Kayla Thornton

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 still working through growing pains at halfway point of 2023

By Jackie Powell / July 23, 2023

Even with tying best 20-game start in franchise history, plenty of work remains

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Is Dallas Wings’ Latricia Trammell WNBA Coach of the Year?

By The Next / July 19, 2023

Howard and Jackie discuss the Liberty’s loss to the Dallas Wings — plus the Wings are on the verge of becoming a top team

New York Liberty center Han Xu smiles as she stands in the center of a team huddle.

Will Han Xu be the answer to New York Liberty’s bench woes?

By Jackie Powell / July 8, 2023

One of the Liberty’s perceived strengths was their depth, but the bench has struggled lately

Courtney Vandersloot, Betnijah Laney, Jonquel Jones and Breanna Stewart stand together while starting lineups are announced. A flaming torch accompanies them in the background.

Against the WNBA’s best, the Liberty are still a work in progress

By Jackie Powell / July 2, 2023

New York flashed its sky-high potential and saw its worst flaws exposed

What fueled the Liberty’s second-half surge against the Sun?

By Jackie Powell / May 29, 2023

How New York’s defense punched back against Connecticut on Saturday

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Kayla Thornton is key to New York Liberty WNBA title hopes

By The Next / May 24, 2023

Howard and Kayla Thornton chat about her career, what stands out to her and her love for defense

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

Screenshot of WNBL writer Hayley Wildes from the podcast recording with a text overlay that reads "WNBL Finals are here."

Locked on Women’s Basketball: The WNBL Finals have arrived

By The Next / March 17, 2023

WNBL writer Hayley Wildes joined Isabel Rodrigues to help preview the league finals between Townsville and Southside

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Why is everybody so hard on the Dallas Wings? Natasha Howard and Allisha Gray deals 

By The Next / January 19, 2023

Howard and Arie chat all things Dallas Wings — including the latest news in free agency