Posts by Noa Dalzell

Noa Dalzell covers the Boston Celtics for SB Nation's CelticsBlog and the Connecticut Sun for The Next. Her work has also appeared in FanSided and Swish Appeal, as well as CLNS Media. When she's not writing about basketball, she's playing basketball or lobbying for a more sustainable food system.

Marina Mabrey dribbles the basketball

Marina Mabrey makes the Connecticut Sun a legitimate championship contender

July 18, 2024

The trade for the elite scorer puts the team in a win-now position

DeWanna Bonner shoots the basketball over a defender

Inside the remarkable longevity of DeWanna Bonner 

July 15, 2024

‘She could probably roll out the bed and drop 20’

Connecticut Sun forward-guard DeWanna Bonner (on the left wearing number 24) Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas (in the middle wearing number 25) and Connecticut Sun forward Brionna Jones (on the right wearing number 42) face eachother in a triangle, laughing and celebrating.

Connecticut midseason check-in: At 16-4, the Sun have plenty to celebrate

July 5, 2024

Midway through the 2024 WNBA season, the Sun have the league’s second-best record, largely thanks to consistently-stellar defense, the elite play of Alyssa Thomas and DeWanna Bonner, and the breakout of DiJonai Carrington.

What does Moriah Jefferson’s absence mean for Connecticut? 

June 30, 2024

Connecticut Sun backup point guard Moriah Jefferson underwent ankle surgery earlier this week and will be reevaluated in three weeks

Connecticut Sun guard Veronica Burton warms up by shooting a basketball

Veronica Burton has found the perfect home in Connecticut

June 28, 2024

An impactful defender, Burton has already contributed to winning

Alyssa Thomas smiling during a game warmup

Alyssa Thomas is ready for her first Olympic team

June 16, 2024

Connecticut Sun star Alyssa Thomas has never played on an Olympic team, but is primed to be a major contributor next month

Tyasha Harris’ career-best start is helping to fuel the Connecticut Sun’s success

June 9, 2024

Stephanie White: ‘It’s still going to be a growth process’

DiJonai Carrington during a game against the Dallas Wings

The Sun’s lockdown defender, DiJonai Carrington, got her defensive roots playing football

June 2, 2024

DiJonai Carrington’s defensive prowess is the result of athletic prowess, attention to detail – and a defensive linebacker upbringing. Her impact has been transformative for Connecticut

Washington Mystics vs. Connecticut Sun

Inside the Connecticut Sun’s league-leading offense 

May 24, 2024

Five Sun players are averaging double-figures as the Connecticut Sun remain the only undefeated team in the league

Five things we learned about the Connecticut Sun on opening night

May 15, 2024

The Sun, led by Dijonai Carrington, Alyssa Thomas, and DeWanna Bonner spoiled Caitlin Clark’s WNBA debut