Am I surprised by the Dream? Absolutely. Atlanta, in the days leading up to the start of this season, would have seemed at the very least in some disarray. It was made public that Chamique Holdsclaw had asked for a trade and wasn't going to report to the team.
Even though Holdsclaw had missed the end of the regular season last year and then been ineffective in one playoff game, she was still thought to be an important part of Atlanta's plans this season. Instead, she ended up being waived.
Thus, with that drama going on, one might have expected the Dream to be distracted or out of sorts. Instead, Atlanta has played more cohesively than any team in the league so far this season.
SlamOnline hops on the Dream boat: