Reigning WNBA Finals MVP Kahleah Copper is back for the Sky. (Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

The WNBA regular season is underway, and as players make their way back from overseas, rosters continue to fluctuate.

As teams do their best to balance their lineups, Just Women’s Sports will be tracking who’s in and who’s out.

Friday, May 20 — Chicago activates Kahleah Copper, releases Tina Krajisnik

The Sky announced that they have activated Kahleah Copper to their roster.

Copper had been with Perfumerias Avenida in Spain, where she won the Spanish League Championship and was crowned league MVP. The 2021 WNBA Finals MVP led Avenida with 21.4 points per game.

In a corresponding move, Chicago released Tina Krajisnik from her hardship exemption contract. Krajisnik played in just one game for the Sky. She pulled down two assists and grabbed one steal in five minutes against the Liberty on May 11.

Wednesday, May 18 — Seattle activates Breanna Stewart, releases Kaela Davis

The Storm announced that Breanna Stewart has been cleared from the health and safety protocols ahead of Wednesday night’s game against the Chicago Sky. As a result, the team released Kaela Davis from her hardship exemption contract.

Originally picked up by the Sky during training camp, Davis appeared in one game for Chicago, recording a rebound and assist against Los Angeles on May 6 before being waived. She did not appear in any games for the Storm.

Monday, May 16 — Washington releases Katie Benzan, Seattle releases Raina Perez

The Washington Mystics released Katie Benzan and activated Kennedy Burke to the roster. Benzan was signed to a hardship contract and made the most of her time with the team, contributing 12 points and two rebounds in the Mystics’ win over Las Vegas.

Raina Perez was cut by the Storm after being picked up four days ago due to the Storm’s COVID-19 situation. She also spent time with the Storm during preseason, appearing in both preseason games for the team.

Sunday, May 15 — Courtney Williams activated by Connecticut

The Sun activated Courtney Williams on Sunday. Both she and DeWanna Bonner are expected to play in Tuesday’s game against New York.

Saturday, May 14 — Seattle signs Kaela Davis to hardship contract

Seattle signed Kaela Davis to a hardship contract on Saturday. The former 10th overall pick in the WNBA draft, Davis was signed by Chicago and later released.

The Connecticut Sun also activated DeWanna Bonner.

Friday, May 13 — Minnesota Lynx sign Moriah Jefferson, Chicago Sky activate Allie Quigley

The Lynx have signed guard Moriah Jefferson amid a slew of roster updates.

The 5-foot-6 guard played for the Wings in their season opener, but she was cut earlier this week. Last season, she averaged 5.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 17.2 minutes per game with Dallas.

Minnesota also restructured the contract of Evina Westbrook, who signed a hardship contract Thursday, per ESPN’s Alexa Philippou. The guard is now on a rest-of-season contract.

The Lynx also re-signed forward Nikolina Milić, guard Yvonne Turner and center Hannah Sjerven to hardship contracts. The team had cut Milić and Turner yesterday and waived Sjerven earlier this month.

Elsewhere, the Chicago Sky announced that they had released Sparkle Taylor and activated the contract of Allie Quigley. Through two games for the Sky, Taylor scored 11 points in 25 minutes total.

Quigley has been out with a knee injury. Chicago coach James Wade said prior to the season’s start that keeping Quigley out was “precautionary.”

“We want to make sure we’re very careful with her,” he said. “She’s probably not at 100 percent, and we want to make sure she’s there.”

Thursday, May 12 — Minnesota Lynx agree to buyout with Angel McCoughtry, sign Evina Westbrook

The Minnesota Lynx have agreed to a contract buyout with forward Angel McCoughtry, the team announced.

The Lynx also mutually parted ways with Odyssey Sims, just over a week after signing the veteran guard to a training camp contract, and released Rennia Davis, Nina Milić and Yvonne Turner from their hardship contracts.

Former UConn guard Evina Westbrook was signed by the Lynx to a hardship contract. Westbrook was initially drafted No. 21 by Seattle before being cut.

The Lynx announced that forward Natalie Achonwa will be out indefinitely with a right hamstring strain.

Wednesday, May 11 — Indiana releases Crystal Dangerfield, activates Alaina Coates and Danielle Robinson

Despite a 10-point performance in the team’s Tuesday win over Minnesota, Crystal Dangerfield was waived. In her place, the Fever activated Alaina Coates and Danielle Robinson.

Coates last played in 2020 for Washington, averaging 2.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. Robinson averaged 9.9 points, 3.7 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game through 24 games for Indiana in 2021.

