Seattle Storm

Chicago sky big Azurá Stevens dribbles while posting-up Washington Mystics big Myisha Hines-Allen, as Stevens puts a hand on Hines-Allen's hip and starts to spin around her

The Offseason Matrices: The Next’s 2023 WNBA offseason and free agency tracker

By Em Adler / January 20, 2023

The Next’s 2023 offseason and free agency tracker is here! WNBA contracts and team interests, cap sheets, trades, coaching changes, and more.

Storm point guard Sue Bird enters Entertainment and Sports Arena. She's wearing shades, gold chains, and a dark blue velvet shirt.

Seattle Storm to retire Sue Bird’s jersey in 2023

By Em Adler / January 19, 2023

The Storm announced Thursday that they will be retiring Bird’s No. 10 jersey on June 11, 2023

Seattle Storm big wing Breanna Stewart stands with her hands on her hips, photographed from a side angle.

2023 WNBA free agency preview: Seattle Storm

By Rowan Schaberg / January 11, 2023

Will Breanna Stewart stay or go?

Lin Dunn

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Lin Dunn reflects on Sue Bird, charts course for NaLyssa Smith and the Indiana Fever 

By The Next / September 7, 2022

Howard and Lin Dunn discuss yesterday’s semifinal matches plus Dunn planning a new coach-lottery strategy to end Indiana’s bad luck and Sue Bird’s last game in a Seattle uniform

Did the Seattle Storm just let their season slip away?

By Rowan Schaberg / September 6, 2022

How Seattle can recover and force a Game 5

Four pictures in a collage: on the left, Seattle Storm big wing Breanna Stewart, mid-air, leaps from under the rim to Dallas Wing big Isabelle Harrison and blocks Harrison's shot with her fingertips; on the top-right, Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson extends a hand up and out to deter a shot while keeping her back between Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles and the basket, as Fowles catches the ball just outside Wilson's reach; on the bottom-left, Connecticut Sun big wing Alyssa Thomas keeps a hand on the side of Washington big wing Elena Delle Donne while they jockey for post position

The Next’s 2022 WNBA Awards: Defensive Player of the Year and All-Defense

By Em Adler / September 2, 2022

Breanna Stewart rises to the top

Las Vegas

Locked on Women’s Basketball: How do A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces recover from Game 1 loss to Seattle Storm?

By The Next / August 30, 2022

Howard and Matthew discuss Game One of the Seattle vs. Vegas matchup and what the Aces need to do to even the series on Wednesday

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

By Matthew Walter / 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

Thumbnail for the Aug. 26 episode of the Locked on Women's Basketball Podcast, this episode featuring a discussion of the 2022 WNBA semifinals featuring a picture of Tina Charles of the Seattle Storm

Locked on Women’s Basketball: 2022 WNBA Semifinals preview

By The Next / August 26, 2022

Host Missy Heidrick is joined by Seattle Storm beat reporter Rowan Schaberg to discuss the upcoming of semifinal action in the 2022 WNBA Playoffs

Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins kneels on the court after failing to prevent an errant pass from going out of bounds.

Film room: How the Storm defense stonewalled the Mystics in Game 1

By Em Adler / August 20, 2022

There truly are no answers for the Storm defense