On Friday night, Connecticut Sun coach and basic manager Curt Miller gathered with players for a catered supper in their group room. The players live and work around each other 24/7 in the WNBA bubble in Bradenton, Fla. But Friday was another opportunity to hang around together and pause the hectic schedule of back-to-back games.

“( Friday) was among those instances where you might feel the group has to do with ready to break through,” Miller said. “The group is going to take the next action together. What does that mean for the remainder of the year? I don’t know. But I’m informing you: We will point back to (Friday) night’s dinner if this group continues to cross the next couple of years.”

Miller highlighted the dinner as an example of how rapidly the group has actually bonded and stuck. Entering into the season with six new gamers and without All-Star center Jonquel Jones, the coach touted the value of structure chemistry. With an 0-5 start to the …