Posts by Isabel Rodrigues

Isabel Rodrigues (she/her) is a contributing editor for The Next from upstate New York. She occasionally covers 3x3 and labor in women's basketball.

USA wing Kahleah Copper (36) defends France wing Gabby Williams (15), who looks for a teammate to pass to.

Daily Briefing — Sept. 21, 2022: Everything you need to know about the 2022 FIBA World Cup

September 21, 2022

Plus: Robert Sarver, caught sowing, finally reaps

Las Vegas Aces center A'ja raises the 2022 WNBA championship trophy. The rest of the Aces team celebrate around her, with their arms in the air.

Daily Briefing — Sept. 19, 2022: ACES WIN! ACES WIN! — Las Vegas capture franchise-first WNBA title in gritty victory over Connecticut

September 19, 2022

Chelsea Gray wins Finals MVP, Alyssa Thomas makes triple-double history

Sun big wing Alyssa Thomas (25) and Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) in a jump-ball at the top of the key. Sun big wing DeWanna Bonner (24) boxes out Aces point guard Chelsea Gray (12), Sun point guard Natisha Hiedeman (2) boxes out Aces point guard Kelsey Plum (10), Sun off-ball guard Courtney Williams (10) and Aces wing Jackie Young (0) try to box each other out, and Sun big Jonquel Jones (31) boxes out Aces center Kiah Stokes (41)

Daily Briefing — Sept. 18, 2022: Connecticut Sun, Las Vegas Aces return to Mohegan Sun for Game 4

September 18, 2022

What’s in the cards? Only time will tell.

The French U23 3x3 team poses with the trophy and medals after winning the 2022 FIBA Nations League Final.

Daily Briefing — Sept. 17, 2022: FIBA Nations League, Women’s Series headline thrilling week of 3×3 play

September 17, 2022

Plus: World Cup roster updates

Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (24) drives to the basket as Aces wing Jackie Young (0) defends. Sun center Brionna Jones (42) runs toward the basket on the opposite side of Young from Bonner.

Daily Briefing — Sept. 16, 2022: Oh wh-AT a night! Alyssa Thomas’ historic triple-double wills Connecticut to critical victory

September 16, 2022

Plus: All-WNBA teams unveiled

Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) faces the camera and brings up the ball. An unidentifiable Connecticut Sun player stands to her left.

Daily Briefing — Sept. 14, 2022: ALL-TIME A’JA — Wilson’s Aces charge ahead in Game 2

September 14, 2022

What now for Robert Sarver’s Mercury?

Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) shoots while Sun center Brionna Jones (42) contests the shot. Sun big wing DeWanna Bonner (24) closes out to the right.

Daily Briefing — Sept. 13, 2022: CLEAR THE DECKS — Connecticut Sun regroup for Game 2 after loss to Las Vegas

September 13, 2022

Plus: Inaugural DIBF 3×3 World Cup results

Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) gathers the ball at the top of the key while Connecticut Sun big Jonquel Jones (35) defends, her right arm outstretched.

Daily Briefing — Sept. 12, 2022: Las Vegas Aces grab gritty Game 1 over Connecticut

September 12, 2022

Low scores galore and USAB World Cup cuts

Sun center Jonquel Jones (35) looks to shoot while Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) contests. Aces point guard Chelsea Gray (12) stands behind Jones.

Daily Briefing — Sept. 11, 2022: FINAL COUNTDOWN — Aces, Sun get ready for WNBA Finals

September 11, 2022

Plus: Seeing a first-time champ? More likely than you think.

Sun big Jonquel Jones (35) goes for a layup as Sky big Azura Stevens (35) defends.

Daily Briefing — Sept. 9, 2022: SKYFALL — Connecticut Sun eliminate Chicago Sky, advance to finals

September 9, 2022

Plus, some reflections for Skytown — Love, the Sacramento Monarchs