Let’s get weird! WNBA free agency is now officially underway after teams and players were given a 15-day period to negotiate and pass rumors online. Some questions have already been answered while others are soon to be settled Let’s review.
Who’s agreed to a contract already!?
Remember none of this is official until pen hits paper, but here’s who’s expected to return to their previous teams:
- Sue Bird to the Storm (tampering fines included)
- Breanna Stewart to the Storm (on just a one-year deal), per Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes
- Kahleah Copper to the Sky on a multi-year deal, per Just Women’s Sports’ Rachel Galligan
- Jewell Loyd to the Storm on a two-year deal, per Galligan
- A’ja Wilson to the Aces, per Girls Talk Sports TV’s Khristina Williams
- Jonquel Jones to the Sun, per the team
- Sylvia Fowles to the Lynx for her final season, per the team
- Layshia Clarendon to the Lynx, per Youngblood
- Mercedes Russell to the Storm on a multi-year deal, per Galligan
- Myisha Hines-Allen to the Mystics, per Galligan
- Tiffany Hayes to the Dream, per Galligan
- Riquna Williams to the Aces, per Williams
- Te’a Cooper to the Sparks, per Williams
- Sophie Cunningham to the Mercury, per Galligan
- Kiah Stokes to the Aces, per Williams
- Shatori Walker-Kimbrough to the Mystics, per the team
Who’s expected to sign elsewhere?
The same rules as above apply, but:
- Angel McCoughtry to the Lynx, per Williams
- Courtney Williams to the Sun, per Williams
- Stefanie Dolson is leaving the Sky for the Liberty, per The Athletic’s Chantel Jennings
- Elizabeth Williams to the Mystics, per The Next’s Howard Megdal
- Emma Meeseman to the Sky, per Galligan
- Briann January to the Storm, per Williams
- Megan Walker to the Dream, per The Next’s Spencer Nusbaum
- Tianna Hawkins to the Mystics, per the team
What’s the tea on everyone else?
Here are the rumors:
- Tina Charles won’t return to the Mystics, per The Washington Post’s Kareem Copeland
- Diamond DeShields’ future with the Sky is in doubt, per the Chicago Sun-Times’ Annie Costabile
- The Mercury traded Kia Vaughn to the Dream for a 2023 third-round pick
- Odyssey Sims has had discussions with the Lynx, Sun and Sky, per Galligan
- Monique Billings has interest from the Liberty, Fever, Storm and Dream, per Williams
Which stars are left on the board?
A couple of game-changing names including:
- Courtney Vandersloot
- Allie Quigley
- Tina Charles
- Liz Cambage
Set notifications on Twitter for all of the reporters tagged above. The next two weeks are going to be INTENSE – in the best way possible (well, depending on which team you root for).