While WNBA free agency negotiations are well underway, Wednesday will bring a renewed frenzy as the first day that players can sign contracts ahead of the 2023 season.
One of the jewels of the free agent class, Candace Parker has already has selected her next destination. The two-time WNBA MVP plans to sign with the reigning WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces, with the goal of making the lineup even stronger.
The Connecticut Sun took another top free agent off the board when they used the core tag on Brionna Jones to keep her in the fold.
Still more stars remain up for grabs, including 2018 MVP Breanna Stewart, who has narrowed her choices to the Seattle Storm and the New York Liberty.
The WNBA unveiled the complete rundown of unrestricted free agents, restricted free agents and reserved players ahead of the free agency signing period. Just Women’s Sports breaks them down below.
An unrestricted free agent can sign with any team. Players are listed alongside their most recent team and their position.
Officially official 😎Check out the full list of 2023 Unrestricted Free Agents, Restricted Free Agents, Reserved Players, & Core Players #WNBAFreeAgency ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/LrK2DVYGnA— WNBA (@WNBA) January 23, 2023
Officially official 😎Check out the full list of 2023 Unrestricted Free Agents, Restricted Free Agents, Reserved Players, & Core Players #WNBAFreeAgency ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/LrK2DVYGnA
A restricted free agents’ previous team can match a contract offer from another team. The player will remain with their previous team if the offer is matched.
A reserved player has received a qualifying offer from their previous team. That team has exclusive negotiating rights with the player.