Members of the Atlanta Dream stand on the court. They are, from left to right: Erica Wheeler, Cheyenne Parker, Rhyne Howard, and Kristy Wallace, with Nia Coffey in front of them

Atlanta Mailbag: the future, past and present

By Gabriella Lewis / August 9, 2022

Who will the Dream keep next year? How can they secure a playoff push?

Washington Mystics center/forward Shakira Austin celebrates an and-one against the Connecticut Sun at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on June 19, 2022. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

Mystics rookie Shakira Austin is ‘radiating’ confidence

By Jenn Hatfield / August 9, 2022

‘She oozes talent’

Inside Napheesa Collier’s dramatic return to the court

By Lucas Seehafer / August 9, 2022

‘Everything’s back to normal again’

Dallas Wings wing Marina Mabrey stands above the slot in a triple-threat stance, as Minnesota Lynx off-ball guard Kayla McBride stands a foot in front of her, in a slight crouch to defend

Daily Briefing — Aug. 9, 2022: How to write a press release, by the Phoenix Mercury

By Em Adler / August 9, 2022

Wings clinch playoff berth, no Mabrey about it


Locked on Women’s Basketball: Wild WNBA weekend, the final week of the regular season and playoff preview

By The Next / August 8, 2022

Alex discusses the wild weekend of close games and playoff positioning battles in the WNBA

A shot of Phoenix Mercury combo guard Diana Taurasi from behind, holding her arms out and up in celebration, as in the background a ball drops through the net

Diana Taurasi to miss the remainder of the WNBA season

By Gabriela Carroll / August 8, 2022

Diana Taurasi last played on Aug. 2 in a loss to the Connecticut Sun

Sue Bird soaks in the Seattle crowd following her final regular season home same for the Storm on August 7, 2022. (Lydia Ely photo)

Sights and sounds from Sue Bird’s final regular season game in Seattle

By Rowan Schaberg / August 8, 2022

‘The most memorable game of my career’

Los Angeles Sparks point guard Jordin Canada (21) drives against Mystics point guard Natasha Cloud (9) during a game at Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 7, 2022 (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

Daily Briefing — Aug. 8, 2022: Napheesa Collier returns to Lynx in winning fashion

By Isabel Rodrigues / August 8, 2022

Bye Bye Birdie

Phoenix point guard Shey Peddy, mid-air, rolls the ball off her fingertips towards the hoop for a layup above the restricted area. In the background, Mercury teammates and Washington Mystics defenders look on.

Daily Briefing — Aug. 7, 2022: Arike Ogunbowale returns, prevents Dallas from spreading its wings

By Em Adler / August 7, 2022

The Next’s Daily Briefing, featuring the W Roundup, Watch List, and Yesterday’s Recap, with Arike Ogunbowale returning to poor results.

Atlanta Dream head coach Tanisha Wright stands at midcourt in front of the scorer's table, looking out towards the court and leaning over

A meteoric rise to greatness: the Atlanta Dream’s Tanisha Wright

By Gabriella Lewis / August 7, 2022

A “players’ coach,” Wright’s case for Coach of the Year is predicated on her relationship with her team