2021 WNBA Free Agency and Offseason Tracker

Welcome to Winsidr’s 2021 WNBA free agency and offseason tracker, your go-to source to keep up with every transaction of the offseason. This will be a living document, updated regularly as more moves are announced throughout the 2021 WNBA free agency period and the entire offseason.

The league released the official WNBA free agency list on Friday. Reporting on new deals and their terms will be linked next to the corresponding player or trade in the ‘Latest Moves’ section below. All other salary and free agent information has been derived from the Her Hoop Stats salary database and free agent list. Note that the Her Hoop Stats list specifies 11 players under the status of ‘Suspended – Contract Expired’, meaning they can only negotiate with their current team. Team depth charts will not include unsigned free agents. 

Team depth charts

Atlanta Dream

Chennedy Carter Tiffany Hayes Shekinna Stricklen Cheyenne Parker Elizabeth Williams
Odyssey Sims Courtney Williams Shatori Walker-Kimbrough Tianna Hawkins Kalani Brown
Yvonne Turner Kaela Davis Monique Billings
Maite Cazorla

2021 draft picks: R1P3, R2P3, R3P3

Chicago Sky

Courtney Vandersloot Allie Quigley Diamond DeShields Azurá Stevens Candace Parker
Kahleah Copper Gabby Williams  Astou Ndour Stefanie Dolson
Brittany Boyd Ruthy Hebard

2021 draft picks: R1P8, R2P4

Connecticut Sun

Jasmine Thomas Briann January DeWanna Bonner Jonquel Jones
Natisha Hiedeman Kamiah Smalls Kaila Charles Morgan Bertsch Brionna Jones
Sydney Wallace Stephanie Jones Beatrice Mompremier
Alyssa Thomas (injured–Achilles)

2021 draft picks: R2P8, R2P9, R3P6

Dallas Wings

Marina Mabrey Arike Ogunbowale Allisha Gray Satou Sabally Bella Alarie
Tyasha Harris Kayla Thornton Isabelle Harrison
Moriah Jefferson Megan Gustafson

2021 draft picks: R1P1, R1P2, R1P5, R1P7, R2P1

Indiana Fever

Danielle Robinson Kelsey Mitchell Kennedy Burke Lauren Cox Teaira McCowan
Julie Allemand Victoria Vivians Tiffany Mitchell Jessica Breland Jantel Lavender
Lindsay Allen Bernadett Határ
Kathleen Doyle

Chanelle Molina

2021 draft picks: R1P4, R2P7, R2P12, R3P2, R3P7, R3P9

Las Vegas Aces

Kelsey Plum Chelsea Gray Angel McCoughtry A’ja Wilson Liz Cambage
Riquna Williams Jackie Young Dearica Hamby
Emma Cannon JiSu Park

2021 draft picks: R1P12, R2P2, R3P12

Los Angeles Sparks

Erica Wheeler Kristi Toliver Brittney Sykes Nneka Ogwumike Chiney Ogwumike
Te’a Cooper Sydney Wiese Bria Holmes Maria Vadeeva Amanda Zahui B.
Nia Coffey Seimone Augustus Kristine Anigwe
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt

2021 draft picks: R1P10, R2P10, R3P4, R3P10

Minnesota Lynx

Crystal Dangerfield Aerial Powers Kayla McBride Napheesa Collier Sylvia Fowles
Lexie Brown Bridget Carleton Damiris Dantas Natalie Achonwa
Rachel Banham Jessica Shepard
Linnae Harper

2021 draft picks: R1P9

New York Liberty

Sabrina Ionescu Marine Johannès Betnijah Laney  Natasha Howard Kiah Stokes
Layshia Clarendon Asia Durr Leaonna Odom Kylee Shook
Jazmine Jones Sami Whitcomb Jocelyn Willoughby
Joyner Holmes Han Xu

