January 21, 2024 

The Next’s 2024 WNBA free agency predictions

Our staff predicts landing spots and contracts for top free agents in 2024

Welcome back to free agency! Now that teams are allowed to begin talks with this year’s class of free agents, we at The Next are bringing you fun, original, informative resources, continuing with our third-annual free agency predictions. Thirteen of our reporters, analysts and contributors submitted their thoughts on how 2024 WNBA free agency might play out. We looked at recent markets, team cap sheets and league trends to help set some expectations for impending offseason moves across the league. Where will Elena Delle Donne end up? What does Skylar Diggins-Smith’s market look like? Read on to find out!

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Listed below are the top 28 free agents, sorted by total projected contract value. Their average contract projections and team predictions are visible. A visual breakdown of our predictions can be seen by clicking “See more detail.” There, you can find a graph of our responses for contract length and a histogram to show the distribution of average annual values (AAV, i.e. salaries). Age and position information is included by relevance to the 2024 WNBA season (ex. how old and which position the player will be for most of the season).

Please note that news has broken since our staff was surveyed. Relevant additional information, such as Andraya Carter’s report of Jordin Canada pursuing a sign-and-trade, is noted below.

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1. Nneka Ogwumike, big, 33 years old

2. Breanna Stewart, big wing, 29 years old

3. Jonquel Jones, center, 30 years old

4. Satou Sabally, big wing, 26 years old

5. Brionna Jones, center, 28 years old

6. Skylar Diggins-Smith, point guard, 33 years old

7. Natasha Cloud, point guard, 32 years old

8. Jordin Canada, point guard, 28 years old

ESPN’s Andraya Carter reported Canada is being cored by Los Angeles in order to arrange a sign-and-trade.

9. Alanna Smith, big, 27 years old

10. Rebecca Allen, combo forward, 31 years old

11. Diamond DeShields, wing, 29 years old

12. Brittney Griner, center, 33 years old

13. DeWanna Bonner, big wing, 36 years old

14. Elena Delle Donne, big wing, 34 years old

15. Gabby Williams, wing, 27 years old

16. Courtney Williams, combo guard, 30 years old

17. Aerial Powers, off-ball guard, 30 years old

18. Nia Coffey, combo forward, 29 years old

19. Katie Lou Samuelson, combo forward, 27 years old

20. Monqiue Billings, big, 28 years old

21. Danielle Robinson, point guard, 35 years old

22. Stefanie Dolson, center, 32 years old

23. Candace Parker, big, 38 years old

24. Kiah Stokes, center, 31 years old

25. Megan Gustafson, center, 27 years old

26. Lindsay Allen, point guard, 29 years old

27. Bridget Carleton, off-ball guard, 27 years old

28. AD, off-ball guard, 27 years old

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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