Elena Delle Donne will not play in the USA Basketball women's team's exhibition games at UConn (Jan. 27) and Louisville (Feb. 2).
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Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women face four top college teams this month as part of a tour to help prepare for the Tokyo Games.
A back injury Elena Delle Donne played through while leading the Mystics to the WNBA title will keep her from playing in USA Basketball's four exhibition games in November on college campuses.
The Mystics have been crowned and players are heading overseas. So what are the three biggest things to watch this WNBA offseason?
Elena Delle Donne was already a two-time MVP and perennial All-Star. Her performance through pain in the 2019 WNBA Finals turned her into something greater.
The Mystics were right all along. Swept in the 2018 Finals, they said Emma Meesseman would be the difference. Thursday, she led them to the WNBA crown.
Mystics teammate Natasha Cloud says Elena Delle Donne played through not 1 but 3 herniated disks in her back during the WNBA Finals, but the 2019 WNBA MVP didn't let that keep her from her first WNBA championship.
The Washington Mystics won their first WNBA championship, getting 22 points from Emma Meesseman and 21 from banged-up league MVP Elena Delle Donne to beat the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in Game 5 of the Finals on Thursday night.
Washington overcame a long history of mediocrity, and Elena Delle Donne overcame three herniated disks in her back to win the Mystics' first WNBA crown.
The Washington Mystics won the WNBA title on Thursday night. Watch the moment when they made it official.
Mystics MVP Elena Delle Donne, who has been bothered by a herniated disk in her back throughout the WNBA Finals, said she's "as close as I can possibly be" to being 100% for Game 5 vs. the Sun.
The WNBA Finals, the playoffs and this breakthrough 2019 season deserve the perfect ending -- and Game 5 between the Mystics and Sun is it.
LaChina, Devereaux and Terrika weigh in on Games 3 and 4 of the WNBA Finals and share their keys for each team in Game 5. Plus, they discuss the Sparks' discord and the new role for HOFer Teresa Weatherspoon.
LaChina, Devereaux and Terrika weigh in on Game 3 and Game 4 of the WNBA Finals and share their keys for each team in Game 5. Plus, they discuss the discord with the Sparks', the new role for HOFer Teresa Weatherspoon and the recent comments of NBAPA Executive Director Michele Roberts. Also, Dev is the big 3-0!
The Mystics-Sun series has been entertaining and competitive. As the Finals go to Game 5 for the seventh time, we rank the ones we've seen so far.
The Sun delivered the first quarter they needed, then withstood the Mystics' rally in the second half to even the WNBA Finals.
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