2018 WNBA season

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2018 WNBA season
League Women's National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Number of games 34
Number of teams 12
TV partner(s) ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, NBA TV
Seasons
2019 →

The 2018 WNBA season is the 22nd season of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Minnesota Lynx are the defending champions. The regular season began on May 18, with the Phoenix Mercury hosting the Dallas Wings. The season ends on August 19.

Transactions

Retirement

Free agency

Free agency negotiations began on February 1.

Coaching changes

Off-season
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
Seattle Storm Gary Kloppenburg Dan Hughes
New York Liberty Bill Laimbeer Katie Smith
Las Vegas Aces Vickie Johnson Bill Laimbeer
Atlanta Dream Michael Cooper Nicki Collen

Arena changes

In addition to the relocated Las Vegas Aces, two other teams announced permanent moves to new arenas for the 2018 season.

Standings

Source:[6]

# Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
1 Connecticut Sun 7 2 .778 4–1 3–1 4–2
2 Washington Mystics 6 4 .600 1.5 3–2 3–2 3–1
2 Atlanta Dream 6 4 .600 1.5 3–2 3–2 3–0
4 New York Liberty 3 5 .429 3.5 2–4 1–1 2–2
5 Chicago Sky 3 6 .333 4 2–2 1–4 2–2
6 Indiana Fever 0 10 .000 7.5 0–6 0–4 0–7
# Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
1 Los Angeles Sparks 6 2 .750 0.5 4–1 2–1 3–1
2 Phoenix Mercury 8 3 .727 3–2 5–1 5–2
3 Seattle Storm 7 3 .700 0.5 4–2 3–1 4–2
4 Dallas Wings 4 4 .500 2.5 2–1 2–3 1–3
5 Minnesota Lynx 3 6 .333 3.5 1–2 2–4 1–3
6 Las Vegas Aces 3 7 .300 4.5 1–2 2–5 0–3

WNBA games remaining:
Atlanta Dream = 24
Chicago Sky = 25
Connecticut Sun = 25
Dallas Wings = 26
Indiana Fever = 24
Las Vegas Aces = 24
Los Angeles Sparks = 26
Minnesota Lynx = 25
New York Liberty = 26
Phoenix Mercury = 23
Seattle Storm = 24
Washington Mystics = 24

Season award winners

Player of the Week Award

Player of the Month Award

Rookie of the Month Award

Coach of the Month Award

References

  1. ^ "Minnesota's Plenette Pierson to Retire After 2017 Season". wnba.com. Retrieved 7 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "WNBA Retirement: Jia Perkins quietly retires". swishappeal.com. Retrieved 4 February 2018. 
  3. ^ Ryan, Shannon (July 25, 2017). "Sky will play next season at new Wintrust Arena in South Loop". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 3, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Mayor Emanuel Joins Chicago Sky to Announce Team's Move to Wintrust Arena" (Press release). WNBA. February 2, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018. 
  5. ^ "New York Liberty To Play At Westchester County Center For 2018 Season" (Press release). WNBA. February 8, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018. 
  6. ^ http://www.wnba.com/standings/#?season=2018
  7. ^ "Alyssa Thomas, Chelsea Gray Named WNBA Players Of The Week". wnba.com. WNBA. May 29, 2018. Retrieved May 30, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Tina Charles, Liz Cambage Named Players of the Week". wnba.com. WNBA. June 4, 2018. Retrieved June 4, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Phoenix's Griner, Atlanta's Hayes Named WNBA Players Of The Week". wnba.com. WNBA. June 11, 2018. Retrieved June 11, 2018. 
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