Latest WNBA Finals News

Dream acquires G Allisha Gray from Wings for 1st-round picks

Jan. 21, 2023 15:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream have acquired Olympic gold-medalist Allisha Gray in a trade that sent a pair of first-round picks to the Dallas Wings. The deal announced Saturday gives the Wings the No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft, along with the Dream's first-round pick...

2021 WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones excited to be in New York

Jan. 20, 2023 15:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After spending her entire career in Connecticut, Jonquel Jones was ready for a change. So she looked around and decided that New York would be the right place for her to continue her WNBA career. “I’m excited to be here. pleasure to be part of...

4-time WNBA champion Maya Moore officially retires at 33

Jan. 16, 2023 22:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore knew it was time to officially end her basketball career — four years after stepping away. The Minnesota Lynx star left the WNBA in 2019 to help her now-husband Jonathan Irons win his release from prison by getting his 50-year sentence overturned in...

New York trades for 2021 MVP Jonquel Jones in three-way deal

Jan. 16, 2023 12:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty have traded for Jonquel Jones, adding a big piece to their championship hopes. The Liberty acquired the 2021 MVP as part of a three-team deal with the Connecticut Sun and Dallas Wings, the teams announced Monday. Connecticut...

WNBA teams to play record 40-game schedule

Nov. 30, 2022 15:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA teams will play a record 40-game schedule this upcoming season that begins on May 19 the league announced Wednesday. All 12 teams will have games the opening weekend, starting with New York playing Washington and Connecticut facing Indiana. The regular season...

Whalen, Peck lead Women's Basketball Hall of Fame class

Nov. 27, 2022 16:17 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lindsay Whalen, who helped the Minnesota Lynx win four WNBA championships, will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame next spring as part of a five-member class. Joining Whalen will be ESPN analyst Carolyn Peck, who became the first Black head...

Connecticut Sun hires Stephanie White as head coach

Nov. 21, 2022 15:05 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Sun hired Stephanie White to be their new head coach on Monday. White succeeds Curt Miller, who left to coach Los Angeles last month. She has a combined 15 seasons of experience as a player and coach in the WNBA, most recently as the head of...

Mystics' Eric Thibault named head coach, dad Mike remains GM

Nov. 15, 2022 16:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Thibault is retiring from his position as coach of the Washington Mystics. The team announced Tuesday that Thibault will continue as general manager, and his son, Eric — who has been an assistant with the Mystics for a decade — will take over as head...

Lynx extend coach Cheryl Reeve, bump GM title to president

Nov. 03, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx signed coach Cheryl Reeve to a multi-year contract extension Thursday and elevated her front office title from general manager to president of basketball operations. The length of the new deal was not disclosed. "Cheryl’s...