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 Storm center Tina Charles, mid-air, releases a jump shot off her fingertips from atop the key, as Atlanta Dream big Cheyenne Parker lunges toward her with an outstretched arm to contest the shot

Daily Briefing — July 25, 2022: Tina Charles takes charge

July 25, 2022

Teaira McCowan dominates for Dallas

Los Angeles Sparks big Nneka Ogwumike releases a three-pointer from the slot off her fingertips, as Connecticut Sun big wing Jonquel Jones jumps towards her with an outstretched arm to try to block the shot

Daily Briefing — July 22, 2022: The WNBA playoff race heats up

July 22, 2022

Aces get the ship righted, Liberty sink farther

Coach AnnMarie Gilbert crouches on the sideline, pointing out towards the court

Daily Briefing — July 21, 2022: AnnMarie Gilbert, twice resigned after alleged abuse, hired by Winthrop

July 21, 2022

Another early day for the New York Liberty

Indiana Fever combo forward Victoria Vivians releases a jump ball off her fingertips, as Connecticut Sun big wing Jonquel Jones jumps towards her with an outstretched arm to try to block the shot

Daily Briefing — July 19, 2022: Indiana-Los Angeles leads uncompetitive Tuesday schedule, Vegas says

July 19, 2022

A morning treat in Uncasville

Chicago Sky big Emma Meesseman releases a one-legged fadeaway jumper while teammates and members of the Washington Mystics watch on

Daily Briefing — July 17, 2022: Meesseman, Copper lead Sloot-less Sky past Wings

July 17, 2022

Day 61 of the WNBA season is here following an exciting game in Dallas that saw several lead changes and standout performances

Minnesota center Sylvia Fowles stands near the baseline, smugly looking to the side, as Lynx teammates celebrate behind her

Daily Briefing — July 16, 2022: Sylvia Fowles is taking her dominance to another level

July 16, 2022

There’s an argument to be made that Fowles is a top-five player all-time

Diana Taurasi stands at the slot while looking across the court with the ball held behind her upcourt hip, as Washington Mystics off-ball guard Alysha Clark crouches in a defensive stance directly in front of her with a hand in front of Taurasi to obstruct a possible pass

Daily Briefing — July 15, 2022: THE OLD AND THE RECKLESS — Diana Taurasi continues flagrant streak

July 15, 2022

The Aces made small Liberty fans cry on camp day

Phoenix Mercury combo guard Diana Taurasi holds the ball above her head as she attempts a short fadeaway jumper off of leg, while Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles stands in front of her with one arm straight up and one arm out towards the ball to contest the shot

Daily Briefing — July 14, 2022: REEVE-OLTED — Lynx head coach calls out Diana Taurasi for flagrant behavior

July 14, 2022

The Sun out-physical the Fever

Chicago big Candace Parker walks up the court while flashing the "three" symbol with both hands high while Sky wing Kahleah Copper walks up confidently behind her, as the Aces walk away from them towards the Las Vegas sideline for a huddle

Daily Briefing — July 12, 2022: Second-half predictions from The Next staff

July 12, 2022

It’s always Han Xu O’Clock somewhere

Seattle Storm big wing Breanna Stewart leans back with the ball high above her head as she begins to shoot a fadeaway jumper, while New York Liberty big Natasha Howard leans toward her with an arm outstretched to try to block the shot.

The Next’s 2022 WNBA midseason awards

July 11, 2022

Stewart, Wilson in tight MVP race; Howard leads ROY pack