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Peak performances from Jewell, AT and Sloot

The Seattle Storm’s Jewell Loyd, Connecticut Sun’s Alyssa Thomas and New York Liberty’s Courtney Vandersloot are the winners of the 2023 WNBA Peak Performer Awards.

Most Valuable Player Debate: Stewie, A’ja and AT all are deserving

The hotly-contested 2023 WNBA MVP race is a testament to the talent of the league’s top players, with the New York Liberty’s Breanna Stewart, Las Vegas Aces’ A’ja Wilson and Connecticut Sun’s Alyssa Thomas all submitting MVP-worthy seasons.

Rookie of the Year Debate: It’s Aliyah Boston!

The Indiana Fever’s Aliyah Boston should be the unanimous Rookie of the Year. But the rookie seasons of Diamond Miller and Dorka Juhász, both of the Minnesota Lynx, and Jordan Hortson of the Seattle Storm also are worth celebrating.

Preview: An action-packed Sunday afternoon

All 12 WNBA teams are in action on Sunday afternoon, playing their final regular-season games of the 2023 season.

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2023 WNBA Awards

Check out all of Swish Appeal’s coverage of award contenders and winners for the 2023 WNBA season.

Playoff Race Check In: The Sky clinch!

For the Chicago Sky, a hard-fought win caps off a hard-fought regular season. After enduring significant upheaval, the organization has earned a fifth-straight trip to the playoffs.

Be a “Bucket Queen” like Stewie

BreakingT celebrates Breanna Stewart becoming the WNBA’s single-season scoring leader.

Defensive Player of the Year Debate: Back-to-back awards for A’ja?

Can anyone top the Las Vegas Aces’ A’ja Wilson’s case for a second-straight Defensive Player of the Year Award? Here’s how the credentials of the Connecticut Sun’s Alyssa Thomas and Washington Mystics’ Brittney Sykes stack up against Wilson’s.

“We Play Too,” a new women’s basketball comic book

Available in comic and magna versions, "We Play Too" chronicles what life is like for women athletes outside the WNBA.

Coach of the Year Debate: Meeting, exceeding and changing expectations

When evaluating the WNBA’s Coach of the Year, expectations inevitably impact candidacies. How did the Connecticut Sun’s Stephanie White, New York Liberty’s Sandy Brondello, Dallas Wings’ Latricia Trammell and Los Angeles Sparks’ Curt Miller meet, exceed or change their teams’ expectations?

Sixth Player of the Year Debate: Does Evans have the edge?

Who is the WNBA’s best off the bench? While Dana Evans has served as a valuable bucket getter for the Chicago Sky, Alysha Clark and DiJonai Carrington have filled the 3-and-D role for the Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun, respectively.

Most Improved Player Debate: Smith, Canada or Sabally?

Alanna Smith has become essential to the Chicago Sky. Jordin Canada has established herself as the Los Angeles Sparks’ surefire starting point guard. Satou Sabally is on the verge of superstardom for the Dallas Wings. Whose improvement is most impressive?

Playoff Race Check In: Lynx clinch spot, Sparks rise to No. 8

The past weekend of WNBA action scrambled the race for playoff seeding. Catch up on where teams stand entering the final week of the regular season, as well as how Tuesday’s games could shake things up again.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Get ready for award announcements

Two WNBA items highlight this week’s women’s hoops news. While the end-of-season awards announcement schedule is reason for excitement, a memo about playoff travel is reason for frustration.

Preview: A jam-packed Sunday with playoff implications

All four games on Sunday have huge playoff implications as we begin the final week of action.

The biggest issues in the WNBA?

On Monday, ESPN published the results of a survey where 34 players were asked, "What’s the biggest issue in the WNBA?" Here are additional thoughts on the perspectives offered by the players.

The New York Liberty are peaking at the right time

As they charge toward the playoffs, the New York Liberty are setting themselves up for postseason greatness.

The Sparks are in the endgame now

With only four games remaining, the Los Angeles Sparks’ season hangs in the balance.

The Mystics are finally healthy, and here’s what that means

For the first time in over two months, the Mystics’ original starting lineup started a game together. The team has put together two impressive wins since the returns.

A look at title-contending and lottery-bound teams

While the WNBA’s top three teams are looking towards the playoffs, the bottom three teams have turned their focus to 2024. Here’s perspective of the present and future status of the Aces, Liberty, Sun, Fever, Storm and Mercury.

Are the playoff clouds parting for the Sky?

With a huge win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday, the Chicago Sky’s chance for a fifth-straight trip to the postseason remains alive.

What’s the best WNBA team name?

Ten years ago, Swish Appeal argued that WNBA teams needed better names. Today, we provide an updated evaluation of all 12 team names.

Sabrina Ionescu’s red-hot August

Already an incredible 3-point shooter, the New York Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu took things to another level in August. Here’s why she is an unstoppable force from behind the arc.

Rep the greatness of A’ja and AT

BreakingT introduces two new shirts celebrating the excellence of MVP candidates A’ja Wilson and Alyssa Thomas.

Recap: Liberty top Aces behind Ionescu’s sharp shooting

The New York Liberty evened the regular-season series with the Las Vegas Aces at 2-2 with Monday night’s 94-85 win.

Preview: Aces, Liberty meet for final time in regular season

The Las Vegas Aces currently lead the season series with the New York Liberty, 2-1. New York will get the opportunity to even things up and creep closer to the Aces in the standings in their final regular-season meeting.

The muddled middle class of the playoff race

While the WNBA’s top three teams have clinched a playoff berth, the rest of the playoff picture is unsettled, with six(ish) teams still fighting for their place in the postseason tourney. We attempt to sort out how the playoff field might shake out.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Aces visit the White House

A White House visit for Vegas, a Mystics memorial in DC, fan ugliness in Minnesota and a coaching search in Chicago highlight this week’s events and developments in women’s basketball.

Recap: Washington shocks the WNBA world, giving Las Vegas their fifth loss of the season

Led by Elena Delle Donne, the Washington Mystics played one of their most complete games of the year and knocked off the Las Vegas Aces. Breanna Stewart shone bright as the New York Liberty dominated the Minnesota Lynx.

Scenes from Dream vs. Sparks

Atlanta-based photographer Christina Merrion shares photographs from the Los Angeles Sparks’ 83-78 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Friday, August 25.

Preview: Aces aim for win No. 31 against struggling Mystics

The Las Vegas Aces look to add to their WNBA record for regular-season wins against the Washington Mystics on Saturday, while the New York Liberty meet the Lynx in Minnesota.

Lynx Update: Minnesota continues to defy expectations

Many expected the Minnesota Lynx to treat the 2023 WNBA season as a rebuilding one, but with only a few games remaining on the regular-season schedule, they’ve instead proven to be a resilient team that has outperformed those expectations, particularly when compared to teams that have received much more fanfare.


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