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What to Expect From the WNBA’s New CBA

With the recent announcement that collective bargaining agreement negotiations between the WNBA and the WNBPA have been extended to January 15, (and with free agency set to begin February 1), it seems like the new CBA is imminent. While there are many unknowns until the final document actually goes public, there are some educated guesses…

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How New-Look Minnesota Lynx Can Reclaim Their Contender Status

The Minnesota Lynx are one of those rarest WNBA teams (due to the league’s relatively young age) that carries a true dynastic legacy. Problem is, playing in the shadow of legacies can be hard when you’re endlessly striving to regain a luster that most other franchises have never even had, much less lost. No team…

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Atlanta Dream Co-Owner & US Senator Can’t ‘Stick to Sports’

Kelly Loeffler is simultaneously a future member of the United States Senate and a co-owner of the Atlanta Dream. Having an owner of one of the WNBA’s 12 franchises in the US Senate should be a win for the league in terms of both the ability to influence policy and visibility. Because of Loeffler’s politics,…

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How Kayla McBride Helps Create Las Vegas Aces’ Identity

Las Vegas Aces rookie guard Jackie Young walks the ball over half-court during an August 13 win over the Atlanta Dream. Initiating the offense with a pass to Dearica Hamby at the top of the key, the Aces have star center Liz Cambage sealing her defender in front of the basket. Hamby bullets a pass…

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Imagining the WNBA’s Hot Stove That Isn’t

Right now fans could be watching Twitter feeds for any clue as to the future destinations of some of the WNBA best talents in free agency. But they’re not. Everything is quiet amid a missed opportunity. The league’s horrible compensation structure—which gives players as a group a mere 20 percent of basketball revenues—is mostly to…

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Building on Diamond DeShields’ Stellar Sophomore Season

Diamond DeShields is defending the strong-side corner when the Chicago Sky force a turnover. By the time Courtney Vandersloot hits her with a lead pass, she’s at half court, a step beyond Phoenix Mercury center Britney Griner, retreating from her high post position. There’s no contest as DeShields finishes the reverse. She’s three minutes into…

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WNBA Can Address Many of its Challenges With a Legit OTT Service

WNBA League Pass provides fans with an opportunity to watch far more league games than just those few which broadcasters like CBS and ESPN provide. Those broadcast partners aren’t providing adequate coverage of the league either way. But instead of spending resources to convince them to add more WNBA games to their calendars, it’s time…

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How Marianne Stanley Brings New Hope to Indiana Fever

The Indiana Fever coaching staff is finally taking shape. The team hired Hall-of-Famer Marianne Stanley as head coach and promoted Tamika Catchings to general manager on November 26. Stanley is both a smart and safe hire for the young Fever: Her first head coaching job was at Old Dominion University over forty years ago, and…

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Why WNBA Needs an In-Season Tournament

The proposal to introduce an in-season tournament to the NBA is gaining traction. It may even prove necessary if the NBA wants to continue asking for more money to obtain/retain its broadcast rights. The idea might also prove a winner for another NBA league, the WNBA. It could help the league retain top talent, boost…

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How New York Liberty Can Make a Splash at Barclays Center

The New York Liberty were due for some good news after winning just 17 games during the last two seasons and James Dolan put the team up for sale while moving them out of Madison Square Garden.  Having the best odds in the 2020 WNBA Draft lottery paid off as New York drew the No.…

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