Napheesa Collier

Shakira Austin yells in celebration in front of a packed Connecticut Sun crowd during a WNBA game, while Sun players at the edge of the frame catch their breath

Sunday Notes, Week 1: Collier, Jones, Austin shine; Indiana, Seattle struggle

By Em Adler / May 19, 2024

A “who’s hot and who’s not” of opening-week showings

Minnesota Lynx guard Natisha Hiedeman leaps in the air with her left arm raised as she is introduced in the starting lineup.

Natisha Hiedeman brings a little bit of everything to Minnesota

By Terry Horstman / May 18, 2024

The versatile guard is already an essential part of Minnesota’s chemistry

Phoenix Mercury combo guard Skylar Diggins-Smith releases a free-throw-line jumper off her fingertips, while Washington Mystics defenders look on

The Next’s 2024 WNBA preseason awards and predictions

By Em Adler / May 13, 2024

MVP, ROY and off-the-wall questions asked and answered

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

Utah's Alissa Pili dribbles the ball with her left hand and uses her right arm to try to fend off a defender.

‘It all fell together for us’: Minnesota Lynx land Alissa Pili in 2024 WNBA Draft

By Terry Horstman / April 16, 2024

Minnesota also adds guard Kiki Jefferson at No. 31 overall

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

Napheesa Collier drives to the hoop

Napheesa Collier reflects on Team USA’s Olympic qualifiers

By Terry Horstman / February 21, 2024

Collier led the US in total scoring across the tournament

A close-up photo of Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier with her mouth open in celebration during a game. The text "USA in Belgium breakdown" 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: Breaking down Team USA’s Olympic qualifier in Belgium

By The Next / February 19, 2024

An electric crowd in Belgium and dominant performances from Napheesa Collier

Team USA survives Belgium with two-point win to open Olympic Qualifying Tournament

By Scott Mammoser / February 8, 2024

‘The adversity we faced is something I was hoping for, we got that and then some’

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