Alanna Smith

Graphic with photo of Alanna Smith (8) celebrating and smiling toward the right during a game between the Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm. Mercedes Russell walks with her back to the camera slightly in front of Smith. White text on orange background below reads "The Alanna Smith Lynx". Locked On Women's Basketball logo at top right. Headshots of host Howard Megdal and guest Alanna Smith at lower right.

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Alanna Smith powers Minnesota Lynx hot start, eyes Australia gold

By The Next / June 11, 2024

Smith talks making it in the WNBA, Opals at the Olympics and more

Lynx players celebrate a victory

Defense defines Minnesota’s early season success

By Terry Horstman / June 7, 2024

Napheesa Collier: ‘We play everyday with joy’

Players on the Minnesota Lynx bench hold three fingers up in the air to celebrate a teammate, off screen, hitting a 3-pointer in a WNBA game. In front of them, a ref is pointing out to show she is counting, while a crowd celebrates behind.

Sunday Notes, Week 3: The good, the bad and the interesting — Lynx offense, Dream defense and Sun offense

By Em Adler / June 2, 2024

Your weekly journey around the WNBA takes a couple deep dives into the top teams in the league … and also the Dream

MN Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury, Diamond Miller (F#1) & Napheesa Collier (F#24) celebrate victory final 2023 regular season home game, on September 3rd, 2023 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota (photo credit John McClellan)

2024 WNBA season preview: Minnesota Lynx

By Terry Horstman / May 3, 2024

Expectations trend up after Minnesota’s return to the playoffs in 2023

Lynx forward Nikolina Milić (31) looks toward the basket and pushes against Sun guard Leigha Brown (32), who blocks her path.

Minnesota, Chicago execute WNBA Draft eve trade

By Terry Horstman / April 14, 2024

Lynx send Nikolina Milić to Sky for Sika Koné and 2025, 2026 draft capital; 2024 first-round pick swap

MN Lynx vs Chicago Sky, Sky team Alanna Smith (F#8), Courtney Williams (G#10), Elizabeth Williams (C-F#1) Kahleah Copper (G-F#2) on May 19th, 2023 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota (photo credit John McClellan)

Alanna Smith and Courtney Williams are bringing a “great ball of energy” to Minnesota

By Terry Horstman / March 13, 2024

The Lynx introduced the pair of free agent newcomers, who expressed their excitement at joining the franchise

Elena Delle Donne, Nneka Ogwumike and DeWanna Bonner are all still unsigned in WNBA free agency, as of Feb. 2. (All photo credits: Domenic Allegra | The Next)

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Why has WNBA free agency felt different in 2024?

By The Next / February 2, 2024

Rachel Galligan of Winsidr breaks down the moves that have happened and what’s still coming

Chicago Sky forward Alanna Smith takes an open right-handed jump shot as a Minnesota Lynx defender is late to close out.

Minnesota Lynx expected to sign free agent forward Alanna Smith

By Terry Horstman / January 27, 2024

Cheryl Reeve and the Lynx take their first dip into free agency

Two of the most notable players in free agency face each other on the court: Washington Mystics big wing Elena Delle Donne defends Phoenix Mercury point guard Skylar Diggins-Smith

The Next’s 2024 WNBA free agency predictions

By Em Adler / January 21, 2024

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

Chicago Sky guard Courtney Williams surveys the court against the Washington Mystics

2024 WNBA free agency preview: Chicago Sky

By Monique Newton / January 13, 2024

As the Sky search for a starting point guard, will they promote their own talent, or pick up a free agent?