WNBA

Charlie Collier expects to be the first overall pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft on Thursday evening. (Image: Texas Athletics)

With Four Early Picks, Dallas Wings Set to Dominate WNBA Draft

Thursday’s WNBA draft will provide all 12 teams in the league with an opportunity to reload their rosters, find new talent, and build for the future. But if you only tune in for the first round or so, it will be easy to come away with the impression that the […]

Retired WNBA player Renee Montgomery (Image: Rich von Biberstein/Getty)

Recent WNBA Purchases are Latest in Red Hot Sports Franchise Market

Two more pro teams, the Las Vegas Aces and the Atlanta Dream, recently changed hands. The WNBA purchases are further evidence of a hyperactive sports franchise market. Even as professional sports continue to lose money due to the pandemic, teams are getting snapped up for top dollar. Predictably, billion-dollar sales […]

The Seattle Storm traded Natasha Howard to the New York Liberty, one of a flurry of high-profile WNBA trades on Wednesday. (Image: USATSI)

Seattle Storm Remain Title Favorites After Flurry of WNBA Trades

The defending champion Seattle Storm traded for two first-round draft picks, then flipped those selections for a number of young players as part of a series of WNBA trades that will allow the titleholders to remain competitive in the years to come. The Storm began Wednesday by trading All-Star forward […]

Atlanta Dream players walk by a Black Lives Matter graphic at the Feld Entertainment Center in Florida. Dream co-owner was critical of WNBA's BLM messaging.

If Kelly Loeffler Is Out as Atlanta Dream Owner, Is LeBron James In?

The WNBA confirmed on Tuesday that the Atlanta Dream will soon have a new owner. The pending sale, first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will likely displace Kelly Loeffler, providing leadership more in step with the league and its players. Loeffler wedged herself between a rock and a hard place. […]

The Seattle Storm have jumped out to a two-game lead over the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA Finals. (Image: Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)

Seattle Storm Look to Crack Las Vegas Aces in Game 3, Sweep WNBA Finals

The Seattle Storm can win their second title in three years on Wednesday by completing a sweep of the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA Finals. PointsBet lists Seattle as a solid 7.5-point favorite over Las Vegas heading into the third game of the series. Storm Surging Toward Fourth Title […]

The Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun will face off in a Game 5 showdown on Tuesday, with the winner going to the WNBA Finals. (Image: Chris O’Meara/AP)

WNBA Semis: Connecticut Faces Las Vegas in Game 5, Winner Gets Seattle

The Connecticut Sun will battle the Las Vegas Aces in a decisive Game 5 of their WNBA semifinal series, with the winner moving on to face the Seattle Storm. Seattle swept the Minnesota Lynx to reach the WNBA Finals, finishing off the series with a 92-71 blowout on Sunday. Storm […]

The Phoenix Mercury advanced to the second round of the WNBA playoffs thanks to a buzzer beater by Shey Peddy (right) on Tuesday. (Image: Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)

WNBA Playoffs: Minnesota, Los Angeles Favored in Second-Round Elimination Games

Four teams will compete in single-elimination matchups in the WNBA playoffs on Thursday night, with the winners advancing to face the league’s top teams in the best-of-five semifinals. The Minnesota Lynx will take on the Phoenix Mercury in the first game, while the Los Angeles Sparks battle the Connecticut Sun […]

The Dallas Wings and Washington Mystics are tied for the final WNBA playoff spot with two games to play. (Image: Ned Dishman/NBAE/Getty)

WNBA Playoff Scenarios: Three Teams Fighting for Final Postseason Spot

The Dallas Wings, Washington Mystics, and Atlanta Dream are all in contention for the eighth and final seed in the WNBA playoffs with just three days remaining in the regular season. The WNBA regular season wraps up on Sunday with three games the league rescheduled after players sat out in […]

The Seattle Storm have the best record in the WNBA at 11-3. (Image: Julio Aguilar/Getty)

Seattle Storm Still Favorites to Win WNBA Title, Cracks are Showing

Sportsbooks still see the Seattle Storm as the clear favorites to win the 2020 WNBA Championship, but recent losses have begun to cast doubt on that status. The Storm stand atop the Western Conference with an 11-3 record, the best mark in the WNBA this season. Stewart, Bird Return to […]

Sabrina Ionescu, the New York Liberty's #1 draft pick, has already made a big splash. (Image: Amber Matsumoto/Yahoo Sports)

WNBA Championship Betting: Sabrina Ionescu and NY Liberty Odds Bump

The WNBA season tipped off over the weekend and FanDuel updated its WNBA title odds. Three teams are co-favorites to win 2020 WNBA championship with the Washington Mystics, Seattle Storm, and Los Angeles Sparks at 9/2 odds apiece. The Las Vegas Aces are right behind the co-leaders at 5/1 odds […]

Kyrie Irving has committed $1.5 million towards supporting WNBA players who have opted out of the 2020 season. (Image: Mitchell Leff/Getty)

Kyrie Irving Pledges $1.5 Million for WNBA Players Who Opt Out of 2020 Season

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving is supporting WNBA players who have chosen to sit out of the upcoming season by committing $1.5 million in supplemental funds. Irving will provide funds for players who chose not to play either because of social justice or coronavirus concerns. Irving Earmarks Funds for Players […]

New York Liberty and the Seattle Storm will face off for the first game of the 2020 WNBA season (Image: Katy Willens/AP)

WNBA 2020 Week 1 Schedule, Preseason Futures and Ionescu Debut

The WNBA 2020 regular season schedule gets underway on July 25 and runs through Sept. 12. The players are already bubbled (or wubbled) at the IMG Academy in Florida. Fortunately, fans won’t have to wait long for Sabrina Ionescu’s professional debut, scheduled for opening day. The players are already at […]

Some WNBA players staying at The Lodge at IMG Academy have reported substandard conditions. (Image: IMG Academy)

Housing Concerns, Kelly Loeffler Comments Among Issues Surrounding WNBA Bubble

Efforts to start the WNBA season at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida hit some snags this week as some players complained of substandard housing conditions and meals after arriving at the complex. While player experiences varied depending on where they were staying, some reported rodent traps and faulty plumbing […]

Connecticut Sun star Jonquel Jones became the first WNBA player to opt out of the 2020 season over health concerns earlier this week. (Image: Mary Altaffer/AP)

WNBA Players Concerned with Florida Bubble Plan as Opt-Out Deadline Arrives

ESPN reported Thursday that some WNBA players have expressed concerns over the league’s return-to-play plan, and feel rushed in their decisions over whether to play in the 2020 season. Several WNBA players have already opted out of the season for reasons ranging from social justice priorities to health concerns. Players, […]

Nneka Ogwumike, who is president of the WNBA player’s association, said the WNBA season resuming will be a benefit to the league. (Image: Getty)

Players Ready for Postponed WNBA Season to Start

A month after the WNBA season was orignally set to begin, officials announced games will start in late July at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert laid out the plans to save the season on Monday. Engelbert says the league is in the final stages of […]

The WNBA has proposed playing a 22-game season at the IMG Academy in Florida. (Image: Brad Mills/USA Today Sports)

WNBA Proposes Playing 22-Game Season at IMG Academy in Florida

ESPN reported Thursday that the WNBA is proposing a 22-game season to players, one that would be played entirely at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The plan remains tentative, with the league aiming to hold its playoffs in October. Players Yet to Respond to WNBA Plan Players only recently […]