Sami Whitcomb

Nneka Ogwumike, Sami Whitcomb, Kiana Williams, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Jewell Loyd and Mercedes Russell stand and watch scrimmages at practice.

2024 WNBA season preview: Seattle Storm

By Bella Munson / May 5, 2024

Free agency additions bring high expectations, but what will the rest of the roster look like? How will the team find success?

Wearing all-black uniforms, four Seattle Storm players walk onto the court together.

What’s next for the Seattle Storm?

By Rowan Schaberg / September 18, 2023

Rebuilding Storm have secured Jewell Loyd as the face of the franchise

A three-picture collage of the leading WNBA Sixth Player of the Year vote-getters: on top, Alysha Clark shoots a 3-pointer; on the bottom-left, Dana Evans fights to keep ahold of the ball as she weaves through traffic; on the bottom-right, DiJonai Carrington makes the "count it" gesture to celebrate an and-1.

The Next’s 2023 WNBA Awards: Sixth Player of the Year

By Em Adler / September 17, 2023

Former starter Aces combo forward Alysha Clark earns the honor

Mercedes Russell rises up to take a shot. It is heavily contested by Nikolina Milic, who has her arms straight up.

How Seattle’s Mercedes Russell is finding her form again after missing most of 2022

By Bella Munson / September 3, 2023

Quinn: ‘It’s crucial for our success for her to be at her best’

Washington Mystics wing Brittney Sykes in mid-air holds the ball away from her body while attempting a scoop layup around Indiana Fever center Aliyah Boston, who is meeting Sykes in mid-air with an arm outstretched toward the ball, in a WNBA game

Sunday Notes, Week 9: Aliyah Boston as a defender, New York’s unique PnRs, and more!

By Em Adler / July 30, 2023

Our weekly look around the WNBA breaks down Aliyah Boston growing as a defender, a deadly wrinkle in the Liberty offense, and more!

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

Seattle Storm rookie Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu dribbles up the court with her left hand.

How staying ready propelled Seattle Storm rookie Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu into the starting lineup

By Rowan Schaberg / July 15, 2023

‘She just comes in and works harder than everybody, and you get rewarded when you do that’

Seattle Storm big Ezi Magbegor holds her hands on her hips while looking out

For Seattle Storm’s Ezi Magbegor, ‘the sky’s the limit’

By Rowan Schaberg / July 3, 2023

Magbegor and her teammates and coaches reflect on her first All-Star selection and the future of her bright career

Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd dribbles with her left hand as New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart defends.

Jewell Loyd finds her voice and unlocks her potential

By Rowan Schaberg / June 25, 2023

The departure of both Bird and Stewart following the 2022 season has now left Jewell Loyd to reinvent her role as the veteran leader of the Storm

Locked on Women’s Basketball: WNBA preseason power rankings Part 2

By The Next / May 16, 2023

Jackie and Isabel are back with Part II of the WNBA power rankings and discuss the Indiana Fever as the No. 8 team