WNBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 7/5

Jul 5th 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

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Atlanta Dream News

Confirmed Lineup: Haley Jones, Maya Caldwell, Allisha Gray, Nia Coffey Tina Charles

  • Destanni Henderson (signed) — TBD

  • Aerial Powers (calf) — Out

  • Rhyne Howard (ankle) — Injured

  • Jordin Canada (finger) — Injured

Canada has missed most of the year but recently made her season debut and played three more games afterward. She'll now be sidelined again, meaning the Dream will be looking at more lineup changes. Parker-Tyus has played with the first unit for much of the season and is a top candidate to rejoin the starting lineup, especially with Powers also out. The Dream will face the Wings, who have lost 14 of their previous 15 outings, so it could be a good outing to experiment with rotations.

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

Las Vegas Aces News

Confirmed Lineup: Chelsea Gray, Kelsey Plum, Jackie Young, A'ja Wilson, Kiah Stokes

The Aces are set to face the Sparks in the second leg of a back-to-back set. They handled an injured Mystics team in the first leg, winning by 21 points and resting their starters for much of the fourth quarter. Since Gray rejoined the starting lineup four games ago, the Aces have gone undefeated while posting the league's top Offensive Rating (113.2).

Los Angeles Sparks News

Confirmed Lineup: Aari McDonald, Kia Nurse, Stephanie Talbot, Rickea Jackson, Dearica Hamby

  • Crystal Dangerfield (signed) — TBD

  • Lexie Brown (illness) — Out

  • Azura Stevens (arm) — Injured

  • Cameron Brink (knee) — Out for season

Chicago Sky News

Confirmed Lineup: Lindsay Allen, Marina Mabrey, Chennedy Carter, Angel Reese, Kamilla Cardoso

  • Elizabeth Williams (knee) — Out for season

Carter was an All-Star snub this season despite putting up some of the best numbers of her career. She's averaging 15.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists while adding 1.2 steals per contest. Carter's started the previous six outings, and over that span, her 20.2 points per game are the sixth-most of any player league-wide. She'll look to maintain her improved scoring against the Storm, whose 93.8 Defensive Rating is the third-best.

Seattle Storm News

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