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WNBA announces three new partnerships

By Sydney Wingfield / May 13, 2024

DICK’S Sporting Goods, SKIMS and CarMax partner with league

Las Vegas Aces guard Jackie Young shoots a three-pointer over New York Liberty defender Jonquel Jones.

DOUBLED DOWN: Las Vegas Aces comeback secures second straight title behind Wilson, Young

By Em Adler / October 18, 2023

Aces become first team in 21 years to repeat as champions

Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) walks down court facing the camera at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Locked On Women's Basketball logo and small photos of host Howard and guest Matthew are placed to the left. "MVP Week: A'ja Wilson " is written in white text on an orange background at the bottom of the photo.

Locked On Women’s Basketball: 2023 WNBA MVP Week — The case for Las Vegas Aces’ A’ja Wilson

By The Next / September 7, 2023

‘She is trying to make a dynasty’

Courtney Vandersloot, Sandy Brondello, Breanna Stewart and Sabrina Ionescu discuss the New York Liberty win over the Las Vegas Aces on Aug. 28, 2023. (Howard Megdal photo)

The Las Vegas Aces limited Jonquel Jones. The New York Liberty won anyway.

By Jackie Powell / August 29, 2023

‘In order for us to be great, you don’t want to rush it’

New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart (30) shoots during a matchup of top WNBA awards candidates between the Connecticut Sun and the New York Liberty at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA on May 27, 2023.

The Next’s 2023 WNBA midseason awards

By Em Adler / July 26, 2023

MVP, Coach of the Year up for grabs; ROY is Boston’s to lose

New York Liberty big wing Breanna Stewart dribbles downhill while Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson defends her from the side, in a matchup of WNBA preseason favorites.

The Next’s 2023 WNBA preseason awards and predictions

By Em Adler / May 18, 2023

MVP, ROY, and a ton of fun off-the-wall questions asked and answered

Four images of All-WNBA selections in a collage: on the top-left, a shot of Las Vegas point guard Kelsey Plum from behind, holding her follow-through as the ball falls through the hoop, with fans in the background celebrating but out of focus; on the top-right, Phoenix Mercury point guard Skylar Diggins-Smith drives from the key past Connecticut Sun combo guard Natisha Hiedeman, who is falling over towards her; on the bottom-left, Los Angeles Sparks big Nneka Ogwumike jogs up the court while pointing ahead; on the bottom-right, a shot of New York Liberty combo guard Sabrina Ionescu from behind, holding a finger up while looking out towards her teammates and Washington Mystics players

The Next’s 2022 WNBA Awards: All-WNBA

By Em Adler / September 14, 2022

The Next’s official 2022 WNBA awards wrapping up with All-WNBA

Two pictures side-by-side, of Seattle Storm big wing Breanna Stewart on the left and a smiling and jogging-upcourt Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson on the left

The Next’s 2022 WNBA Awards: MVP

By Em Adler / September 7, 2022

Our unofficial tally has Stewart-Wilson as close as it gets

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

Seattle Storm big wing Breanna Stewart leans back with the ball high above her head as she begins to shoot a fadeaway jumper, while New York Liberty big Natasha Howard leans toward her with an arm outstretched to try to block the shot.

The Next’s 2022 WNBA midseason awards

By Em Adler / July 11, 2022

Stewart, Wilson in tight MVP race; Howard leads ROY pack