2023 WNBA FREE AGENCY AND OFFSEASON TRACKER

The 2022-2023 offseason is upon us, and let us be one of the many to wish the Las Vegas Aces congratulations on their first championship in team history. The parade is over, the champagne has been wiped from their eyes, and the poor souls who cleaned the visiting locker room at Mohegan Sun Arena have done the lord’s work. Now, it’s time we look ahead to what will assuredly be a busy offseason around the W.

Welcome to Winsidr’s 2023 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 moves are announced throughout the 2023 WNBA offseason. This free agency class is not as touted as the antecedent one, but still comes with some big names around the league that could realistically find new homes this winter. Current free agent lists come courtesy of Her Hoop Stats. Bookmark this page and follow along below to track the flurry of signings sure to take place over the next few weeks.

Free Agent List

Current Team Depth Charts

Latest Moves

 

A reminder for those who need it:

Restricted Free Agents (RFA): these players can sign with any team, but their previous teams have the right of first refusal, meaning should another team sign them, the previous team has the right to match that contract.

Unrestricted Free Agents (UFA): these players can sign with any team they choose.

Reserved Free Agents (Reserved): players with three or fewer years of experience can be subjected to a qualifying offer. If a team extends these players a qualifying offer, the team has exclusive negotiating rights with said players.

Suspended: if a player’s contract has been suspended, they do not become a free agent when their contract expires. Instead, the team still holds exclusive negotiating rights, but do not need to extend a qualifying offer to negotiate.

 

Free Agent List

Players listed alphabetically by last name

RFA

Emma Cannon (IND)

Marina Mabrey (DAL)

Shey Peddy (PHX)

Gabby Williams (SEA)

 

UFA

Yvonne Anderson

Amy Atwell

Rachel Banham

Katie Benzan

Kennedy Burke

Liz Cambage

Jordin Canada

Tina Charles

Alaina Coates

Lorela Cubaj

Elissa Cunane

Reshanda Gray

Brittney Griner

Bria Hartley

Moriah Jefferson

Jantel Lavender

Rui Machida 

Angel McCoughtry

Emma Meesseman

Chiney Ogwumike

Raina Perez

Theresa Plaisance

Epiphanny Prince

Iliana Rupert

Karlie Samuelson

Odyssey Sims

Hannah Sjerven

Destiny Slocum

Kamiah Smalls

Alanna Smith

Diana Taurasi

Megan Walker

 

Reserved

Temi Fagbenle (IND)

Rebekah Gardner (CHI)

Marine Johannès (NY)

Beatrice Mompremier (ATL)

JiSu Park (LVA)

Khayla Pointer (IND)

Han Xu (NY)

 

Suspended

Bernadett Határ (IND)

Tiffany Hayes (ATL)

Cecilia Zandalasini (MN)

Maria Vadeeva (LA)

 

Current Team Depth Charts

Atlanta Dream

Cheyenne Parker (Protected)

Allisha Gray (Protected, Traded from DAL on 1/21/23)

Danielle Robinson (Protected, Traded from IND on 1/13/23)

Aari McDonald (Unprotected)

Rhyne Howard (Unprotected)

Naz Hillman (Unprotected)

Nia Coffey (Reported)

AD Durr (Reported)

Monique Billings

 

Chicago Sky

Dana Evans (Unprotected)

Ruthy Hebard (Protected)

Julie Allemand (Protected)

Kahleah Copper (Protected)

Li Yueru (Unprotected)

Courtney Williams

Isabelle Harrison

Elizabeth Williams

Robyn Parks

Fevonda Fitzgerald

Astou Ndour-Fall

Connecticut Sun

DeWanna Bonner (Protected)

Alyssa Thomas (Protected)

Tyasha Harris (Protected, Traded from DAL on 1/15/23)

Rebecca Allen (Protected, Traded from NY on 1/15/23)

Olivia Nelson-Ododa (Unprotected, Traded from LA on 1/16/23)

Jasmine Walker (Unprotected, Traded from LA on 1/16/23)

DiJonai Carrington (Unprotected)

Nia Clouden (Unprotected)

Joyner Holmes (Unprotected)

Brionna Jones

Natisha Hiedeman 

Lauren Cox (Unprotected)

Kristine Anigwe (Unprotected)

 

Dallas Wings

Natasha Howard (Protected, Traded from NY on 1/15/23)

Satou Sabally (Protected)

Arike Ogunbowale (Protected)

Teaira McCowan (Reported)

Charli Collier (Unprotected)

Awak Kuier (Unprotected)

Jasmine Dickey (Unprotected)

Veronica Burton (Unprotected)

Crystal Dangerfield

 

Indiana Fever

Kelsey Mitchell (Protected)

Kristy Wallace (Unprotected, Traded from ATL on 1/13/23)

Emly Engstler (Unprotected)

NaLyssa Smith (Unprotected)

Lexie Hull (Unprotected)

Destanni Henderson (Unprotected)

Erica Wheeler (Protected)

Maya Caldwell (Unprotected)

