Posts by Matthew Walter

Matthew Walter covers the Las Vegas Aces, the Pac-12 and the WCC for the Next. He is a former Director of Basketball Operations and Video Coordinator at three different Division I women's basketball programs.

Aces will need to both slow down and speed up if they want to even up semifinal series against Seattle

August 29, 2022

Las Vegas will need to learn from their mistakes of Game 1 if they want to win Game 2 against the Storm

Hammon wins 2022 WNBA Coach of the Year

August 26, 2022

The six-time WNBA All-Star adds a new form of hardware to her trophy case

Aces

What the Aces need to do to advance to their fourth straight WNBA semifinals

August 17, 2022

While Phoenix knocked Las Vegas out of last year’s playoffs this season’s opening round series has a much different feel to it

Las Vegas center A'ja Wilson holds the ball in front of her midsection and looks up towards the rim as she runs down from the free-throw line, as Washington Mystics big Elena Delle Donne tries to catch up from behind

How A’ja Wilson has put together another MVP-worthy campaign

August 15, 2022

The 2020 WNBA MVP has put together another incredible season deserving of multiple awards but she only wants one thing: a championship ring

Las Vegas Aces guard Chelsea Gray dribbles the ball as Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins defends.

The Point Gawd is peaking at just the right time

August 12, 2022

Why Chelsea Gray’s strong post All-Star break play has helped propel the Aces towards the playoffs

Aces

Defense is the number one thing that will decide the Las Vegas Aces’ fate in 2022

August 2, 2022

Why the Aces will need to see more defensive performances like the one in their Commissioner’s Cup championship if they want that elusive first championship

Las Vegas Aces point guard Sydney Colson releases a floater in mid-air right in front of the rim while a teammate and Washington Mystics defenders battle under the rim

Why Sydney Colson is grateful for every day she’s in the WNBA

July 19, 2022

What makes the comedy queen of the WNBA so important to the Las Vegas Aces

Las Vegas Aces center Iliana Rupert (21) tries to block Minnesota Lynx forward Natalie Achonwa's close-range shot from behind.

How Iliana Rupert went from a suburb of Paris to the Las Vegas Strip

July 7, 2022

‘She’s an atypical rookie for sure’ -Sydney Colson

Las Vegas Aces forwards Dearica Hamby and A'ja Wilson talk on the court during a preseason game against the Minnesota Lynx at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 1, 2022. (Photo credit: John McClellan | The Next)

How Dearica Hamby has become the Aces’ X-Factor

June 24, 2022

The eighth year veteran knows she doesn’t have to score to make Las Vegas successful

Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson has the ball above her head in mid-air just before releasing a jumper from the low post, as Washington Mystics big Elena Delle Donne jumps towards her with her arm out to try to block the shot

Aces notebook: A’ja Wilson ascending, Jackie Young returns

June 16, 2022

And Iliana Rupert is in town!