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2022 WNBA Transactions

2022 WNBA Transactions

August 14, 2022 Phoenix: Simms, Jennie – Sign ROS Contract (Hardship)Phoenix: Turner, Yvonne – Sign ROS Contract (Hardship)Phoenix: Davis, Kaela – Sign ROS Contract (Hardship) August 13, 2022 Phoenix: Turner, Yvonne – Hardship ReleasePhoenix: Simms, Jennie – Hardship ReleasePhoenix: Davis, Kaela…

Las Vegas Aces name WNBA legend Becky Hammon as head coach

Las Vegas Aces name WNBA legend Becky Hammon as head coach

  Feb 8, 2020; Sacramento, California, USA; San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon speaks to head coach Gregg Popovich during the fourth quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley…

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces eligible candidates for the Class of 2022

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces eligible candidates for the Class of 2022

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the list of eligible candidates for the Class of 2022. The list includes candidates who have previously been on the ballot. The finalists from the North American…

Washington Mystics secure the first pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft

Washington Mystics secure the first pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft

The Washington Mystics secured the top pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft which will be held next April. The results mark the first time in franchise history that the team Mystics have won the draft…

The 2022 WNBA season tips off May 6 with an expanded schedule

The 2022 WNBA season tips off May 6 with an expanded schedule

The 2022 WNBA regular season gets an early start on May 6 and features an expanded schedule of 36 games per team. The 36-game slate was initially announced Nov. 18. Next year’s regular season ends…

Lottery for the 2022 WNBA Draft set for Dec. 19

Lottery for the 2022 WNBA Draft set for Dec. 19

The draft lottery for the 2022 WNBA Draft is set for Sunday, Dec. 19, at 3 p.m. ET. ESPN will air a 30-minute draft lottery special between games of a doubleheader that afternoon featuring Baylor…

Former Atlanta Dream players Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford suspended without pay for role in altercation

Former Atlanta Dream players Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford suspended without pay for role in altercation

  The league announced the following today: The WNBA announced today that former Atlanta Dream players Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford have been suspended without pay for their roles in an altercation outside of an…

The WNBA approved changes to the league’s playoff format and postseason seeding

The WNBA approved changes to the league’s playoff format and postseason seeding

Beginning with the 2022 season, the WNBA will have a new playoff format and postseason seeding structure. The new postseason structure includes three rounds of series-play using a best-of 3-5-5 format as approved by the…

Michaela Onyenwere receives her 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year trophy

Michaela Onyenwere receives her 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year trophy

The New York Liberty hosted an event to present the 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year trophy to Liberty forward and UCLA graduate Michaela Onyenwere on Wed. Nov. 17. The celebration included a trophy presentation,…

Minnesota looks to ascend in Big Ten with high expectations for returnees

Minnesota looks to ascend in Big Ten with high expectations for returnees

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota returns 12 players from last season and added four newcomers to its 2021-22 squad. The Gophers’ lone exhibition game, a 78-33 win against Minnesota Crookston at Williams Arena October 31, was the…

A Tribute to Mel Greenberg: Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2021 Curt Gowdy Print Media Award Winner

A Tribute to Mel Greenberg: Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2021 Curt Gowdy Print Media Award Winner

Congratulations to Mel Greenberg for receiving the Curt Gowdy Print Media Award. #GowdyAward pic.twitter.com/LO7pciHoSb — Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) September 11, 2021 On September 10, 2021, sportswriter Mel Greenberg was honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame…

Chicago Sky earns first WNBA championship with 80-74 triumph over Phoenix Mercury

Chicago Sky earns first WNBA championship with 80-74 triumph over Phoenix Mercury

The Chicago Sky defeated the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in a hard-fought game four of the 2021 WNBA Finals to give the franchise its first-ever championship. The best-of-five series win came in front of a sellout,…

Chicago Sky tops Phoenix Mercury 86-50 for Game 3 victory, takes 2-1 series lead

Chicago Sky tops Phoenix Mercury 86-50 for Game 3 victory, takes 2-1 series lead

With the largest margin of victory in WNBA Finals history, the Chicago Sky routed the Phoenix Mercury 86-50 in a crucial game three of the best-of-five title series. The victory came in front of a…

