2020 WNBA season

The 2020 WNBA season will be the 24th season of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Washington Mystics are the defending champions. Planned changes to the league’s schedule included an increase from 34 to 36 regular season games for each team, the introduction of a mid-season Commissioner’s Cup tournament, and an increased number of games broadcast on ESPN and ABC. This is the first season under a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the league and the WNBA Players’ Association. On April 3, the season was indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under a plan approved on June 15, the league is scheduled to hold a shortened 22-game regular season at IMG Academy, without fans present, starting on July 25.

Team and personal

2020 Team Roster

TeamHead CoachTeam Captain
Atlanta Dream WNicki Collen
Chicago Sky WJames Wade
Connecticut Sun WCurt Miller
Dallas Wings WBrian Agler
Indiana Fever WMarianne Stanley
Las Vegas Aces WBill Laimbeer
Los Angeles Sparks WDerek Fisher
Minnesota Lynx WCheryl Reeve
New York Liberty WWalt Hopkins
Phoenix Mercury WSandy Brondello
Seattle Storm WDan Hughes
Washington Mystics WMike Thibault

Coaching changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of
Incoming manager
Indiana Fever WPokey ChatmanPre-seasonMarianne Stanley
New York Liberty WKatie SmithPre-seasonWalt Hopkins

Regular Season

1Seattle Storm21183Semi Finals
2Las Vegas Aces21174Semi Finals
3Los Angeles Sparks221571868-1767Second Round
4Minnesota Lynx221481857-1773Second Round
5Phoenix Mercury221391895-1851First Round
6Chicago Sky2212101908-1850First Round
7Connecticut Sun2210121768-1758First Round
8Washington Mystics21813First Round
9Dallas Wings21714
10Atlanta Dream21714
11Indiana Fever226161797-1970
12New York Liberty21219

2020 WNBA Play ofss

First Round
DateVenueTeam 1ScoreTeam 2
September 15IMG Academy
No In-Person Attednance
Connecticut Sun94-81Chicago Sky
September 15IMG Academy
No In-Person Attednance
Washington Mystics84-85Phoenix Mercury
Second Round
DateVenueTeam 1ScoreTeam 2
September 17IMG Academy
No In-Person Attednance
Los Angeles Sparks59-73Connecticut Sun
September 17IMG Academy
No In-Person Attednance
Minnesota Lynx80-79Phoenix Mercury
Semi Finals
DateVenueTeam 1ScoreTeam 2
September 20
September 22
September 24
September 27
September 29
IMG Academy
No In-Person Attednance
Las Vegas Aces62-87
Connecticut Sun
September 20
September 22
September 24
IMG Academy
No In-Person Attednance
Seattle Storm88-86
Minnesota Lynx
DateVenueTeam 1ScoreTeam 2
October 02
October 04
October 06
IMG Academy
No In-Person Attednance
Seattle Storm3-0
Las Vegas Aces

Postseason awards

Award Winner Position Team Votes/Statistic
Most Valuable Player Award A’ja Wilson Forward Las Vegas Aces 43 of 47
Finals MVP Award Breanna Stewart Forward Seattle Storm  
Rookie of the Year Award Crystal Dangerfield Guard Minnesota Lynx 44 of 47
Most Improved Player Award Betnijah Laney Forward/Guard Atlanta Dream 25 of 47
Defensive Player of the Year Award Candace Parker Forward/Center Los Angeles Sparks 16 of 47
Sixth Woman of the Year Award Dearica Hamby Forward Las Vegas Aces 44 of 47
Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Nneka Ogwumike Forward Los Angeles Sparks 21 of 46
Peak Performer: Points Arike Ogunbowale Guard Dallas Wings 22.8 ppg
Peak Performer: Rebounds Candace Parker Forward/Center Los Angeles Sparks 9.7 rpg
Peak Performer: Assists Courtney Vandersloot Guard Chicago Sky 10.0 apg
Coach of the Year Award Cheryl Reeve Coach Minnesota Lynx 25 of 47
Basketball Executive of the Year Award Dan Padover General Manager Las Vegas Aces 37 points
Team Guard Guard Forward Forward Center
All-WNBA First Team Courtney Vandersloot Arike Ogunbowale A’ja Wilson Breanna Stewart Candace Parker
All-WNBA Second Team Diana Taurasi Skylar Diggins-Smith DeWanna Bonner Napheesa Collier Myisha Hines-Allen
All-Defensive First Team Alysha Clark Betnijah Laney Brianna Turner Alyssa Thomas Elizabeth Williams
All-Defensive Second Team Ariel Atkins Brittney Sykes Breanna Stewart Napheesa Collier A’ja Wilson
All-Rookie Team Crystal Dangerfield Julie Allemand Chennedy Carter Jazmine Jones Satou Sabally