Lynx
January 28
Phoenix’s DeWanna Bonner (in orange) is a free-agent forward who could interest the Lynx, but they need a point guard more.

Lynx can be aggressive in free agent market if they want to be

WNBA free agency begins Tuesday. The league's new collective bargaining agreement has thrown both a monkey wrench and some extra cash into the equation.
January 28
Minnesota Lynx and former Connecticut player Maya Moore, left, puts her arm around former Connecticut teammate and New York Liberty player Tina Charle

Maya Moore at UConn vs. USA game, at peace with missing another Lynx season

Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore sees missing a second consecutive WNBA season as an extension of her decision to skip last year.
Wolves
January 27

Lynx's Collier on Bryant and daughter Gigi: 'They were like twins'

"She was just like him,'' said Collier, the WNBA Rookie of the Year last season. "She was more competitive than anyone, even people I play against in the WNBA."
January 27

Diggins-Smith wants to leave Dallas and play elsewhere

Skylar Diggins-Smith wants to find a new team to play for next season.
January 23

4-time All-Star Alana Beard retires from WNBA after 15 years

Alana Beard, a two-time Defensive Player of the Year who won a WNBA championship with the Los Angeles Sparks, is retiring after 15 years.
Lynx
January 22
Maya Moore, who helped the Lynx win four WNBA titles, said this week she will miss her second season in a row.

Lynx facing second season without Moore, who won't return for 2020

Coach Cheryl Reeve said the two sides have been in touch regularly over the past year, but the discussions have been about Maya Moore's work away from basketball.
January 22

Lynx star Maya Moore opts to stay on hiatus from WNBA in '20

Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore will sit out a second straight WNBA season to continue her push for criminal justice reform.
January 22

Kobe Bryant thinks some WNBA stars 'could play in the NBA right now'

In a recent interview with CNN, former Lakers great Kobe Bryant was asked about the prospect of a woman one day making it to the NBA.
Lynx
January 22
Katie Smith with the New York Liberty in 2016. When Smith’s head coaching contract was not renewed by the Liberty, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve immediate

Souhan: New Lynx assistant Smith tasked with keeping Reeve calm

Cheryl Reeve said she used to be a buffer between the head coach and players, including Katie Smith, when she was a WNBA assistant. That'll be part of Smith's role with the Lynx.
Lynx
January 22
Former New York Liberty head coach Katie Smith is joining the Lynx staff as an assistant.

New Lynx assistant Smith calls return to Minnesota 'a really great fit'

Despite a poor record in her two seasons as head coach of the New York Liberty, Katie Smith's work impressed Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve, who was quick to offer her a job.
Lynx
January 19
James Wade talked with Cheryl Reeve when Wade was a Lynx assistant in 2017. He now is the head coach for Chicago.

Souhan: Reeve committed to grooming other women to be WNBA head coaches

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve is thrilled with the WNBA's new CBA, which will raise the pay of players. She believes this could be a tipping point for women's sports and rights.
Gophers
January 17
The Gopher bench celebrated a second quarter basket against the Iowa Hawkeyes. “We’ll continue to battle,” coach Lindsay Whalen said after her t

Scoggins: Whalen learns difficulties of trying to build her own culture

The departure of star Destiny Pitts shows that just because Lindsay Whalen the basketball player is a beloved icon in Minnesota doesn't mean Lindsay Whalen the coach will be immune to tough times.
Lynx
January 16
The Lynx's Napheesa Collier

Lynx season increases to 36 games, begins May 15 at Chicago

The Lynx will have three nationally televised games — June 7 vs. Los Angeles on ABC; Aug. 16 at Connecticut on ESPN; and Aug 25 at Seattle on ESPN2.
January 16

WNBA expands to 36-game schedule adds Commissioner's Cup

The WNBA season is expanding to a 36-game schedule and adding the Commissioner's Cup tournament the league announced Thursday.
January 14
Top WNBA players, such as Lynx center Sylvia Fowles, could see their salaries reach $500,000 per season if the new labor agreement is ratified.

WNBA's 8-year labor deal to hike average salary to $130,000

The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal Tuesday that will allow top players to earn more than $500,000 while the average annual compensation will surpass six figures for the first time.
January 14

WNBA announces landmark deal with its players union

The WNBA and its players union announced an eight-year collective bargaining agreement that increases player salaries and provides landmark benefits for motherhood and family planning.The…
January 14

Lynx hire former star Katie Smith as assistant coach

The Minnesota Lynx hired Katie Smith, the franchise's third-leading all-time scorer and Hall of Fame player, as the lead assistant Tuesday on coach Cheryl Reeve's staff.
Lynx
January 13
Katie Smith defends during a game in 2004. The opposing player is Taj McWilliams-Franklin, who ended her playing career in Minnesota.

Former Lynx star Katie Smith returning as assistant

The move returns one of the greatest players in Lynx history, a player who is still sprinkled all over the team's record book.
January 12
New York Liberty WNBA basketball team new head coach Walt Hopkins speaks to reporters during a news conference at Barclays Center, Wednesday, Jan. 8,

Liberty hires Lynx assistant Hopkins as head coach

It's been a busy offseason for the New York Liberty and now the franchise has a new coach — Walt Hopkins.
January 9

Catchings, Jackson finalists for women's hoops Hall of Fame

Tamika Catchings and Lauren Jackson headline the list of 12 finalists Thursday for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020.