Rennia Davis  (Unprotected)

Las Vegas Aces

Chelsea Gray (Protected)

Kelsey Plum (Protected)

Candace Parker (Reported)

Jackie Young (Unprotected)

A’ja Wilson (Protected)

Riquna Williams (Unprotected)

Kierstan Bell (Unprotected)

Aisha Sheppard (Unprotected)

Alysha Clark (Protected)

Alexis Peterson (Unprotected)

Courtney Range (Unprotected)

Cayla George (Unprotected)

Sydney Colson

Kiah Stokes

 

Los Angeles Sparks

Rae Burrell (Unprotected)

Chennedy Carter (Protected)

Dearica Hamby (Protected, Traded from LV on 1/21/23)

Katie Lou Samuelson (Protected)

Stephanie Talbot (Protected)

Jasmine Thomas (Protected, Traded from CON on 1/16/23)

Lexie Brown 

Stephanie Talbot

Nneka Ogwumike

Azurá Stevens

 

Minnesota Lynx

Natalie Achonwa (Protected)

Kayla McBride (Protected)

Aerial Powers (Protected)

Napheesa Collier (Unprotected)

Jessica Shepard (Unprotected)

Tiffany Mitchell

Bridget Carleton  (Unprotected)

Lindsay Allen (Unprotected)

Damiris Dantas

Nikolina Milić (Unprotected)

Kiana Williams (Unprotected)

 

New York Liberty

Jonquel Jones (Protected, Trade from CON on 1/15/23)

Betnijah Laney (Protected)

Stefanie Dolson (Protected)

Breanna Stewart

Kayla Thornton (Unprotected, Traded from DAL on 1/15/23)

Sabrina Ionescu (Unprotected)

Michael Onyenwere (Unprotected)

DiDi Richards (Unprotected)

Jocelyn Willoughby (Unprotected)

Courtney Vandersloot

 

Phoenix Mercury

Skylar Diggins-Smith (Protected)

Brianna Turner (Protected)

Diamond DeShields (Protected)

Sophie Cunningham (Protected)

Sam Thomas (Unprotected)

Megan Gustafson  (Unprotected)

Sydney Wiese (Unprotected)

Jennie Simms (Unprotected)

 

 

Seattle Storm

Jewell Loyd (Protected)

Mercedes Russell (Protected)

Kia Nurse

Kaila Charles (Unprotected)

Sami Whitcomb

Ezi Magbegor 

Yvonne Turner (Unprotected)

 

Washington Mystics

Ariel Atkins (Protected)

Natasha Cloud (Protected)

Elena Delle Donne (Protected)

Myisha Hines-Allen (Protected)

Shakira Austin (Unprotected)

Brittney Sykes (Protected)

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (Protected)

Kristi Toliver

Tianna Hawkins (Unprotected)

Jazmine Jones (Unprotected)

Jenkins, Alisia (Unprotected)

Evina Westbrook (Unprotected)

Amanda Zahui B.

Stephanie Jones

 

Note: Depth charts updated with help from Her Hoop Stats and recent news

 

Latest Moves

February 7

Washington: Stephanie Jones
Chicago: Astou Ndour-Fall
Las Vegas: Kiah Stokes
Las Vegas: Sydney Colson
Connecticut: Lauren Cox
Connecticut: Kristine Anigwe
Phoenix: Sydney Wiese (Rachel Galligan report)
Phoenix: Jennie Sims (Rachel Galligan report)
Seattle: Yvonne Turner

February 6

Las Vegas: waived Iliana Rupert

February 5

Los Angeles: Layshia Clarendon (Rachel Galligan report)
Indiana: Victoria Vivians 
Chicago: Robyn Parks Training Camp Contract
Chicago: Fevonda Fitzgerald Training Camp Contract
Washington: Amanda Zahui B. (Kareem Copeland report)

Trade: LV, WAS
Washington: Amanda Zahui B
Las Vegas: Second round picks in 2024 and 2025

 

February 4

Seattle: Ezi Magbegor (Rachel Galligan report)
Minnesota: Maya Dodson
Minnesota: Kiana Williams
Minnesota: Stephanie Watts

February 3

Phoenix: Megan Gustafson (Rachel Galligan report)
Minnesota: Lindsay Allen (Rachel Galligan report)
Minnesota: Damiris Dantas
Minnesota: Nikolina Milić
Minnesota: Bridget Carleton (Rachel Galligan report)
Seattle: Kia Nurse (Alexa Philippou report)
Seattle: Kaila Charles
Seattle: Sami Whitcomb (The Ball Out Media)
Chicago: Elizabeth Williams, 2 year protected(Richard Cohen report)
Atlanta: Monique Billings

