Tamika Catchings won league MVP honors last season, but it was bittersweet after an injury limited her when the Indiana Fever needed her most.
Catchings and the Fever aren't the only ones lamenting missed opportunities.
So are the Atlanta Dream, who will visit Indiana on Saturday night in a rematch of the 2011 Eastern Conference finals.
The Fever tied for the best record in the East last season at 21-13, beat New York in the opening round of the playoffs and took a 1-0 lead over Atlanta in the conference finals. Catchings, though, injured her foot in the next game and would combine for just 14 points in Games 2 and 3 as the Fever lost both to get ousted from the postseason.
Catchings, who averaged 15.5 points and 7.1 rebounds in 2011, is healthy and eager to get Indiana back to the WNBA finals for the first time since 2009. The four-time defensive player of the year will switch from small to power forward this season.
"Whatever the team needs me to do, I'm going to do," Catchin...