Brittney Griner re-signed with the only team she has played for in the WNBA, inking a multiyear contract with the Phoenix Mercury, the team announced.
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Are we on the verge of a new superteam era in the WNBA? What does Skylar Diggins-Smith's move mean for free agency? And are the Mercury a better team?
Phoenix sent the fifth and seventh picks in the 2020 draft and a future first-rounder to Dallas in exchange for four-time All-Star Skylar Diggins-Smith.
DeWanna Bonner is headed to the Connecticut Sun, who traded three first-round picks to the Mercury to land the star and sign her to a multiyear contract.
Kobe Bryant, when asked if there might be a day when his daughter could play in the NBA, said WNBA stars Diana Taurasi, Elena Delle Donne and Maya Moore could do it "right now."
WNBA Finals rematch? Sabrina Ionescu's pro debut? The return of players such as Breanna Stewart and Skylar Diggins? There's a lot to look forward to.
Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith were all glad to be back in action for the USA women's national team on Saturday, when the Americans beat preseason No. 3-ranked Stanford 95-80 at Maples Pavilion.
Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women face four top college teams this month as part of a tour to help prepare for the Tokyo Games.
The Mystics-Sun series has been entertaining and competitive. As the Finals go to Game 5 for the seventh time, we rank the ones we've seen so far.
Mercury point guard Leilani Mitchell will collect her second WNBA Most Improved Player Award on Wednesday, a league source told ESPN.
A day after the Mercury were eliminated from the WNBA playoffs, center Brittney Griner said she plans on re-signing with Phoenix. "If I don't play here, I won't play anywhere, and I mean that," she said.
The Sky and defending champion Storm opened with wins. We wrap up all the first-round action of the WNBA playoffs.
Diamond DeShields scored 25 points and the fifth-seeded Chicago Sky used a dominating second half for a 105-76 win over the eighth-seeded Phoenix Mercury in a first-round, winner-take-all playoff game on Wednesday night.
Mercury center Brittney Griner, the WNBA's leading scorer, left Wednesday's single-elimination playoff loss to the Sky after injuring her left knee in the second quarter. She later returned but was limited before exiting for good.
Before the WNBA's playoffs open Wednesday (ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET), ESPN's panel weighs in with predictions for how the 2019 postseason will unfold.
LaChina Robinson and Devereaux Peters weigh in on if the Mercury can turn the switch on against the Sky and if Chicago will carry their offensive momentum into round one.
Elena Delle Donne is espnW's unanimous WNBA MVP, the Lynx's Napheesa Collier is Rookie of the Year, and the Sky's James Wade is Coach of the Year.
Can Minnesota knock out reigning champ Seattle? Can Diana Taurasi rally Phoenix past Chicago? The playoffs open Wednesday in winner-take-all games.
Odyssey Sims scored 11 of her 22 points in a game-changing and contentious third quarter and the Minnesota Lynx rolled to an 83-69 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night.
Natasha Howard scored 11 of her 22 points in the first quarter and the Seattle Storm got off to a strong start en route to an 82-70 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night in a battle for playoff positioning.
September marks the end of the 2019 WNBA season, and events such as the Mercury's annual Woman of Inspiration Night highlight a strong summer in sneakers.
Cheyenne Parker and Astou Ndour scored 18 points apiece to lead six Chicago players scoring in double figures and the Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury 105-78 on Sunday.
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