Alanna Smith

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?

A three-picture collage of the leading WNBA Most Improved Player vote-getters: on top, Jordin Canada dribbles past a Connecticut Sun defender who has fallen over; on the bottom-left, Satou Sabally drives baseline into the paint; on the bottom-right, Alanna Smith looks surprised.

The Next’s 2023 WNBA Awards: Most Improved Player

By Em Adler / September 20, 2023

Jordin Canada takes the internal vote from The Next staff

Phoenix forward Michaela Onyenwere of the Phoenix Mercury brings the ball up the court in Mercury white jerseys.

Michaela Onyenwere regaining groove this season with Phoenix Mercury

By Jesse Morrison / August 21, 2023

‘I’ve seen her grow the most from her 3-point shooting. And expanding her game and being able to be an inside player and an outside player’, Blue said

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

Chicago Sky Notebook: Alanna Smith’s career year, new additions join at the right time

By James Kay / June 14, 2023

Taylor Soule, Khaalia Hillsman offer much-needed support to busy starting lineup

WNBA Chicago Sky big Alanna Smith releases a 3-point jumper off her fingertips while in midair, as Minnesota Lynx guard Tiffany Mitchell lunges toward her with an outstretched arm in an attempt to contest the shot.

Sunday Notes, Week 3: How to beat the Sky, Ionescu’s improvements, Alanna Smith and Horston’s breakouts

By Em Adler / June 11, 2023

Our weekly look around the WNBA breaks down cracks in the Chicago Sky’s defense, some breakout performances and the Xs and Os behind it all.

WNBA Seattle Storm point guard Jade Melbourne dribbles the ball up the court

Sunday Notes, Week 2: Chicago’s defense, Mystics’ offense and Jade Melbourne

By Em Adler / June 4, 2023

Our weekly look around the WNBA also checks on Tiffany Hayes and Rachel Banham’s shooting and Lexie Hull’s mechanics