May 17, 2022 

Daily Briefing — May 17, 2022: HIGH FIVE — Tuesday brings busiest schedule to date with five games

A silver lining for Cloud

It’s Tuesday. Welcome to The Next’s Daily Briefing, featuring the W Roundup and daily Watch List. Day nine of the WNBA is here, featuring the biggest night of the year so far, with five games on the schedule. That’s right: five! We’ve got something for everyone: young, rough teams in Atlanta-Indiana; the wild west in Phoenix-Las Vegas; and more! Don’t feel too overwhelmed, though — with only one game on tomorrow’s docket, you’ve got plenty of time to catch up on what you might miss with so much action tonight.

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W Roundup

Atlanta: Declined combo forward Megan Walker’s fourth-year rookie-contract option, per Rachel Galligan

Chicago: Center Li Yueru is expected to arrive by the end of the week

Minnesota: Activated off-ball guard Kayla McBride, terminating combo guard Yvonne Turner’s hardship contract

Seattle: Combo guard Epiphanny Prince has cleared health and safety protocols (big wing Breanna Stewart has not), terminating point guard Raina Perez’s hardship contract

Washington: Point guard Natasha Cloud has cleared health and safety protocols. Full explanation of recent Mystics moves here, via our Jenn Hatfield:

Watch List, Tuesday, May 17

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

Connecticut @ New York, 7 p.m., League Pass (Local: NESN+/YES)

Atlanta @ Indiana, 7 p.m., League Pass (Bally Sports Southeast/Indiana Fever Livestream)

Washington @ Dallas, 8 p.m., CBS Sports Network (Local: Bally Sports Southwest Extra/Monumental)

Phoenix @ Las Vegas, 10 p.m., CBS Sports Network (Local: Bally Sports Arizona Extra/My LV TV)

Minnesota @ Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m., League Pass (Local: Bally Sports North Extra/Spectrum SportsNet)

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.

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