanta Dream) led the Mystics in scoring with 18 points in their 64-63 win against the New York Liberty on Friday night. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Washington Mystics' Matee Ajavon averaged 14.7 points per game last season and 3.1 assists. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Washington Mystics forward Nicky Anosike (shown against the Los Angeles Sparks) only scored five points, but also grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds in the Mystics' 86-79 loss to the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

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Phoenix Mercury forward Candice Dupree and Washington Mystics forward Kerri Gardin fight for a rebound during a WNBA basketball game on Friday in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Pat Shannahan)

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FILE - In this June 21, 2011, file photo, Washington Mystics' Crystal Langhorne, right, shoots the ball over Indiana Fever's Tamika Catchings during the fourth quarter of a WNBA basketball game in Washington. The Mystics lost 68-57 to the Fever on Saturday. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez, File)

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Washington Mystics' Crystal Langhorne (1) shoots the ball over Indiana Fever's Tamika Catchings, left, during the fourth quarter of a WNBA basketball game on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, in Washington. The Fever won 89-80, pushing the Mystics' losing skid to four games. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

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Tulsa Shock guard Ivory Latta dribbles past Washington Mystics guard Matee Ajavon during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday June 18, 2011. The Mystics lost 77-59. (AP Photo/ Tulsa World, Jeff Lautenberger)

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Washington Mystics' Crystal Langhorne, center passes while guarded by Connecticut Sun's DeMya Walker, left, and Kelsey Griffin, right, during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn., on Saturday, June 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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Washington Mystics' Crystal Langhorne (shown in a game against the Connecticut Sun) had 30 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Mystics to a 98-90 OT victory against the Atlanta Dream Thursday night. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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Washington Mystics' Nicky Anosike, left, drives to the basket while guarded by Connecticut Sun's Asjha Jones, right, during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn., on Saturday, June 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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Washington Mystics' Crystal Langhorne (1) goes to the basket against Connecticut Sun's Asjha Jones, right, during the first half of an WNBA basketball game in 2010. Langhorne led all scorers in Thursday morning's exhibition game against the Chicago Sky with 15 points and nine rebounds. The Mystics won 66-55.

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**FILE ** Washington Mystics rookie Jasmine Thomas, shown in college on March 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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Washington Mystics guard Alana Beard was sidelined for the 2010 season with an Achilles' tendon injury, and she's already day to day for the beginning of the 2011 season with an injury to the same left foot and ankle. Beard missed the Mystics' first game of the season and is also due to be sit out the second one in Atlanta as well. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS President Barack Obama, left, and Washington Mystics part owner Sheila Johnson, center right, applaud as the WNBA game between the Washington Mystics and Tulsa Shock begins Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, in Washington.

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** FILE ** Washington Mystics Matee Ajavon, Monique Currie, Chasity Melvin. (File photo by Joseph Silverman/The Washington Times