Posts by Em Adler

Em Adler (she/they) covers the Seattle Storm and college basketball for The Next, while also writing for The Chronicle, Duke's independent student paper

Seattle combo guard Epiphanny Prince, mid-air, jumps towards the rim from the side with the ball in her hands in front of her to go for a layup, as a Connecticut defender jumps with her from behind and another Sun looks on from the other side of the rim, while Storm teammates move towards the basket from farther away

Basketball, In Theory: This one stat explains why the Seattle Storm offense has struggled

June 29, 2022

Welcome to “Basketball, In Theory,” a series focused on the abstract and strategic questions about the WNBA and the game of basketball at large. Special thanks to the wonderful Adam Harstad for graciously allowing me to adapt the name of his blog

Minnesota Lynx point guard Moriah Jefferson goes up with the ball in one hand as she attempts a layup

Daily Briefing — June 29, 2022: MoJeff Mo Problems

June 29, 2022

All-Star Game reserves revealed

Las Vegas Aces point guard Kelsey Plum drives past midcourt, past Minnesota Lynx combo guard Yvonne Anderson

Daily Briefing — June 28, 2022: Please enjoy these Kelsey Plum and A’ja Wilson highlights

June 28, 2022

Taurasi scores a season-high 27

Chicago point guard Courtney Vandersloot dribbles upcourt towards a screen that Sky big Ruthy Hebard is setting on Vandersloot's defender, Washington Mystics point guard Rui Machida

Daily Briefing — June 27, 2022: SHE SLOOTS, SHE SCORES

June 27, 2022

Alyssa Thomas is her usual all-purpose menace self

Phoenix Mercury center Tina Charles points up the court while jogging upcourt

Sources: Seattle Storm to sign Tina Charles

June 25, 2022

The future Hall of Famer joins Ezi Magbegor and Mercedes Russell in what could be the most overpowering center rotation this side of Uncasville

Las Vegas Aces players wear white T-shirts saying "Bans off our bodies" at practice on June 24, 2022.

Daily Briefing — June 25, 2022: WNBA responds to Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade

June 25, 2022

Nine of the WNBA’s 12 teams issued statements on social media, and many players spoke out as well

New York Liberty center Stefanie Dolson faces sideways and holds the ball at her hip while looking downcourt

Daily Briefing — June 23, 2022: Liberty needs no glasses

June 23, 2022

Your WNBA all star starters, revealed!

Chicago Sky point guard Courtney Vandersloot, mid-air, releases a jump shot off her fingertips, as a Connecticut Sun defender watches on from either side of her

Daily Briefing — June 22, 2022: PIE IN THE SKY — Chicago pulls off largest comeback in WNBA history

June 22, 2022

Moriah Jefferson leads Lynx to win

Chicago head coach James Wade stands in front of the scorer's table, looking towards the halfcourt, where an out-of-focus Sky combo forward Rebekah Gardner and Connecticut Sun big Alyssa Thomas stand

Daily Briefing — June 21, 2022: Prelude to a Commissioner’s Cup

June 21, 2022

Rupert, Stewie battle on June 29

‘Like a fairy tale’: Sights and sounds from the final homecoming of Sue Bird

June 21, 2022

An ending so perfect, it could have been scripted