Monday, May 9 — Phoenix makes cuts, Chicago activates Rebekah Gardner

The Sky activated Rebekah Gardner and released Kaela Davis and Anneli Maley from their hardship contracts.

Additionally, the Mercury activated Diamond DeShields and Brianna Turner as they return from overseas play. Emma Cannon and Jennie Simms were released from their hardship contracts as a result.

Dallas waived Moriah Jefferson, while Washington signed Katie Benzan to a hardship contract.

Sunday, May 8 — New York releases Kaila Charles

New York released Kaila Charles from her hardship contract. Charles was signed to a hardship contract for the season opener.

Saturday, May 7 – Chicago, Washington sign players to hardship contracts

The Sky signed four players — Tina Krajisnik, Kaela Davis, Sparkle Taylor and Anneli Maley — to hardship contracts.

Additionally, Washington signed Stephanie Jones to a hardship contract.

Friday, May 6 – Rosters set for opening night

Teams have set their rosters ahead of their season openers, and Friday’s four games to start the season offer plenty of interesting storylines.

Of the 36 rookies selected in this year’s draft, 17 made the cut — plus two undrafted rookies in Maryland’s Katie Benzan and Arizona’s Sam Thomas.

The Fever will take the court with five rookies, the most of any WNBA team. Four of them could crack the starting lineup, including NaLyssa Smith, the No. 2 overall pick.

Thursday, May 5 – Chicago Sky, Dallas Wings make cuts

The Chicago Sky waived Masseny Kaba, Kathleen Doyle and Emmanuelle Tahane.

Kaba signed with the team in April after going undrafted. Tahane also signed after going undrafted out of Rhode Island. While with the Rams, she averaged 13.7 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists.

Doyle, meanwhile, was the 14th overall pick in the 2020 draft and spent the offseason in Turkey with Bursa BSB.

Dallas also announced that they had waived Unique Thompson. She was the 19th pick in the 2021 draft out of Auburn.

Wednesday, May 4 – Sparks waive Te’a Cooper, Arella Guirantes and Kianna Smith

Los Angeles cut guards Te’a Cooper, Arella Guirantes and Kianna Smith.

Cooper was a part of the Sparks 2020 and 2021 teams, averaging 9.1 points, 1.4 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 31 games last season. She made 13 starts in 2021.

Guirantes was selected 22nd overall out of Rutgers by Los Angeles in the 2021 draft. The guard averaged 3.2 points, 1.3 rebounds and 11.6 minutes across 25 games in her rookie season.

The Sparks took Smith in the second round of this year’s draft as the No. 16 overall pick. Smith finished her 2021-2022 Louisville campaign with 12 points and a team-leading 2.7 assists per game.

The Connecticut Sun continued to make moves, waiving forwards Stephanie Jones and Beatrice Mompremier.

Mompremier made Connecticut’s 2021 roster after being drafted and then waived by the Sparks in 2020. Playing in all 32 2021 regular-season games, Mompremier averaged 1.8 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.

Jones played 99 minutes in her rookie season with Connecticut, notching a total of 25 points and 22 rebounds.

The Indiana Fever also announced cuts, waiving Lindsay Allen, forward Ameshya Williams-Holliday and forward Erin Whalen.

Allen was drafted by the New York Liberty in 2017 in the second round, before landing in Las Vegas for the 2018 and 2020 seasons, ending up with Indiana in 2021. The guard averaged 5.4 points, three assists and 1.5 rebounds in 32 games last season.

Williams-Holliday of Jackson State was selected in the third round of the 2020 WNBA draft, becoming only the sixth HBCU player to have been drafted since 2002.

Dayton’s Whalen is just one of three Flyers to reach the WNBA, earning a training camp contract from the Fever before being cut.

The Chicago Sky also announced that they had cut Anneli Maley, Kaela Davis, Tina Krajisnik, Sparkle Taylor and Kysre Gonrezick.

Davis was selected 10th overall in the 2017 draft by Dallas, averaging 6.0 points in 19.2 minutes through 33 games. Taylor had been on her second training camp contract with the Sky after signing one last season.

Krasjinik signed a training camp contract with the team and joined on April 30 after spending time with Turkey’s Galatasaray in the FIBA Women’s European Cup. Maley also had a good season overseas, being named the MVP of the Women’s National Basketball League in Australia, averaging 19.8 points, 15.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game in the league’s season.

Gondrezick was also cut after joining the team on a training camp contract. She was the No. 4 overall pick by Indiana in the 2021 draft.

The Storm also announced that they released Kennedy Burke, Kiki Herbert Harrigan and Evina Westbrook.

