Washington Mystics

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

A photo of streaks of light criss-crossing through space, taken from a long exposure camera shot.

As WNBA free agency rolls on, let’s look at some depth charts

By Em Adler / February 4, 2024

A vibes-based approach to taking stock of the most chaotic time of the year

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

Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud runs onto the court, clenches her fists and yells as she is introduced to the home crowd.

How the Natasha Cloud signing changes Phoenix Mercury’s trajectory

By Jesse Morrison / February 1, 2024

A new floor general, and a possible harbinger of bigger things to come

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?

Shakira Austin celebrates a teammates' made shot from the bench, holding her hand in the air and giving the hand signal for three. Text below reads "Shakira Austin Tells Her Story". Locked On Women's Basketball logo at top right. Headshots of host Jackie Powell and Shakira Austin at lower right.

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Shakira Austin discusses Player Marketing Agreements, fashion and her own story

By The Next / January 11, 2024

‘I just want to be able to tell my story … to get people to actually know who I am’

Jewell Loyd, Rhyne Howard, Arike Ogunbowale, Shakira Austin, Aliyah Boston and Brionna Jones sit at the WNBA league office.

A day with Aliyah Boston, Rhyne Howard and WNBA’s 2024 PMA cohort

By Jackie Powell / January 11, 2024

Inside how the WNBA’s PMA program has evolved since its inception

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.?

Mystics center Queen Egbo (4) puts her hands up to defend during a game against the Phoenix Mercury.

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Queen Egbo, Washington Mystics center, aims to top Athletes Unlimited

By The Next / January 9, 2024

‘I felt like AU was a place where you go to grow’

Graphic with photos of Indiana head coach Teri Moren (top left), Virginia tech head coach Kenny Brooks (top left-center), LSU's Angel Reese and Alexis Morris (top right-center), Iowa's Caitlin Clark (top right), Diana Taurasi (bottom left), the New York Liberty's Ohemaa Nyanin (bottom left-center), Las Vegas Aces head coach Becky Hammon (bottom right-center), and Natasha Cloud (bottom right). Locked On Women's Basketball logo at top right. Text at the bottom reads "Top Stories + Podcasts of 2023"

Locked On Women’s Basketball: The Next staff picks — Top stories and podcasts of 2023

By The Next / December 22, 2023

Join Jackie Powell and Isabel Rodrigues as they reflect on The Next’s top stories and podcasts of the year!