By Ben Dull

Ben Dull covers the WNBA, the WNBA Draft and women's college basketball. His year-round coverage can be found at High Post Hoops, BBall Index, and The Basketball Writers. He is a San Diego native and recent alum of Concordia University Irvine's Master's of Coaching and Athletic Administration (MCAA) program.

Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces Are Perfect for Each Other

The question of where All-WNBA center and 2018 scoring champ Liz Cambage would end up—or if she’d get dealt at all—hung over much of this WNBA offseason. The Las Vegas Aces finalized a deal last week to acquire Cambage, much to the delight of the team, head coach and president of basketball operations Bill Laimbeer,…

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Where do Seattle Storm Turn without Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird?

The Seattle Storm announced just over a month ago that reigning WNBA regular season and Finals MVP Breanna Stewart will miss the entire 2019 season after undergoing surgery on her ruptured right Achilles tendon. Stewart suffered the injury in April’s EuroLeague championship game. As the Storm embark on their title defense without the superstar forward,…

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What Notable Absences Mean for WNBA’s 23rd Season

No Maya Moore. No Breanna Stewart. And, until a few days ago, many had begun to wonder if Liz Cambage would lace ‘em up at all for the 2019 WNBA season. Unfortunately, the 2018 season was a bit of an anomaly as nearly every star talent was healthy and available. A surprise contender, the Seattle…

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Odyssey Sims and the State of WNBA Restricted Free Agency

Last month’s trade between the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx centering around sixth-year guard Odyssey Sims brought an end to a fascinating two-year run. Sims and the Sparks went through two cycles of restricted free agency that produced vastly different results. First, she re-upped with L.A. prior to last season on a one-year, $65,000…

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L.A. Sparks Went Big with Chiney Ogwumike Trade

The Los Angeles Sparks made a trade to acquire a high-profile low post threat, just not the one so many fans had eagerly anticipated. The Sparks acquired Chiney Ogwumike, not Liz Cambage of the Dallas Wings, from the Connecticut Sun in exchange for L.A.’s 2020 first round pick. Ogwumike’s camp and the Sun front office…

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Diana Taurasi is as Unstoppable as Ever

Priorities one, two and three for the Phoenix Mercury this decade have been quite simple: Reload and reshape the roster around Diana Taurasi to compete for as many championships as possible. Phoenix came up just short in a decisive Game 5 of the 2018 semifinals against the eventual champions Seattle Storm. Taurasi, Brittney Griner and…

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Finding the WNBA’s Next Diamond in the Rough

The Dallas Wings are in a tough spot. As the team moves on from the trade request of All-WNBA center Liz Cambage, Kayla Thornton represents much more than a young building block and key starter. The undrafted free agent wasn’t supposed to be here, but she quickly stepped in as the key contributor every WNBA…

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Biggest Winners From 2019 WNBA Draft

Jackie Young didn’t have to wait long to hear her name called Wednesday night at the 2019 WNBA Draft in New York after foregoing her final season of eligibility. The Notre Dame alum was selected by the Las Vegas Aces with the No. 1 overall pick, though they weren’t the only clear winners on the…

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WNBA Draft Lessons We Learned from NCAA Tournament

Which 2019 WNBA Draft prospects grabbed the attention of executives and coaches during the NCAA Tournament? We never have to wait long with the draft being held just three days after the national championship game. Prospects are less likely to sneak up on those that follow the women’s game closely because so many of them…

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The Trade That Remade Chicago Sky and Atlanta Dream

Trades involving star-level talent don’t happen often in the WNBA. But you don’t have to look back very far to find one, either. Negotiations between the WNBA Players Association and the league on a new collective bargaining agreement will go a long way in shaping the next decade. And one 2017 trade will go a…

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