WNBA Awards

Read all about the WNBA Awards news and highlights. See the awards top players have received over the league's history. Find out about MVPs, Rookie of the Years, All-Defensive Team members, and so much more.

WNBA Commissioner’s Cup 2021 Standings, The $500,000 Prize & Everything You Need to Know

WNBA Commissioner’s Cup 2021 Standings, The $500,000 Prize & Everything You Need to Know

May 23, 2021

The first ever WNBA Commissioner’s Cup 2021 in-season competition has kicked off! The league launched the new competition as part of their focus on innovation. Excitingly, 60 select “Cup games” from the regular season will determine which teams advance to the first ever Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game in August. There are not only bragging rights at stake (particularly in the inaugural season).

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Natasha Howard: The WNBA’s Lockdown Defender

Natasha Howard: The WNBA’s Lockdown Defender

March 13, 2021

Natasha Howard is one of the most dynamic, disciplined, and dangerous defenders in the WNBA. The forward/center has held down advanced defensive metrics towards the top of the league for the past few seasons. And has served as the anchor for the elite, championship level defense played by her former team, the Seattle Storm.  The

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25 Nneka Ogwumike Facts: The Los Angeles Sparks Great

25 Nneka Ogwumike Facts: The Los Angeles Sparks Great

March 10, 2021

After discovering today’s Nneka Ogwumike facts, you’ll quickly realize Nneka can be considered one of the faces of today’s WNBA. Not only has she established herself as one of the league’s greatest of players, but also she has made plenty of moves away from basketball, and personifies what it means to be a strong woman. At

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Ranking The Top 10 WNBA Draft Steals of All Time

Ranking The Top 10 WNBA Draft Steals of All Time

February 23, 2021

The top WNBA draft steals are players that got lost in the weeds on draft day, falling out of the first round. Oftentimes basketball fans view late round WNBA draft picks as throwaways when discussing fake trades and cosplaying as WNBA GMs. First round picks? Hot commodities! Second and third rounders? Filler, an adornment to

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Kia Nurse: Leading & Still Learning

Kia Nurse: Leading & Still Learning

February 18, 2021

When players get traded, their lives are upended. New team, new city, new teammates, new fans, and a new lifestyle. It’s an intimidating time for any athlete. But when Kia Nurse was traded for the first time in her young career to the Phoenix Mercury from the New York Liberty earlier this month, she had

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A’ja Wilson: Sculpting A Legacy

A’ja Wilson: Sculpting A Legacy

February 12, 2021

There aren’t many statues of 24 year olds. There aren’t many statues of women. There aren’t many statues of People of Color in the first place. But outside of Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina, home of the University of South Carolina, lies an 11-foot-tall bronze statue of Hopkins, South Carolina native and 2017 NCAA

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Satou Sabally: WNBA Flying Forward

Satou Sabally: WNBA Flying Forward

January 21, 2021

The Dallas Wings’ Satou Sabally is one of the most exciting, versatile young players in the WNBA. The second pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft, Satou has been described as a “unicorn.” Since her days playing college ball at University of Oregon, she’s been able to defend multiple positions. Plus, score both on-ball and off,

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Diamond DeShields’ WNBA Sky-High Potential

Diamond DeShields’ WNBA Sky-High Potential

January 18, 2021

Diamond DeShields, despite just three years as a pro, is a WNBA household name. Her game epitomizes everything that makes basketball fun: game-breaking athleticism, high energy playmaking, and an unfiltered love for the sport. She perfectly complements the Chicago Sky’s fast-paced style of play.  There’s no ceiling to Diamond’s confidence. On the court, she’s always

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Jordin Canada: Young Champion, Veteran Mindset

Jordin Canada: Young Champion, Veteran Mindset

January 18, 2021

The pressure was on Jordin Canada from the moment she was drafted. With the fifth pick in the WNBA 2018 Draft, the Seattle Storm select: Jordin Canada. After four dominant years at UCLA, Jordin not only would begin her professional career with one of the top teams in the league, but also was given one

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Breanna Stewart Unlocked: WNBA Game Changer

Breanna Stewart Unlocked: WNBA Game Changer

January 13, 2021

Breanna Stewart — all she does is win, win, win, no matter what. WNBA regular season MVP, WNBA Finals MVP, USA Basketball FIBA World Cup MVP, Euroleague MVP — and the list goes on. The already two-time WNBA Champion hails from Syracuse New York. There, she took in Syracuse University games when she was young.

