Handicapping the 2022 WNBA playoff race with a month left in the regular season

With the 2022 WNBA regular season two-thirds complete, five teams have established themselves as postseason shoe-ins and, in some cases, clear championship contenders. But the jostling between the six others vying for the final three playoff spots — the Atlanta Dream, Los Angeles Sparks, Dallas Wings, Phoenix Mercury, New York Liberty and Minnesota Lynx — … Read more

WNBA Power Rankings – How all 12 teams can finish the regular season strong

9:00 AM 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. With the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game completed on Sunday, players’ focus returns to the stretch run of the next month, as … Read more

WNBA Power Rankings: How all 12 teams can finish the regular season strong

With the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game completed on Sunday, players’ focus returns to the stretch run of the next month, as regular-season play resumes Tuesday. A lot has been learned, but even more is still to be decided. In this week’s WNBA Power Rankings, we look at each team’s key for success the rest of … Read more

WNBA All-Star Game 2022: Next generation shines as Sue Bird, Sylvia Fowles make final appearances

CHICAGO — All-Star Games regularly showcase a combination of a league’s seasoned vets and its promising young stars, but Sunday’s 2022 WNBA All-Star Game at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena — a 134-112 victory for Team Wilson — felt more than most as a passing of the torch from the W’s old guard to the new. Sylvia … Read more

WNBA 2022 midseason picks and predictions

With the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game coming Sunday (1 p.m. ET, ABC) in Chicago, it’s a good time to look at how the season is shaping up and revisit and update our preseason picks. The Chicago Sky, Las Vegas Aces, Connecticut Sun, Seattle Storm and Washington Mystics appear to be the title contenders, while no … Read more

The secret to Sue Bird’s sustained success

While warming up before a game early this season, Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird approached Las Vegas Aces counterpart Kelsey Plum with a message about their shared performance enhancement specialist, Susan King Borchardt. “Dang, I never should have given you Susan’s number. I should have waited until I retired,” Bird said. “Thank God that … Read more

Are the Chicago Sky on the verge of a repeat, and five more questions that will determine the WNBA champ

7:30 AM ET Alexa PhilippouESPN Close Covers women’s college basketball and the WNBA Previously covered UConn and the WNBA Connecticut Sun for the Hartford Courant Stanford graduate and Baltimore native with further experience at the Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times and Cincinnati Enquirer The WNBA season always seems to fly by, but none more than … Read more

The WNBA’s Pride evolution – ‘We’ve learned it’s authenticity that draws people in’

11:05 AM 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. While interviewing to be WNBA president in 2011, Laurel J. Richie had a marketing question for Adam Silver, then the NBA’s … Read more

WNBA mock draft 2022, version 3.0

Feb 17, 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. The Washington Mystics have the top pick, but the Indiana Fever have the most to gain or lose from the first … Read more

WNBA 2022 All-Star Game – Biggest roster surprises and snubs

The 2022 WNBA All-Star Game’s 22-player roster is set, as the game’s 12 reserves — chosen by the league’s coaches — were announced Tuesday. The two teams — led by captains A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart, and their respective co-captains Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles — will draft their rosters from the pool on Saturday … Read more