WNBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 7/9

7 days ago

J.J. Calle

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

  • Napheesa Collier (foot) — Out

  • Stephanie Talbot (foot) — Out

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Minnesota Lynx News

Confirmed Lineup: Courtney Williams, Kayla McBride, Bridget Carleton, Dorka Juhász, Alanna Smith

  • Napheesa Collier (foot) — Out

  • Olivia Epoupa (thigh) — Out

In the previous game without Collier, Williams led the Lynx with a 28.1% usage rate and a 43.8% assist rate. Cecilia Zandalasini provided the scoring punch off the bench in an expanded role, and Alissa Pili entered the rotation. In two starts, Juhász has submitted a lackluster 7.9% usage rate.

The Lynx defeated the Sparks in their first two meetings this season. However, Collier led the team with 27.5 points and 5.0 steals per game. It remains an advantageous matchup against the Sparks, who are 1-9 in their last 10 games and have posted a 109.4 Defensive Rating in that span.

Los Angeles Sparks News

Confirmed Lineup: Aari McDonald, Kia Nurse, Rickea Jackson, Azura Stevens, Dearica Hamby

  • Stephanie Talbot (foot) — Out

  • Lexie Brown (illness) — Out

  • Cameron Brink (knee) — Out for season