2021 draft picks: R1P6, R2P5, R3P1, R3P5

Phoenix Mercury

Skylar Diggins-Smith Diana Taurasi Kia Nurse Brianna Turner Brittney Griner
Bria Hartley Megan Walker Alanna Smith Kia Vaughn
Shey Peddy Sophie Cunningham Sara Blicavs
Marta Xargay

2021 draft picks: R3P8

Seattle Storm

Sue Bird Jewell Loyd Katie Lou Samuelson Breanna Stewart Mercedes Russell
Jordin Canada Epiphanny Prince Mikiah Herbert Harrigan Candice Dupree Ezi Magbegor
Kitija Laksa Stephanie Talbot  
Haley Gorecki Tamera Young

2021 draft picks: R1P11, R2P6, R2P11, R3P11

Washington Mystics

Natasha Cloud Ariel Atkins Elena Delle Donne Tina Charles
Leilani Mitchell Stella Johnson Kiara Leslie  Myisha Hines-Allen
Sug Sutton Shavonte Zellous Erica McCall
Aislinn Konig Alysha Clark (injured–foot) Theresa Plaisance

2021 draft picks: None

Notable remaining free agents

Bigs

  • Emma Meesseman (UFA–update)
  • Glory Johnson (UFA)
  • Temi Fagbenle (RP)
  • Megan Huff (UFA)
  • Raisa Musina (UFA)
  • Brittany Brewer (waived 2/21, UFA)
  • Marie Gülich (waived 3/16, UFA)
  • Stephanie Mavunga (waived 3/7, UFA)

Wings

Guards

  • Paris Kea (RP–injured, torn ACL)
  • Sydney Colson (UFA)
  • Sugar Rodgers (UFA)
  • Tayler Hill (UFA)
  • Blake Dietrick (RFA)

Note: ‘Suspended – Contract Expired’ players not included. 

The latest moves

March 31

Shavonte Zellous, Washington Mystics

  • Training camp contract

March 28

Stephanie Jones, Connecticut Sun

  • Training camp contract

March 22

Marta Xargay, Phoenix Mercury

  • Training camp contract

Sara Blicavs, Phoenix Mercury

  • Training camp contract

March 19

Jacki Gemelos, Washington Mystics

March 17

Kelsey Mitchell, Indiana Fever

March 16

Aislinn Konig, Washington Mystics

  • Training camp contract

Marie Gülich, Los Angeles Sparks

  • Waived

March 15

Morgan Tuck, Seattle Storm

March 12

Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces

Luisa Geiselsöder, Dallas Wings

  • Rookie scale contract; No. 21 overall pick in 2020 (team release)
  • March 31 update: Placed on suspended list; injured overseas (team release)

March 9

Natasha Cloud, Washington Mystics

March 8

Theresa Plaisance, Washington Mystics

Astou Ndour, Chicago Sky

March 7

Stephanie Mavunga, Chicago Sky

  • Waived

March 6

Bernadett Határ, Indiana Fever

  • Training camp contract

March 4

Nia Coffey, Los Angeles Sparks 

February 26

Odyssey Sims, Atlanta Dream

Ariel Atkins, Washington Mystics

  • Two-year extension through 2023 starting at $170,000 with full protection (Source: Rachel Galligan)

February 25

Astou Ndour, Dallas Wings

  • Waived; agreed to buyout: $108,421 in 2021, $111,579 in 2022; had two years, $386,650 with full protection remaining on current deal (team release; salary info via Richard Cohen)

Chiney Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks

  • Two-year deal, with full protection, starting at $113,000 (story; salary info via Richard Cohen)

February 23

Haley Gorecki, Seattle Storm

February 22

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Atlanta Dream

February 21

Kaela Davis, Atlanta Dream

Brittany Brewer and Mikayla Pivec, Atlanta Dream

February 19

Seimone Augustus, Los Angeles Sparks

Bria Holmes, Los Angeles Sparks

February 17

Azurá Stevens, Chicago Sky

February 16

Jessica Breland, Indiana Fever 

February 15

Lindsay Allen, Indiana Fever

  • Trade: Indiana receives Allen and No. 24 overall pick; Las Vegas receives No. 14 overall pick (team release)

