The global pandemic hit the league at an especially crucial moment.

With training camps due to open later this month, the league said it will remain in holding pattern as the fight continues against the global pandemic. The draft remains on schedule for April 17.

The WNBA has decided to keep its draft date on the previously scheduled April 17. The event will be run virtually without players, staff and media in attendance.


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Guirantes headed back to Rutgers instead of WNBA draft

Arella Guirantes is headed back to Rutgers instead of choosing to enter the WNBA draft

WNBA postpones start of season this month because of virus

The WNBA has postponed the start of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic

Basketball Hall of Fame set to announce 2020 class

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as part of the 2020 class of enshrinees by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

The parade route for the 2019 WNBA champions is set to begin in front of the National Museum of Women and end at the Capital One Arena.

Washington returns its dual MVPs from 2019, as expected. Elena Delle Donne, the 2019 WNBA MVP, signed a four-year deal last week. Meesseman won the 2019 WNBA Finals MVP award.

The move, while expected, ensures the reigning WNBA champions will keep their franchise cornerstone, a two-time league MVP.

The three-time all-star helped lead Washington to its first WNBA championship in October, but the Mystics couldn't afford to re-sign her.

It took months to negotiate a change that would allow the Washington Mystics player to earn a market-value salary to be an assistant coach with the Wizards.

The four-time WNBA champion with the Minnesota Lynx has been pursuing an interest in criminal justice reform and, in particular, the case of a man she thinks was wrongfully incarcerated as a 16-year-old in 1997.

For Layshia Clarendon, the benefits extend from big (greater financial freedom and more options for career and family planning) to small (a little more legroom on plane rides).

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The average compensation for players is set to exceed six figures for the first time.

The star teammates on the WNBA's Seattle Storm decided to undergo the procedure after injury layoffs gave them time to do so. Now, they would like other women to learn about their options.

Stanley, a member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, will be a head coach in the WNBA for the second time.

The newly christened WNBA champions continued their victory tour at Nationals Park.

Players including Elena Delle Donne, Kristi Toliver, Emma Meesseman and Natasha Cloud addressed crowd of several thousand the afternoon after Washington claimed first title in franchise history.

“It’s hard when you play year-round to make a living but what I always tell people in this game, it beats working and it beats not working," said Mystics Coach Mike Thibault.

The Mystics went 3-27 in their inaugural season. Now they're champions.

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The Mystics attempted nearly 25 three-pointers per game during the playoffs, about five more than the rest of the WNBA postseason field.

The Mystics defeated the Sun, 89-78, in a winner-take-all Game 5 to cap a season in which they set a franchise record for victories and several league marks for offensive production.

  • Perspective

From the MVP Elena Delle Donne battling injuries, to the coach-GM seeking a capstone for a decorated career, to a neighborhood in need, the Mystics bring a championship home.

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