WNBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 7/1

Jul 1st 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

  • Diana Taurasi (back) — Out

  • Rebecca Allen (back) — Out

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Connecticut Sun News

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

  • Moriah Jefferson (ankle) — Injured

After their franchise-record 13-1 start, Connecticut has hit a rough patch by going 1-3 in its last four contests, most recently falling to the Dream at home on Friday. The Sun are shooting 40.8% from the field over that span, third-worst in the league. Additionally, their 93.5 Offensive Rating in the four games is a stark drop-off from their 103.9 mark over their first 14 games.

Phoenix Mercury News

Confirmed Lineup: Natasha Cloud, Kahleah Copper, Sophie Cunningham, Natasha Mack, Brittney Griner

  • Diana Taurasi (back) — Out

  • Rebecca Allen (back) — Out

  • Charisma Osborne (leg) — Out

Dallas Wings News

Confirmed Lineup: Odyssey Sims, Jacy Sheldon, Arike Ogunbowale, Natasha Howard, Teaira McCowan

  • Satou Sabally (shoulder) — Injured

  • Maddy Siegrist (finger) — Injured

  • Jaelyn Brown (illness) — Out

The Wings remain in Seattle to face the Storm for the second time in three days after losing 97-76 on Saturday. Dallas, which continues to be without multiple key players, has now lost 12 of its last 13 games. Their lone win since May 31 was, surprisingly, against the Commissioner's Cup champion Lynx at home on June 27. Over this span, Dallas ranks last in the league in Net Rating (-13.2) and Defensive Rating (109.5). The Wings are one of four teams tied for last with four wins.

Seattle Storm News

Confirmed Lineup: Skylar Diggins-Smith, Jewell Loyd, Jordan Horston, Nneka Ogwumike, Ezi Magbegor