The absence of McCoughtry gives the rest of these players the opportunity to step up. It will take a total team effort in order to make this team successful. The Dream have had a couple of “down” years even with McCoughtry. They have a good core but I am not sure they will be making a deep run in the playoffs. The team’s success will be hinged on which players will step up. I think Hayes will blossom in to the leader and Elizabeth Williams will continue to dominate in the paint. Layshia Clarendon’s role may expand a bit as well. I don’t think many believe this team will be one of the last ones standing but when a team has low expectations they just may overachieve. They will be fun to watch.