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Liz Cambage: International Powerhouse

Liz Cambage: International Powerhouse

December 21, 2020

WNBA All-Star Liz Cambage has been giving opposing defenses around the world nightmares for over a decade now. A professional basketball player from the age of 16, Liz developed an elite array of skills that, when combined with her muscular 6’8″ frame, makes her nigh-impossible to defend. Today, Liz is among the greatest scorers in

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WNBA Blocks: 10 Can’t Miss Rejections

WNBA Blocks: 10 Can’t Miss Rejections

December 2, 2020

WNBA blocks are pure speed, athleticism, and power on display. And they have the potential to be an absolute game changer. They amp up the bench and frustrate the offense. Plus, much like WNBA dunks, they leave the fans in awe. So today, we’re going to take a look at some monster blocks. We’re talking

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Courtney Vandersloot WNBA Dime Queen

Courtney Vandersloot WNBA Dime Queen

November 14, 2020

Courtney Vandersloot, WNBA point guard for the Chicago Sky, is an assist assassin. The astounding play maker led the league in assists the past five seasons. She holds the all-time WNBA records for most assists in a season (300) and highest assists-per-game in a season (10). Also she broke the league record for assists in a

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Tyasha Harris Flying Higher

Tyasha Harris Flying Higher

November 10, 2020

An exceptional facilitator on both ends of the court, Tyasha “Ty” Harris is a twenty-two year old 5’10” point guard for the WNBA’s Dallas Wings. Today she’s best known for setting up her teammates and her consistent control over the pace of play. Before that, in college, she was a starter for the South Carolina

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Chennedy Carter Basketball Dynamite

Chennedy Carter Basketball Dynamite

November 7, 2020

Today we’re going to explore the ultimate underdog hiding in plain sight: Chennedy Carter. The Atlanta Dream’s point guard is one of the most entertaining and skilled basketball players to watch in the WNBA. Her quickness, strength, and dynamic dribbling ensure she’s a lethal scorer. And she plays with a fearlessness that’s enamoring. Taking all

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Sue Bird WNBA Legend: The Inside Look

Sue Bird WNBA Legend: The Inside Look

October 22, 2020

“When I got drafted to Seattle in 2016, that’s what I thought about: I’m going to play with the best point guard in the world,” said Breanna Stewart. Breanna was referring to her now good pal, Sue Bird the WNBA player. Today, Sue Bird has spent 17 years dominating women’s professional basketball. And she has

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WNBA Rookie of the Year: Who Wins & Why?

WNBA Rookie of the Year: Who Wins & Why?

October 17, 2020

The WNBA’s Rookie of the Year Award started back in 1998, and is awarded to the “top” rookie of the regular season. Though specifically how a player best positions themselves to win it remains a mystery, besides being a first year player. As FiveThirtyEight postulates, “Is it about current performance or promise of future play? Is how the

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Candace Parker Basketball: WNBA Phenomenon

Candace Parker Basketball: WNBA Phenomenon

September 23, 2020

Candace Parker and basketball — name a better duo. The accomplishments abound: a former #1 overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft, a Rookie of the Year, a two-time league MVP, a WNBA champion, a Finals MVP, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and hitting 5,500 career points this season. The obstacles have too: seven knee

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Moriah Jefferson: The Ultimate Guide

Moriah Jefferson: The Ultimate Guide

August 8, 2020

Moriah Jefferson is back to wreak havoc on the WNBA court, and we are here for it! After a knee injury forced this dynamic, small but shifty point guard out of play for the past few years — the former UConn standout and No. 2 draft pick who won four national championships — has returned

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Nneka Ogwumike WNBA: The Complete Breakdown

Nneka Ogwumike WNBA: The Complete Breakdown

July 29, 2020

Picture this: It’s opening day for the WNBA, in the middle of a sound stage, in the middle of a pandemic, and Nneka Ogwumike doesn’t miss a single shot. It sounds like a dream. But it’s actually a spark. Last weekend’s star Los Angeles Sparks performance came from Nneka Ogwumike who showed up with 8-of-8

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Sabrina Ionescu WNBA: Everything You Need to Know

Sabrina Ionescu WNBA: Everything You Need to Know

July 8, 2020

“She’s very relentless. Even when you think you have her stopped, she keeps coming at you.” That’s a quote from Sue Bird about the 2020 #1 draft pick.  You might know her from her sneaker deal with Nike, her time playing on the Oregon Ducks, or from her joining the New York Liberty. Regardless of

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