Sunday Notes

Minnesota Lynx guard Natisha Hiedeman cradles the ball while extending her arm to shoot a layup around the reach of Chicago Sky center Elizabeth Williams during a WNBA preseason game.

Sunday Notes, preseason edition: Concerns in Atlanta and Dallas

By Em Adler / May 12, 2024

Plus, observations about Indiana, Minnesota and Phoenix

Looking down from the nosebleeds into a completely empty basketball court

The Sunday Notes column goes on hiatus

By Em Adler / March 17, 2024

You’ll just have to enjoy Easter and Passover without me

Chicago Sky guard Dana Evans dribbles downhill in a WNBA game while looking across the court past her defender, Washington Mystics wing Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, side-stepping alongside

Sunday Notes, Week 14: Point guard growth, from Dana Evans to Sabrina Ionescu

By Em Adler / September 3, 2023

The Next’s weekly journey into trends and analysis from around the WNBA

New York Liberty point guard Courtney Vandersloot looks up the court while throwing a no-look cross-court pass in a WNBA game against Washington Mystics wing Brittney Sykes, who is guarding Vandersloot but not looking in the direction of the pass.

Sunday Notes, Week 12: Is Courtney Vandersloot, a superstar, overlooked? Let’s discuss

By Em Adler / August 20, 2023

Every superteam has at least one star who is overshadowed – not underrated – and Courtney Vandersloot is one of a handful of Liberty players in that boat.

Minnesota Lynx big Napheesa Collier releases a jump shot off her fingertips as Las Vegas Aces big A'ja Wilson jumps toward her with an outstretched arm to contest the shot in a WNBA game.

Sunday Notes, Week 11: Napheesa Collier is a star, Azurá Stevens is good again, and more

By Em Adler / August 13, 2023

It’s your weekly journey into trends and analysis around the WNBA for the week of Aug. 6-12

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!

Los Angeles Sparks point guard Jordin Canada stands by the half-court line dribbling the ball while bent over and looking past a Minnesota Lynx guard who stands in front of her in a defensive stance, during a WNBA game.

Sunday Notes, Week 7: Rhyne Howard is a star and Sabrina Ionescu is an elite heel, plus Jordin Canada and Michaela Onyenwere breakouts

By Em Adler / July 9, 2023

Your weekly journey into trends and analysis around the WNBA

Las Vegas Aces guard Chelsea Gray (12) shoots during the WNBA game between the Las Vegas Aces and the Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA on June 06, 2023. Photo Credit: Chris Poss

Sunday Notes, Week 6: Chelsea Gray-tness, lessons for the Liberty, Gabby Williams graces Storm

By Em Adler / July 2, 2023

Sunday Notes, your weekly journey into trends and analysis around the WNBA for this week

Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd drives past Las Vegas Aces guard Jackie Young in a WNBA game.

Sunday Notes, Week 5: What makes a good or bad offense, featuring Seattle and Atlanta — plus Jewell Loyd

By Em Adler / June 25, 2023

Sunday Notes, your weekly journey into trends and analysis around the WNBA for this week

Washington Mystics center Shakira Austin holds the ball above her head as she shoots a jumper, while Connecticut Sun center Olivia Nelson-Ododa reaches toward her with an outstretch arm to try to contest the shot

Sunday Notes, Week 1: Sun and Sparks are fun, Aces show cracks, Austin and Delle Donne dominate

By Em Adler / May 28, 2023

Our weekly look around the WNBA also checks on Chicago, Dallas and Seattle