Posts by Lucas Seehafer

Lucas Seehafer is a general reporter for The Next. He is also a physical therapist and professor at the undergraduate level. His work has previously appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Forbes, FanSided, and various other websites.

Napheesa Collier of the Minnesota Lynx runs up the court and high-fives teammate Kayla McBride against the Los Angeles Sparks

Napheesa Collier’s MVP-level play has fueled the Lynx’s hot start

May 30, 2024

Gone are the days of spunky, overachieving Minnesota

Diamond Miller looks down the court on July 5th, 2023 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lynx Guard Miller out indefinitely following knee surgery

May 29, 2024

A ‘definitive timetable has not been set’ regarding Miller’s return. In the meantime, Bridget Carleton will step up

Connecticut Sun forward Brionna Jones looks to shoot as Atlanta Dream forward Nia Coffey defends

The WNBA’s injury problem

April 15, 2024

2023 saw an increase in injuries across the league

UConn junior Azzi Fudd watches from the bench while teammates warm up. She is wearing UConn's black warm up uniform.

Connecticut can’t catch an injury break, and there’s no simple fix

December 13, 2023

Sometimes, life just isn’t fair

Minnesota Lynx head coach and president of basketball operations Cheryl Reeve sits at the podium and addresses the media. Her arms are crossed in front of her and resting on the table, and a backdrop behind her features Lynx and Mayo Clinic logos.

Cheryl Reeve on building culture, success and The Bubble

August 23, 2023

Reeve sits down with The Next to discuss her approach to coaching and winning

Connecticut Sun forward Brionna Jones looks to shoot as Atlanta Dream forward Nia Coffey defends

WNBA Injury Tracker: Who gets hurt, how often, and why it matters

July 5, 2023

Bookmark our real-time guide to injuries in the WNBA

Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas sits on the bench alertly, with her hands clasped in front of her.

Two Ups and a Down: Alyssa Thomas MVP edition

May 27, 2023

Plus, an icon’s defense and the rise of Jackie Young

Two Ups and a Down: Opening Night edition

May 20, 2023

Griner’s return the ultimate highlight of the first day of WNBA action

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The WNBA has an injury (tracking) issue

May 10, 2023

‘It does kind of feel like you’re reading a book with half the pages ripped out’

Minnesota Lynx forward Jessica Shepard (10) reacts during a game against the Chicago Sky at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 14, 2022. (Photo credit: John McLellan)

2023 WNBA free agency preview: Minnesota Lynx

January 5, 2023

After a rough 2022 season —Minnesota is ‘on a mission’ to get better this offseason