Elena Delle Donne

Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne is shown from the chest up, wearing a white Mystics uniform and looking straight down at the ground.

Why Elena Delle Donne is stepping away from basketball

By Jenn Hatfield / February 8, 2024

Washington is left searching for answers to fill out its roster

Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud walks off the court and looks to her right at fans cheering in the stands. She raises her right arm in acknowledgment.

‘She’s in the front of everything’: Natasha Cloud’s departure from Washington reverberates on the court and in the community

By Jenn Hatfield / February 4, 2024

The outspoken point guard was a fan favorite and one of the city’s longest-tenured athletes

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

Los Angeles Sparks guard Karlie Samuelson leaps off the bench and smiles as she's introduced in the starting lineup.

Washington Mystics fill holes but don’t land a superstar on Day 1 of free agency

By Jenn Hatfield / February 2, 2024

Samuelson, Richards, Vanloo and Engstler can’t replace Mystics legend Cloud

LSU's Angel Reese smiling at the free-throw line in a win over Missouri on Jan. 4, 2024.

Are recruiting rankings an indicator of WNBA success?

By Hunter Cruse / January 28, 2024

Historical analysis on the last decade of high school rankings from ESPN and BlueStar

Six of the top prospects in WNBA history — Candace Parker, Caitlin Clark, A'ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart, Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner — pictured in a graphic.

Ranking the top WNBA Draft prospects of all time

By Em Adler / January 23, 2024

See where all the greats line up

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

Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud and forward/guard Elena Delle Donne stand side-by-side in their black Rebel jerseys, looking out in front of them. Delle Donne clenches her right fist. The text "Are Cloud & Delle Donne gone?" is overlaid at the bottom in all caps, and the orange Locked on Women's Basketball logo is in the top right corner.

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Why Washington Mystics hold the keys to WNBA free agency

By The Next / January 19, 2024

Will Elena Delle Donne and Natasha Cloud still be Mystics for 2024?

A photo taken from below looking into the Washington Mystics huddle, where Elena Delle Donne is addressing her teammates.

2024 WNBA free agency preview: Washington Mystics

By Jenn Hatfield / January 10, 2024

Is Elena Delle Donne done in D.C.?

A close-up photo of Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne about to take a shot in warmups.

What’s next for Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics?

By Jenn Hatfield / October 13, 2023

Delle Donne will be a free agent in January, and the Mystics are at a crossroads