WNBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 5/22

May 22nd 2024

Ryan Schwepfinger

Each day, this column will provide live updates for all WNBA news. Enjoy up-to-the-minute alerts for injuries and lineup confirmations. The Key News to Watch section will highlight notable injuries to monitor for the current WNBA slate.

Key WNBA News to Watch

  • Nneka Ogwumike (ankle) — Available

  • Nika Muhl (pending visa approval) — Available

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Indiana Fever News

Confirmed Lineup: Caitlin Clark, Kelsey Mitchell, Kristy Wallace, NaLyssa Smith, Aaliyah Boston

  • Damiris Dantas (knee) — Injured

In a nationally televised game on Monday, the Fever came close to notching their first win of the season, taking the Sun down to the wire before ultimately falling by an 88-84 final. Clark rolled her ankle in the game, missing some time in the second quarter, but returned for the second half and showed no signs of the injury slowing her down. She finished with 17 points and five assists and is now averaging 17.0 points, 5.5 assists, and 4.0 rebounds through her first four WNBA games.

Indiana received a big boost of the bench in the form of Temi Fagbenle, who recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in 23 minutes. It was the first double-double by a reserve across the league this season.

Seattle Storm News

Confirmed Lineup: Skylar Diggins-Smith, Jewell Loyd, Victoria Vivians, Nneka Ogwumike, Ezi Magbegor

  • Nneka Ogwumike (ankle) — Available

  • Nika Muhl (pending visa approval) — Available

Muhl is probable to make her WNBA debut. She's been sitting out due to pending approval of her visa. It was previously reported that Muhl was expected to get that approval and be available to play on Wednesday, and the Storm's official injury report would seem to confirm that. Muhl has missed four straight contests to open the season. She's expected to provide point guard depth behind Diggins-Smith when available.