WNBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 6/7

7 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 Griner (toe) — In

  • Shakira Austin (hip) — Out

  • Rebecca Allen (concussion protocol) — In

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Indiana Fever News

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

  • Aliyah Boston (ankle) — Not on injury report

  • Temi Fagbenle (foot) — Injured

  • Damiris Dantas (knee) — Injured

Boston exited the previous contest during the fourth quarter after rolling her ankle and never returned to the bench area. However, she avoided the injury report, which probably has to do with their most recent game being five days ago. The Fever have lost nine of their first 11 games this season but have a realistic chance to compete with the Mystics, who will be playing their second game in as many days. Washington is winless through its first 10 outings and has a league-worst 89.5 Offensive Rating.

Washington Mystics News

Confirmed Lineup: Julie Vanloo, Ariel Atkins, Karlie Samuelson, Aaliyah Edwards, Stefanie Dolson

  • Shakira Austin (hip) — Out

  • Brittney Sykes (ankle) — Injured

Seattle Storm News

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

  • Nneka Ogwumike (eye) — Not on injury report

Las Vegas Aces News

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

  • Chelsea Gray (leg) — Injured

  • Kierstan Bell (leg) — Injured

Wilson is coming off her best game of the season as she posted 36 points, 12 rebounds, and six steals versus the Wings. She and the Aces will have a tougher matchup against the Storm, whose 92.3 Defensive Rating is the league's third-best. Seattle comes into the meeting riding a five-game win streak, and they'll get Nneka Ogwumike (eye) back in the lineup after she missed the previous outing.

Dallas Wings News

Confirmed Lineup: Sevgi Uzun, Arike Ogunbowale, Maddy Siegrist, Monique Billings, Teaira McCowan

  • Jaelyn Brown (illness) — Out

  • Satou Sabally (shoulder) — Injured

  • Natasha Howard (foot) — Injured

Los Angeles Sparks News

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

  • Azura Stevens (arm) — Injured

The Sparks chose to play Lexie Brown off the bench in their most recent outing and will likely do so again as they attempt to nail down their best starting five. It appears that Jackson will remain with the first unit moving forward despite a rough last game that saw her shoot one-of-five from the field. Los Angeles will host a Wings team that is dealing with multiple injuries and has lost three consecutive outings.

Minnesota Lynx News

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

  • Diamond Miller (knee) — Injured

Phoenix Mercury News

Confirmed Lineup: Natasha Cloud, Diana Taurasi, Kahleah Copper, Rebecca Allen, Brittney Griner

  • Brittney Griner (toe) — In

  • Rebecca Allen (concussion protocol) — In

Griner hasn't appeared in a game since the preseason but could return when the Mercury host the Lynx. Allen has also missed a few games recently, but she and Griner participated in Thursday's practice. It's unclear what limitations either may face, but if Griner can play, she is more likely to have restrictions after such an extended absence. Regardless, both players' presence would be welcomed for this matchup with Minnesota, who are 7-2 and have the league's third-best Net Rating (+12.7).