The 2021 All-WNBA First Team announced, Jonquel Jones selected unanimously

The 2021 All-WNBA First Team announced, Jonquel Jones selected unanimously

Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, the 2021 WNBA Most Valuable Player, leads the selections to the  2021 All-WNBA First Team. This season marks the first time Jones joins other elite WNBA players on the teams.…

Diana Taurasi fined for “making inappropriate contact with a game official” during Game 2 of Finals

Diana Taurasi fined for “making inappropriate contact with a game official” during Game 2 of Finals

From the WNBA: “Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has been fined $2,500 for making inappropriate contact with a game official, it was announced today by Bethany Donaphin, Head of WNBA League Operations. The incident occurred…

Phoenix Mercury dominate Chicago Sky in overtime to even WNBA Finals with a 91-86 win

Phoenix Mercury dominate Chicago Sky in overtime to even WNBA Finals with a 91-86 win

While the Phoenix Mercury had a slow start, not earning a lead until the end of the second quarter, they outpaced the Chicago Sky overall for a 91-86 overtime victory in game two of the…

Video: Members of the W25 team at Game 1 of the WNBA Finals

Video: Members of the W25 team at Game 1 of the WNBA Finals

October 10, 2021 – Some of the players that were selected to the W25 team (the best players over the last 25 years) spoke to media prior to Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. Full…

Six players in double figures lead Chicago Sky to a Finals Game 1 win over Phoenix Mercury,  91-77

Six players in double figures lead Chicago Sky to a Finals Game 1 win over Phoenix Mercury, 91-77

The Chicago Sky ran past the Phoenix Mercury, 91-77, to take game one of the WNBA Finals on Sunday afternoon at the Footprint Center in Phoenix with 10,191 fans in attendance. Six players scored in…

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s 2021 Finals Press Conference

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s 2021 Finals Press Conference

Ahead of game one of the 2021 WNBA Finals between the Chicago Sky and the Phoenix Mercury, the league’s commissioner Cathy Engelbert addressed the media during a Q&A. THE MODERATOR: Welcome to the Commissioner press…

Diana Taurasi clutch as the Phoenix Mercury defeat the Las Vegas Aces, 87-84, to advance to the WNBA Finals

Diana Taurasi clutch as the Phoenix Mercury defeat the Las Vegas Aces, 87-84, to advance to the WNBA Finals

The Phoenix Mercury will get a shot at earning a fourth WNBA title after defeating the Las Vegas Aces 87-84 in a deciding game five of the playoff semifinal series between the teams. Led by…

Sky douse Sun 79-69 to advance to Finals for the first time since 2014

Sky douse Sun 79-69 to advance to Finals for the first time since 2014

With four players in double figures, the Chicago Sky advanced to the WNBA Finals for the second time in franchise history after beating the Connecticut Sun 79-69 in a best-of-five semifinal series. The last time…

New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere named 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year

New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere named 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year

New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere is the 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year. She is the first Liberty player to win the annual award. She received  47 votes from a national panel of 49…

WNBA Playoff Semifinals: Series Even Ahead of  Game 3 Matchups

WNBA Playoff Semifinals: Series Even Ahead of Game 3 Matchups

Chicago – Connecticut Series Game1: Tue. Sep. 28, Chicago 101, Connecticut 95 (2OT) Game 2: Thu. Sep. 30, Connecticut 79, Chicago 68 Video: Game Recap Video: Full Game Highlights Game 3: Sun. Oct. 3, Connecticut…

WNBA Playoffs: Semifinals on Tap

WNBA Playoffs: Semifinals on Tap

Format (from WNBA.com): The semifinals feature a best-of-five format, with the No. 1 overall seed playing the lowest remaining seed and the No. 2 overall seed meeting the remaining team. The Nos. 1 and 2…

Minnesota falls in the second round of playoffs as Chicago outperforms the Lynx 89-76 to secure a semifinals spot

Minnesota falls in the second round of playoffs as Chicago outperforms the Lynx 89-76 to secure a semifinals spot

Chicago has Minnesota’s number. In all three meetings this season against the Lynx, the Sky scored 80 or more points,  including Sunday’s 89-76 victory in the second elimination game of the day, coming after Phoenix…

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