Burke appeared in 23 games with Seattle last season, scoring her 300th career three-pointer last May. Harrigan spent the 2020 WNBA season with Minnesota, averaging 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds per game while finishing seventh among WNBA rookies with nine blocks. She was later cut by the team and picked up by Seattle.

Westbrook was cut by the Storm after having a huge preseason game in which she notched 15 points and five rebounds against Phoenix. She was selected 21st overall by Seattle in the 2022 draft.

Tuesday, May 3 – Lynx cut Layshia Clarendon, five other players; Mystics waive two players

Minnesota cut Layshia Clarendon, Crystal Dangerfield and four other players. The roster cuts came alongside the signing of Odyssey Sims to a one-year contract.

Washington waived Stephanie Mavunga and Linnae Harper, The Washington Post’s Kareem Copeland reported. Undrafted rookie Katie Benzan remains on the roster.

Monday, May 2 – Aces waive top pick Mya Hollingshed, Sun waive Taj Cole amid flurry of moves across league

The Aces waived Mya Hollingshed, the No. 8 overall pick in this year’s WNBA draft, despite trading up the draft board to acquire the pick.

Las Vegas also waived Khayla Pointer, the No. 13 overall pick. Both selections were acquired in a pre-draft trade with the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for the Aces’ first and second round picks in 2023.

Taj Cole broke the news that she has been waived from the Sun roster via her Twitter account. The former Virginia Tech guard put on a dominant showing during the inaugural Athletes Unlimited basketball season, placing tenth on the league leaderboard.

“Confused not discouraged,” Cole tweeted.

Connecticut also waived guard Kaila Charles, who appeared in 51 games for the team across the last two seasons, as well as Aleksa Gulbe, an undrafted rookie who averaged 11.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for Indiana in the 2021-22 NCAA season.

The Minnesota Lynx waived undrafted rookies Chloe Bibby and Moon Ursin, while the Aces waived undrafted rookie Nancy Mulkey.

The Chicago Sky waived Lindsey Pulliam, who was drafted in 2021 by the Atlanta Dream, and the Dallas Wings waived Destinee Walker.

The Seattle Storm cut No. 17 overall pick Elissa Cunane and undrafted rookie Raina Perez, both out of NC State, but added forward Reshanda Gray, signing her to a training camp contract. Gray has played five seasons in the WNBA, averaging 4.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in 114 career games.

For the Liberty, center Kylee Shook will sit out the upcoming season for personal reasons. The No. 13 pick in the 2020 WNBA draft, Shook averaged five points and 3.5 rebounds in her first 50 career games.

Friday, April 29 – Sky, Sparks waive series of players

The Chicago Sky cut Imani McGee-Stafford and Lexi Held.

McGee-Stafford was selected by the Sky as the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 WNBA draft. The center played with Atlanta and Dallas before stepping away from the league to pursue a law degree. In 2022, McGee-Stafford mounted a successful return to the court with Athletes Unlimited.

Held, who starred for DePaul, signed a training camp roster with Chicago in early April.

The Los Angeles Sparks also announced cuts, waiving Lauren Cox, Chantel Horvat and Lexi Gordon.

Cox, the third overall pick in the 2020 draft by the Fever, appeared in 11 games for Indiana in 2021 before being waived and picked up by Los Angeles. She made 15 appearances in a Sparks uniform, notching a career-high 14 points in the team’s August matchup against the Fever.

Thursday, April 28 – Mystics, Sky, Lynx make volley of cuts

The Mystics waived Megan Gustafson, Erica McCall and Lee Seul Kang.

Gustafson averaged 4.0 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game in 11 appearances with Washington last season, while McCall averaged 4.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in 23 games for the team.

Kang starred for the South Korea national team last summer at the Tokyo Olympics, with 14.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

The Sky cut Kayla Wells and Kamiah Smalls.

Wells ended her five-year career at Texas A&M with 1,768 career points before signing a training camp contract with Chicago earlier this month. Smalls was drafted by the Fever in 2020 and played in seven games that year but didn’t appear in the league last season.

In other roster moves, the Lynx waved CeCe Hooks, the Sun waived Jordan Lewis, the Dream waived Jaylyn Agnew and the Liberty waived Paris Kea.

Tuesday, April 26 – Wings waive Jazz Bond and Chelsea Dungee

The Dallas Wings have waived Chelsea Dungee and Jazz Bond, the team announced Tuesday.

Dungee was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2021 WNBA draft, averaging 22.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals during her senior year with Arkansas.

Bond, a forward from North Florida, was selected in the third round of the 2022 WNBA Draft with the 31st overall pick.

Also on Tuesday, the Fever cut guard Haley Gorecki, while the Storm cut forward Lauren Manis.

