WNBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 6/11

3 days ago

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

  • Brittney Sykes (ankle) — In

  • Shakira Austin (hip) — Out

  • Dorka Juhasz (knee) — Probable

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Washington Mystics News

Confirmed Lineup: Brittney Sykes, Ariel Atkins, Karlie Samuelson, Aaliyah Edwards, Stefanie Dolson

  • Brittney Sykes (ankle) — In

  • Shakira Austin (hip) — Out

Atlanta Dream News

Confirmed Lineup: Haley Jones, Allisha Gray, Rhyne Howard, Cheyenne Parker-Tyus, Tina Charles

  • Jordin Canada (hand) — Injured

Despite Canada's continued absence, Atlanta is staying afloat to start the 2024 campaign. The Dream have won five of their first nine outings and have been led by Gray and Howard, who are scoring a combined 31.1 points per contest. Jones has started in the backcourt sans Canada and will likely retain that spot until she returns. Atlanta will face the Mystics, who are still looking for their first win of the season.

Minnesota Lynx News

Confirmed Lineup: Courtney Williams, Kayla McBride, Bridget Carleton, Napheesa Collier, Alanna Smith

  • Dorka Juhasz (knee) — Probable

  • Diamond Miller (knee) — Injured

Las Vegas Aces News

Confirmed Lineup: Kelsey Plum, Jackie Young, Alysha Clark, A'ja Wilson, Kiah Stokes

  • Jackie Young (illness) — Not on injury report

  • Chelsea Gray (leg) — Injured

  • Kierstan Bell (leg) — Injured

The Aces have yet to reveal a timeline for Gray's return, whose absence has contributed to their slow start this season. Las Vegas is 5-4 and has lost three of its last four outings. Young played through an illness in one of those losses and sat out of another. The Aces are set to host Minnesota, who they beat toward the end of May. The Lynx have won four of their five games since that loss and enter this meeting with the league's third-best Net Rating (+12.4).

Los Angeles Sparks News

Confirmed Lineup: Layshia Clarendon, Kia Nurse, Rickea Jackson, Dearica Hamby, Cameron Brink

  • Azura Stevens (arm) — Injured

Seattle Storm News

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

The Storm's 38.1 rebounds per game are the most of any team league-wide. They have three players (Loyd, Ogwumike, and Magbegor) averaging six or more rebounds per outing. They'll play host to the Sparks and Dearica Hamby, whose 11.5 rebounds per contest are the third most of any player this season. Hamby has led Los Angeles in rebounding in 10 of 11 games and has scored 20.8 points per outing in her last five appearances.