Storm announce plans for Interbay basketball performance center by 2024

It’s no secret, Sue Bird’s desire to play in the new $1.15 billion Climate Pledge Arena partly motivated the basketball superstar to return for her 19th WNBA season.  Maybe the Storm can entice Bird to stick around a few more years with its state-of-the-art training facility. The project, announced Friday, is scheduled to begin construction next … Read more

Rhyne Howard, 2022 rookies off to blistering start

A bus full of Kentucky Wildcat fans made the three-hour trip to Indianapolis to watch the most decorated player in program history last weekend. No. 1 overall pick Rhyne Howard delivered with a 33-point showing, the latest entry in a blistering start for the Atlanta Dream rookie. This year’s rookie class, filled with both recent … Read more

It took 10 years, but the Chicago Sky’s Rebekah Gardner is relishing her 1st WNBA chance as a 31-year-old rookie – Chicago Tribune

WNBA roster spots are so scant that every opportunity a player receives is vital to continuing a domestic career. To put that harsh reality into perspective, 108 prospects entered this year’s draft. As of Thursday, only 136 active players were on WNBA rosters. So when Chicago Sky coach/general manager James Wade decided to retain 31-year-old … Read more

Former Las Vegas Aces coach Bill Laimbeer says coaching career is over but won’t rule out future in basketball

May 21, 2022 Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. Although Bill Laimbeer won’t entirely rule out a role in basketball in the future, the former Las Vegas Aces coach said … Read more

Becky Hammon’s Aces offense is roaring

Dearica Hamby brought the blue Gatorade to her mouth, but had to draw it back for a big laugh. To her right, A’ja Wilson was clearly smiling through her own sip of water. The camera pulled back from the Las Vegas Aces bench to show Becky Hammon with a clipboard. “Foot on the neck,” Hammon … Read more

Chicago Sky’s Candace Parker, 36, oldest WNBA player to log triple-double

7:10 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. Chicago forward/center Candace Parker has long prided herself in being a playmaker as a post player, and on Sunday, she became … Read more

How the Golden State Warriors rebuilt a contender

The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. Watching the Warriors close out the Mavericks for a 3-0 series lead, felt intimately familiar. Over the past decade, they’ve been a reliable playoff contender and have repeatedly stolen … Read more

Fantasy women’s basketball – Moriah Jefferson among top players to add to your roster

1:06 PM ET Andre SnellingsESPN This week in fantasy women’s basketball, we’ll be highlighting one player who has started every game, one who has come off the bench in every game and three who have moved into the starting lineup during the season and produced well enough that it would be hard for their teams … Read more