Odyssey Sims and Temi Fagbenle, Indiana Fever

  • Trade: Minnesota receives Indiana’s 2022 second-round pick; Indiana receives Sims, rights to Temi Fagbenle, Minnesota’s 2022 first-round pick and Minnesota’s 2022 third-round pick (Source: Rachel Galligan
  • Sims waived by Indiana (team release)

Morgan Bertsch, Connecticut Sun

February 13

Yvonne Turner, Atlanta Dream

  • Trade: Atlanta receives Turner; Phoenix receives Atlanta’s 2022 third-round pick (team release)
  • Turner signed training camp contract with Atlanta (Source: Richard Cohen)

Linnae Harper, Minnesota Lynx

February 11

Amanda Zahui B., Los Angeles Sparks

Riquna Williams, Las Vegas Aces

Stephanie Talbot, Seattle Storm

Tamera Young, Seattle Storm

February 10

The five Wednesday trades

  • Each component of Wednesday’s happenings will be listed separately, and a final recap will be listed below.

New York and Phoenix

  • New York receives the No. 6 overall pick and Phoenix’s 2022 first-round pick; Phoenix receives Megan Walker and Kia Nurse (Source: Rachel Galligan)
  • Phoenix waives Nia Coffey (Source: Brendon Kleen)

New York and Seattle

  • New York receives Natasha Howard; Seattle receives the No. 1 overall pick, Phoenix’s 2022 first-round pick, and New York’s 2022 second-round pick (Source: Rachel Galligan)
  • Four-year deal, with full protection, for Howard in New York starting at $215,000 (Source: Rachel Galligan)

New York and Seattle

  • New York receives Sami Whitcomb; Seattle receives the rights to Stephanie Talbot (Source: Rachel Galligan)
  • Two-year deal, with full protection, for Whitcomb with New York at $150,350 per season (Source: Gabe Ibrahim)

Minnesota and Seattle

  • Minnesota receives Phoenix’s 2022 first-round pick; Seattle receives Mikiah Herbert Harrigan (Source: Rachel Galligan)

Dallas and Seattle

  • Dallas receives the No. 1 overall pick; Seattle receives Katie Lou Samuelson and Dallas’ 2022 second-round pick (team release)

Full recap

New York receives

Natasha Howard, Sami Whitcomb, 2021 No. 6 overall pick

Seattle receives

Mikiah Herbert Harrigan, Katie Lou Samuelson, Stephanie Talbot, Dallas’ 2022 second-round pick, New York’s 2022 second-round pick

Phoenix receives

Kia Nurse and Megan Walker; waived Nia Coffey

Dallas receives

2021 No. 1 overall pick

Minnesota receives

Phoenix’s 2022 first-round pick

February 9

Trade between Chicago and Dallas

  • Chicago receives Dallas’ 2021 second-round pick (No. 16 overall); Dallas receives Chicago’s 2022 second-round pick (Source: Madeline Kenney; Rachel Galligan)

Renee Montgomery

February 8

Brittany Boyd, Chicago Sky

  • Training camp contract

Candice Dupree, Seattle Storm

Chanelle Molina, Indiana Fever

Kayla Thornton, Dallas Wings

  • Two-year extension, with full protection, starting at $107,040; maximum 120% increase over 2021 salary (team release; salary info via Her Hoop Stats)

