Guard Chennedy Carter, 23, with ‘skills to be an All-WNBA talent,’ acquired by Los Angeles Sparks

Feb 5, 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. Guard Chennedy Carter, the No. 4 pick in the 2020 WNBA draft, is headed to the Los Angeles Sparks in a … Read more

How WNBA All-Star weekend showed off the league’s evolving fashion sense

CHICAGO — Isabelle Harrison learned how to perfect her gameday fit the hard way. She’d rush to put together an outfit and never felt very stylish. “My outfit didn’t look good,” the Dallas Wings player says with a laugh. “I was stressed.” There’s no more messing around the day of a game anymore. Through a … Read more

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 2022 – Ranking the top 25 players in the league 2.0

The All-Star Game is in the books, and just five weeks remain of the 2022 WNBA regular season. And as the playoff race heats up, the best players will continue to have an impact around the league. Before play resumes Tuesday, ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel, Kevin Pelton and Alexa Philippou once again rank the top 25 … Read more

Are the Lynx headed to the playoffs? Women’s basketball mailbag

I take one week of vacation and suddenly WNBA players are taking to Twitter to criticize coaches, USC and UCLA are heading to my home conference (the Big Ten) and the Minnesota Lynx are back in the conversation? It was a real journey to open up Twitter after eight days in the wild. But, alas, … 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

Why WNBA kept Brittney Griner at forefront of All-Star Game: ‘She’s our sister’

CHICAGO — The first half of the WNBA All-Star Game was a jubilant festival. The Wintrust Arena crowd roared as retiring Sue Bird made her way through the stands to the court. A’ja Wilson skipped down the floor as Candace Parker playfully shoved Sylvia Fowles after the retiring center started off the game with a … 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 Mock Draft 2.0: Atlanta Dream scoop up Rhyne Howard with the No. 1 pick

Mock drafts are notoriously challenging. They are at best an exercise of informed opinion meshed with projecting how franchises view their rosters and their futures, and they are at worst a torture device used by editors to remind writers how much they don’t know. I’d like to think mine lands somewhere in the middle. This … Read more

WNBA commissioner outlines transformative plan to pivot league from ‘survive to thrive’

DIANA TAURASI SPREAD her arms wide and turned toward the crowd. The WNBA superstar had just scored a playoff career-high 37 points while playing on a bum ankle. She was trending on social media. At 39 years old, Taurasi gifted the fans a vintage-style performance against the Las Vegas Aces. Taurasi’s Phoenix Mercury were headed … Read more