February 2

Chicago: Isabelle Harrison (Rachel Galligan report)
Chicago: Courtney Williams (Khristina Williams report)
New York: Courtney Vandersloot (Social Media Post)
Dallas: Crystal Dangerfield – Multi-year Deal (Social Media Post)
Dallas: Kalani Brown –  (Social Media Post)
Dallas: Bella Alarie – Retired (Social Media Post)
Minnesota: Tiffany Mitchell (Rachel Galligan report)
Indiana: Maya Caldwell (Howard Megdal report)
Indiana:  Rennia Davis
Indiana: Khayla Pointer
Indiana: Chelsey Perry
Washington: Alisia Jenkins (Social Media Post)
Los Angeles: Azurá Stevens (Rachel Galligan report)
Phoenix: Sam Thomas 

Washington: Jenkins, Alisia

February 1

Phoenix: Sophie Cunningham – 2 year Protected (Rachel Galligan report)
Indiana: Erica Wheeler – 2 year Protected (Rachel Galligan report, Richard Cohen on contract)
Las Vegas: Alexis Peterson (Social Media Post)
Washington: Kristi Toliver (Social media Post)
Washington: Shatori Walker-Kimbrough – 2 year (1st year protected) (Rachel Galligan on signing, Jenn Hatfield on contract)
Washington: Machida, Rui – QO Rescinded
New York: Breanna Stewart (Social Media Post)
Los Angeles: Lexie Brown – 2 year  (Rachel Galligan on signing, Richard Cohen on contract)
Los Angeles: Stephanie Talbot – 2 year protected (Rachel Galligan on signing, Richard Cohen on contract )
Atlanta: AD Durr (Re-signed, Reported by Rachel Galligan)
Connecticut: Joyner Holmes (Reported by Rachel Galligan)
Las Vegas: Courtney Range
Las Vegas: Cayla George – 1 year (Richard Cohen on contract)
Dallas: Bella Alarie, – Suspended, Personal Decision – Full Season

January 30

Dallas: Teaira McCowan – 3 year (Rachel Galligan on signing, Howard Megdal on contract)
Washington: Tianna Hawkins (Kareem Copeland of Washington Post)

January 29

Atlanta: Nia Coffey – 1 year (Jackie Powell of The Next, Richard Cohen conract)
Washington: Brittney Sykes – 3 year (Howard Megdal on signing, Khristina Williams on contract length, Richard Cohen on contract details)
Las Vegas: Alysha Clark – 2 year (Howard Megdal of The Next, Rachel Galligan on contract length)

January 28

Las Vegas: Candace Parker – (Announced on Instagram)

January 23

Washington: Jones, Jazmine

January 21

Trade: DAL, ATL
Atlanta: Allisha Gray
Dallas: #3 overall pick in 2023 and a 2025 first rounder

Trade: LA, LVA
Los Angeles: Dearica Hamby, 2024 first round pick
Las Vegas: rights to Amanda Zahui B., 2024 second round pick

Las Vegas: Ji-Su Park – QO Not Extended

January 20

Washington: Evina Westbrook

January 19

Connecticut: Brionna Jones Core designated (Report from Rachel Galligan)

January 16

Trade: CON, LA
Los Angeles: Jasmine Thomas, 2023 first round pick (No. 10 overall)
Connecticut: Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Jasmine Walker & rights to Kianna Smith

Trade: CON, NYL, DAL
Dallas: Natasha Howard (NYL) & rights to Crystal Dangerfield (NYL)
Connecticut: 2023 first round draft pick (No. 6 overall) (NYL), Rebecca Allen (NYL) & Ty Harris (DAL)
New York: Jonquel Jones (CON) & Kayla Thornton (DAL)

January 13

Trade: Wallace, Kristy (ATL) for Robinson, Danielle (IND)

Atlanta: Mompremier, Beatrice – QO Extended
Atlanta: Durr, AD – QO Extended
Minnesota: Carleton, Bridget – QO Extended
Minnesota: Cruz, Anna – QO Extended
Los Angeles: Smith, Kianna  – QO Extended
Washington: Machida, Rui – QO Extended
Washington: Jones, Jazmine – QO Extended
Washington: Westbrook, Evina – QO Extended
Indiana: Robinson, Danielle – Contract Amendment – Trade Bonus

January 12

Phoenix: Thomas, Sam – QO Extended
Phoenix: Peddy, Shey – QO Extended
Phoenix: Gustafson, Megan – QO Extended
Phoenix: Cunningham, Sophie – QO Extended
Seattle: Williams, Gabby – QO Extended
Seattle: Magbegor, Ezi – QO Extended
New York: Dangerfield, Crystal – QO Extended
New York: Johannes, Marine – QO Extended
New York: Han, Xu – QO Extended

January 11

Chicago: Gardner, Rebekah – QO Extended
Indiana: Vivians, Victoria – QO Extended
Indiana: Cannon, Emma – QO Extended
Indiana: Fagbenle, Temi – QO Extended
Indiana: Davis, Rennia – QO Extended
Indiana: Pointer, Khayla – QO Extended
Dallas: Mabrey, Marina – QO Extended
Dallas: McCowan, Teaira – QO Extended
Connecticut: Holmes, Joyner – QO Extended
Connecticut: Hiedeman, Natisha – QO Extended

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