Crystal Langhorne, Seattle Storm

February 6

Sydney Wallace, Connecticut Sun

February 5

Erica McCall, Washington Mystics

Kia Vaughn, Phoenix Mercury

Tina Charles, Washington Mystics

Shatori-Walker Kimbrough, restricted qualifying offer rescinded 

  • Becomes an unrestricted free agent; 23 games played for Phoenix in 2020 

Kobi Thornton, draft rights renounced 

  • Drafted 27th overall in 2020 by Atlanta; becomes an unrestricted free agent

February 4

Tianna Hawkins, Atlanta Dream

February 2

Danielle Robinson, Indiana Fever 

Joyner Holmes, New York Liberty 

Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut Sun 

LaToya Sanders, Washington Mystics

February 1

Dearica Hamby, Las Vegas Aces

Kamiah Smalls, Connecticut Sun

Jantel Lavender, Indiana Fever 

Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury

January 31

Brionna Jones, Connecticut Sun

Epiphanny Prince, Seattle Storm

Sue Bird, Seattle Storm

January 30

Erica Wheeler, Los Angeles Sparks 

January 28

Alysha Clark, Washington Mystics

Chelsea Gray, Las Vegas Aces 

Jasmine Thomas, Connecticut Sun

  • Three-year deal, with full protection, starting at $185,000; flat at $190,000 in the final two seasons (Source: Rachel Galligan; salary info via Rachel Galligan)

Aerial Powers, Minnesota Lynx

  • Three-year deal, with full protection, starting at the lower maximum of $190,550 (Source: Chris Haynes; salary info via Her Hoop Stats)

Natalie Achonwa, Minnesota Lynx

  • Three-year deal, with full protection, starting at $164,500; descending salary structure (Source: Doug Feinberg; salary info via Her Hoop Stats)

Allisha Gray, Dallas Wings

  • Three-year deal, with full protection, starting at $160,000; additional $20,000 per year for team marketing (Source: B. Terrell; salary info via Her Hoop Stats, B. Terrell)

January 27

Brittney Sykes, Los Angeles Sparks 

Betnijah Laney, New York Liberty

Cheyenne Parker, Atlanta Dream

Kayla McBride, Minnesota Lynx

Candace Parker, Chicago Sky

Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks

January 23

Nia Coffey, Phoenix Mercury

January 20

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe

  • Plans to forego 2021 WNBA season to focus on Olympics; reserved player this offseason (Source: CBC.ca)

January 14 

Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks

Natasha Howard, Seattle Storm

Alaina Coates, Washington Mystics 

  • Did not receive a reserved qualifying offer, now an unrestricted free agent 

Reshanda Gray, Los Angeles Sparks 

  • Did not receive a restricted qualifying offer, now an unrestricted free agent 

Cierra Burdick, Las Vegas Aces

  • Did not receive a restricted qualifying offer, now an unrestricted free agent 

James Wade, Chicago Sky

  • Contract extension to remain head coach and general manager through 2025 (team release)

January 13 

Emma Cannon, Las Vegas Aces

Lindsay Allen, Las Vegas Aces

Liz Cambage, Las Vegas Aces

January 12 

Shey Peddy, Phoenix Mercury 

Curt Miller, Connecticut Sun 

  • Contract extension to remain head coach and general manager through 2024 (team release)

January 11

Te’a Cooper, Los Angeles Sparks

January 10 

Beatrice Mompremier, Connecticut Sun

  • Accepted the reserved qualifying offer (Source: Winsidr)

January 9

María Conde, Chicago Sky

  • Suspended, full season; selected No. 27 overall (Round 3 Pick 3) by Chicago in 2019

January 8 

Stella Johnson, Washington Mystics

Sug Sutton, Washington Mystics

Jacki Gemelos, Washington Mystics

Bridget Carleton, Minnesota Lynx

  • Accepted the reserved qualifying offer (Source: Winsidr)

January 7

Natisha Hiedeman, Connecticut Sun 

Kiah Gillespie, Chicago Sky 

  • Waived; cleared waivers Jan. 17; selected No. 32 overall (Round 3 Pick 8) by Chicago in 2020 

December 22

Derek Fisher, Los Angeles Sparks

  • Coaching contract renewed, named general manager; Michael Fischer named VP of Player Personnel (team release)
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