Posts by The Next

SF Bay Area native, 2x grad (Elon, ASU), adjunct professor at ASU's Cronkite School, editor & journalist always looking to tell unique stories.

The Next presents: An Oakland WNBA expansion draft simulation (Part 1 of 2)

August 27, 2021

Our beat reporters set which players are off-limits

Mercury

Injury disasters avoided, Mercury are kicking into higher gear

August 23, 2021

The Mercury’s four-game winning streak has vaulted Phoenix into fifth place at 13-10

Year 1 of Commissioner’s Cup shows potential of in-season competition

August 18, 2021

Sights and sounds from around the inaugural WNBA Commissioner’s Cup championship game and a look at how it grows from here.

Storm deny Sun, cruise to inaugural Commissioner’s Cup crown

August 13, 2021

Seattle’s relentless defense key in rout of Connecticut

Brittney Griner. (Screenshot via WNBA Media Central)

Breaking down the Mercury’s season so far

August 12, 2021

And how do they get from here to a title?

How the Mercury saved their season with a party

July 13, 2021

Phoenix takes 2 of 3 from W’s top teams, even without Taurasi

Kia Nurse knows that ‘every platform matters’

July 8, 2021

Nurse speaks out ahead of representing her country in Tokyo

Mercury ‘slapped in the face’ in Saturday night slaughter by Lynx

July 4, 2021

Listless effort has Phoenix questioning everything entering brutal final week

Mercury searching for solution to shooting slump

July 2, 2021

While Griner shines, the rest of the Mercury aren’t knocking down open looks

What Diana Taurasi’s record-breaking return means for Phoenix

June 28, 2021

Taurasi crossed the 9,000-point mark in Sunday’s Mercury win