June 10, 2022 

Daily Briefing — June 10, 2022: Why are there five games on today’s schedule?

And why are four of them on at the same time

It’s Friday — the workweek’s almost passed! Welcome to The Next’s Daily Briefing, featuring the W Roundup and daily Watch List. Day 29 of the WNBA season and its schedule is here, featuring me, at my wit’s end. For the second time in the past week, at least 10 of the WNBA’s franchises are playing on the same day; over that same span, three days have featured no games at all. Oh, and on each of those two oversaturated days, four games almost entirely overlap.

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Seriously, I’m at my wit’s end. I cannot keep up with this. And if I can’t keep up with this schedule, how are most fans supposed to?!

But first, read:

W Roundup

Chicago: Activated point guard Julie Allemand

Minnesota: Center Sylvia Fowles is out indefinitely with an injury to the cartilage in her right knee

New York: Re-signed point guard Crystal Dangerfield to another hardship

Phoenix: Signed off-ball guard Jennie Simms to a hardship contract

Watch List, Friday, June 10

(All times in Eastern, Game Of The Day in bold)

Chicago @ Connecticut, 7 p.m., League Pass/Twitter (Local: WCIU, NESN+)

New York @ Indiana, 7 p.m., League Pass (Local: YES, Bally Sports Indiana)

Seattle @ Dallas, 8 p.m., CBS Sports Network (Local: JOEtv/Amazon Prime video, Bally Sports Southwest Extra)

Washington @ Minnesota, 8 p.m., League Pass (Local: Monumental, Bally Sports North)

Atlanta @ Phoenix, 10 p.m., CBS Sports Network (Local: Bally Sports South, Bally Sports Arizona Extra)

Written by Em Adler

Em Adler (she/they) covers the WNBA at large and college basketball for The Next, with a focus on player development and the game behind the game.


  1. Dana Stewart on June 10, 2022 at 9:56 am

    I think more games on a Friday night will have better attendance. Same as the last time when a full skate as on a Sunday. It might not the best for us hard core folks but I think they’re getting trying to get more butts in the seats.

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