Some of the biggest highlights include the Liberty’s first game at their new home, a look at the Commissioner’s Cup schedule and Breanna Stewart’s much-anticipated return from injury.
High Post Hoops has gotten your exclusive first look at the 2020 WNBA schedule.
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The new schedule comes just days after the WNBA and WNBPA announced the league’s new collective bargaining agreement — a groundbreaking deal that included higher salaries, paid maternity leave, increased mental health resources and more.
Games to look out for
Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart’s first game back after rupturing her Achilles tendon will be at home against the Dallas Wings on 5/15.
If all goes to plan, look for Sabrina Ionescu to make her WNBA debut for the New York Liberty on 5/16 at the Connecticut Sun.
The Liberty will play their first game at the Barclays Center on 5/17 against the LA Sparks.
The Washington Mystics and Connecticut Sun will face off against each other for the first time since the 2019 Finals on 6/28.
The Mystics will play the Las Vegas Aces on 8/21, an exciting matchup following the 2019 semifinals when Washington won the series, 3-1.
A new and exciting feature of the 2020 regular season is the introduction of the Commissioner’s Cup, an in-season tournament that will run through July 10. Starting in 2021, the prize money for in-season tournaments will be a minimum of $750,000. Each team will play 10 Cup games this season.
The full 2020 WNBA schedule is set to be revealed on Thursday’s episode of The Jump at 3pm ET.
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