Monday, April 25 – Mystics waive MeMe Jackson, Dream waive N’dea Jones

The Washington Mystics have waived MeMe Jackson, while the Atlanta Dream have waived N’dea Jones, per the WNBA transactions page.

Jackson appeared in Washington’s preseason game against the Dream on Sunday, notching three points in her 10 minutes on the court.

Jones was selected 23rd overall by the Seattle Storm in the 2021 WNBA draft before she was waived by the team during the preseason. The former Texas A&M player signed a deal to compete for a Dream roster spot back in February.

Friday, April 22 – Phoenix Mercury waive Macee Williams

IUPUI star Macee Williams has been waived by the Phoenix Mercury.

Williams was selected 32nd overall by Phoenix in the third round of the 2022 WNBA draft.

The all-time Jaguars leading scorer and rebounder, Williams was the first IUPUI player to be drafted to the WNBA. The 6-foot-2 forward notched ten double-doubles during the 2021-22 regular season and averaged a double-double with 18.7 points and 10.7 rebounds through 27 appearances.

Thursday, April 21 – Fever cut Ali Patberg, while Chelsey Perry, Bernadett Határ to miss season

Rookie draftee Ali Patberg was cut by the Fever.

Patberg, who played her entire seven-year career at Indiana, was a third-round pick in the 2022 draft. She was one of seven players drafted by the team.

She averaged 11.6 points, 3.4 assists and 3.2 rebounds during the 2021-22 season and finished her career ranked ninth all-time in scoring at Indiana.

The Fever also announced that Chelsey Perry will miss the season for personal reasons, while Bernadett Határ suffered a torn ACL and inner lateral ligament in the final seconds of Sopron Basket’s EuroLeague title win on April 10, according to that club’s website. Határ had signed a training camp contract with the Fever in March.

Wednesday, April 20 – Mystics’ Christyn Williams out with season-ending injury, Fever and Sun make cuts

Christyn Williams, the Washington Mystics’ No. 14 overall pick out of UConn in this year’s WNBA draft, suffered a season-ending knee injury, the team announced. She will undergo surgery and there is no timetable for her return.

“We are heartbroken for Christyn and will miss her greatly,” Mystics coach and general manager Mike Thibault said in a statement. “She was off to a terrific start in training camp, and I know she will work diligently to make a comeback next season.”

The Mystics signed Maryland’s Katie Benzan to a training camp contract.

The Indiana Fever waived guard Micaela Kelly. A second-round pick in the 2021 draft, she was signed by the Fever on Feb. 19 to a training camp contract.

The Connecticut Sun announced their first round of cuts, parting ways with Alexus Dye, Delicia Washington and Keyona Hayes. Dye and Washington received training camp contracts as undrafted rookies, while Hayes has had a strong career in Europe after her finishing her college career at Miami in 2017.

Tuesday, April 19 – Aces waive Faustine Aifuwa, Deja Winters

The Las Vegas Aces announced that they had waived two players: rookies Faustine Aifuwa and Deja Winters. Aifuwa was a third-round selection in the 2022 WNBA draft, while the team signed Winters as a rookie free agent.

Monday, April 18 – Aces waive Kalani Brown, Mercury pick up Emma Cannon

On just the second day of training camp, the Las Vegas Aces announced that they waived center Kalani Brown. Brown was picked up by the team during the Athletes Unlimited basketball season. She finished fifth on the leaderboard during the season, averaging 16.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. She ranked second in the league in field goal percentage with 71.4 percent.

The seventh overall pick in the 2019 WNBA draft, Brown played 28 games with the Sparks as a rookie, averaging 5.1 points and 3.5 rebounds. She was then traded to Atlanta, where she played in 10 games before suffering an injury. Brown was then waived last season after appearing in one game.

According to a report from Khristina Williams of Girls Talk Sports TV, Brown has suffered a torn meniscus in her left leg and is expected to be sidelined for at least a month. Because she was signed to a training camp contract, Brown’s medical expenses will be covered, and she could have other expenses covered for up to eight weeks if she chooses to stay in Las Vegas.

With the loss of Brown, the Aces’ training camp roster now sits at 16 players.

The Phoenix Mercury announced Monday that they had signed forward Emma Cannon to a training camp contract. The power forward spent the overseas season with Elitzur Ramla of the Israeli League, averaging a double-double 20.6 points, 12.9 rebounds and 36.9 minutes in 30 games played.

She spent the 2021 season with the Las Vegas Aces, Connecticut Sun and the Indiana Fever, becoming the fifth athlete in WNBA history to play for three different teams in the same season. With the Fever, she averaged 6.9 points and 4.5 rebounds through 12 games.