Posts by Hunter Cruse

Hunter Cruse covers the Atlanta Dream and the WNBA Draft for The Next.

Allisha Gray standing on the court during Atlanta's blowout road loss to Washington

Allisha Gray’s career season leads to first All-Star appearance

July 1, 2023

Coach Tanisha Wright: ‘We knew what we were doing when we brought Allisha here to Atlanta’

Nia Coffey walks out to the court before Atlanta's home game against New York on June 23

How Nia Coffey anchors the Atlanta Dream’s defense, a film study

June 26, 2023

‘It’s just about applying pressure, so I can be a threat on both ends of the floor’

Rhyne Howard drives to the basket vs. the Las Vegas Aces

‘There’s always things you can celebrate’ for Atlanta Dream

June 12, 2023

Takeaways after Atlanta’s three-game home skid

Aari McDonald and Haley Jones pictured smiling during home game vs. Chicago Sky

How does Aari McDonald’s injury impact Atlanta Dream?

June 6, 2023

Dream’s McDonald to miss 3-to-4 weeks with torn labrum

Taylor Mikesell (left) and Haley Jones (right) sporting custom Barbara Turner pins before matchup with New York on June 9 (Photo credit: screenshot of media recording)

What are the Dream getting in sharpshooting guard Taylor Mikesell?

June 5, 2023

Atlanta adds former Fever second-round draft pick

Notebook: Where do Atlanta Dream stand through five games?

June 4, 2023

Stats and storylines after 2-3 start to the season

Monique Billings' defense impact plays a major role in the Atlanta Dream's 19-point comeback over the Lynx on May 23 (Photo credit: Aaron Lavinsky, The Star Tribune)

Inside the largest comeback in Atlanta Dream history

May 24, 2023

‘It’s directional communication’

2023 WNBA season preview: Atlanta Dream

May 16, 2023

The WNBA’s young, fun playoff hopeful

Team Paige poses for a photo after winning the Women’s 5s during the Takeover on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at OTE Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo credits: Logan Riely, Overtime Elite)

‘New-age guards’ shine at Overtime Takeover Event

May 8, 2023

Which top high school prospects stood out at the Atlanta event?

Cheryl Reeve meets with the media after Minnesota's 97-92 win against the Washington Mystics on July 26 at Target Center in Minneapolis (Photo Credit: John McClellan)

How the Lynx turned a fringe WNBA player into 2023 draftees Maïa Hirsch and Brea Beal

April 23, 2023

Minnesota uses ‘Sam Presti-like’ strategy to add top international prospect in 2023 draft