WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 6/7

Jun 7th 2023

John RaudebaughCooper Boni

Minnesota Lynx at New York Liberty - Postponed

Lynx Injury Report: Diamond Miller (ankle), Natalie Achonwa (maternity leave) are OUT.

Lynx Projected Lineup: Tiffany Mitchell, Kayla McBride, Napheesa Collier, Jessica Shepard, Dorka Juhász

Liberty Injury Report: None reported

Liberty Projected Lineup: Courtney Vandersloot, Sabrina Ionescu, Betnijah Laney, Breanna Stewart, Jonquel Jones

The Liberty should match up well against Minnesota offensively. New York averages the most made three-pointers in the league, while the Lynx allow the most made threes.

In two games with Marine Johannès, Sabrina Ionescu's usage is down from 22% to 17.8%. Ionescu said she has been playing through a tight hamstring, but she expects to be 100% against the Lynx.

UPDATE: Lynx-Liberty "has been postponed due to the air quality issues impacting the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the greater New York area following the wildfires in Canada."

Phoenix Mercury at Dallas Wings, 8pm ET

Mercury Injury Report: Skylar Diggins-Smith (maternity leave) is OUT.

Mercury Confirmed Lineup: Diana Taurasi, Moriah Jefferson, Sophie Cunningham, Brianna Turner, Brittney Griner

Wings Injury Report: Teaira McCowan (overseas), Diamond DeShields (knee), Crystal Dangerfield (ankle), Lou Lopez Senechal (knee) are OUT.

Wings Confirmed Lineup: Veronica Burton, Arike Ogunbowale, Satou Sabally, Natasha Howard, Kalani Brown

Phoenix has been careless with the ball to start the season. They are averaging 20.3 turnovers per game which is the most of any team. They are set to face a Wings team that averages 7.8 steals per game, the third-most in the league.

The Wings went to Maddy Siegrist when Crystal Dangerfield went down but closed with Awak Kuier at center. The team signed veteran guard Odyssey Sims to a hardship contract. Sims will be available to provide backcourt depth against the Mercury.