Washington Mystics

Los Angeles Sparks guard Brittney Sykes sits in a defensive stance against Washington Mystics point guard Natasha Cloud.

Brittney Sykes set to sign with Washington Mystics in free agency

By Jenn Hatfield / January 29, 2023

Sykes will replace Alysha Clark, who has agreed to terms with Las Vegas

Ariel Atkins draws on a dry erase board with her left hand, and players surround her, watching intently.

Inside Ariel Atkins’ coaching stint at the NBA Academy Women’s Camp Latin America

By Jenn Hatfield / January 20, 2023

For Atkins, it was a chance to try out coaching — and give back to her sport

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.

Alysha Clark (22) high-fives her Washington Mystics teammates as she takes the court during lineup introductions.

2023 WNBA free agency preview: Washington Mystics

By Jenn Hatfield / January 4, 2023

Improving the offense is top priority for GM Mike Thibault

A view of part of the court at the Entertainment and Sports Arena, including one basket and most of the lane, plus the Washington Mystics' name on the baseline.

Five Washington Mystics games to watch in 2023

By Jenn Hatfield / December 11, 2022

Eric Thibault’s debut, revenge, a pivotal West Coast trip and more

Then-Washington Mystics associate head coach Eric Thibault watches the game from the sideline with his hands at his sides. His father and then-head coach Mike Thibault is in the background with his arms crossed.

‘Nothing different’: Why new Mystics head coach Eric Thibault is ready to hit the ground running

By Jenn Hatfield / November 20, 2022

Thibault grew up immersed in the game, now gets first head-coaching job

Thumbnail preview for the Locked on Women's Basketball podcast episode about the changing of WNBA front offices

Locked on Women’s Basketball: A new era in WNBA front offices

By The Next / November 18, 2022

Host Jackie Powell is joined by an all-star panel to discuss some of the front office changes we’ve seen in the past two months

A close-up photo of Washington Mystics head coach and general manager Mike Thibault smiling.

Mike Thibault retires as Washington Mystics head coach, will remain general manager

By Jenn Hatfield / November 15, 2022

Eric Thibault slides into head coaching role after 10 years on his father’s staff

Representatives from the four teams in the 2023 WNBA draft lottery, including Washington Mystics point guard Natasha Cloud (third from left), stand behind podiums and await their fate.

Why the Washington Mystics see a bright future even after losing draft lottery

By Jenn Hatfield / November 13, 2022

The Mystics will pick fourth in the 2023 WNBA Draft—one year after taking Shakira Austin at No. 3

Erica McCall

Locked on Women’s Basketball: What do we learn from Erica McCall’s story about mid-tier WNBA players?

By The Next / October 21, 2022

Jackie and Jenn discuss Erica McCall’s injury after being cut by Washington and how she dealt with it