WNBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 5/28

May 28th 2024

Cooper Boni

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

  • Diamond DeShields (foot) — In

  • Isabelle Harrison (knee) — Available to play

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Phoenix Mercury News

Confirmed Lineup: Natasha Cloud, Diana Taurasi, Kahleah Copper, Sophie Cunningham, Natasha Mack

  • Sug Sutton (ankle) — Out

  • Rebecca Allen (concussion protocol) — Out

  • Brittney Griner (toe) — Injured

With Allen sidelined, Cunningham may be in line for her first start of the 2024 campaign. She started in all 31 games she appeared in last season but lost her starting spot due to the off-season additions of Allen and Copper. Phoenix will face the Sun, who have started the season by winning five consecutive contests. The Mercury will be without Griner again, and there's been no word on when she could return. Her last update came on May 13 when the team said she'd be re-evaluated "in the coming weeks."

Connecticut Sun News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyasha Harris, DiJonai Carrington, DeWanna Bonner, Alyssa Thomas, Brionna Jones

Los Angeles Sparks News

Confirmed Lineup: Lexie Brown, Kia Nurse, Rickea Jackson, Dearica Hamby, Cameron Brink

  • Layshia Clarendon (concussion protocol) — Out

  • Azura Stevens (arm) — Injured

Jackson has played 23.2 minutes per game off the bench but could be inserted into the starting line due to the absence of Clarendon, who was injured during the previous contest. Fans league-wide have been calling for Jackson to start since the season began, and before Clarendon's injury occurred, coach Miller commented on Jackson's role. "I'm excited about what Rickea is bringing us off the bench," Miller said. "I can't be more pleased with her. I know it's coaching cliche when people say you have six starters, but I look at us with six starters and we can move that around."

Indiana Fever News

Confirmed Lineup: Caitlin Clark, Kelsey Mitchell, Kristy Wallace, Temi Fagbenle, Aliyah Boston

  • Kristy Wallace (knee) — Not on injury report

  • Damiris Dantas (knee) — Injured

Seattle Storm News

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

Chicago Sky News

Confirmed Lineup: Dana Evans, Marina Mabrey, Diamond DeShields, Angel Reese, Elizabeth Williams

  • Diamond DeShields (foot) — In

  • Isabelle Harrison (knee) — Available to play

  • Kamilla Cardoso (shoulder) — Injured

Harrison was available for the first time this season in the previous game but did not touch the floor. Coach Weatherspoon hasn't been extremely vocal regarding her recovery, and Reese should continue to start, at least until Harrison is fully healthy. The Sky will host the Storm, and Reese will likely be matched up against Nneka Oguwmike early and often. Chicago sits at 2-2, while Seattle has won three of its first six outings.