Liz and the Opals
Liz was awesome all tournament.
I don't have lineup data although it seemed like at times the Opals played better when she was on the bench.
Players like Penny had more room to drive and create for themselves or others. When Liz is out there on the floor players are just basically driving into her and her defender.
The defense also seemed to click better in that preferred switching style when she was out of the game.
Could running her with the second unit be a potential option? She would be going against backups (and she would eat them up), avoid early fouls and the subbing could be structured to put 4 shooters around her to give her plenty of room to operate. She would essentially be the lone offensive focus of this group in 3-5 minute bursts although there would be enough firepower around the 3pt line to make the other team pay if they send too many players to help.
I'm thinking it wouldn't be an option Liz would be very receptive to.
So far the results in the international tournaments she has played in have been below expectations (London, Rio). She has given her all and isn't the reason for this although the 2nd unit option may be worth experimenting with in the lead up to the next international tournament she plays in.