The 2022 WNBA Free Agency period is here! We are now at that period in which unrestricted free agents can start negotiating with their previous teams or any other team in the WNBA. After negotiations, they can then start signing their new contracts on February 1st. I decided to put my speculation to use to see where the top 15 unrestricted free agents could end up. When these players listed below officially sign their new contracts, I will link it with the details. I used Her Hoop Stats salary sheets to help me figure out which players are WNBA free agents. There’s actually a ton of stars in this year’s WNBA free agency period. I also looked at the top 5 restricted free agents as well. Enjoy!
2022 WNBA FREE AGENCY CLASS
|UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS||RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS|
|1. Sue Bird – Re-signs with Seattle Storm for one final year.|
Official: Sue Bird re-signs with the Seattle Storm and signs point to her final season.
|1. A’ja Wilson – Re-signs with the Las Vegas Aces for three years|
Official: A’ja Wilson re-signs with the Las Vegas Aces for two years.
|2. Liz Cambage – Signs with Los Angeles Sparks for two to three years or doesn’t sign at all.|
Official: Liz Cambage signs with the Los Angeles Sparks for one year.
|2. Diamond Deshields – Gets offers from other teams, and the Chicago Sky cannot match them, ensuring a new team.|
Official: Diamond DeShields is traded in a three team trade and is now a member of the Phoenix Mercury. Contract Information: Phoenix Mercury Salary Cap Sheet.
|3. Jonquel Jones – Re-signs with the Connecticut Sun to their core offer, receiving the one year supermax contract. |
Official: Jonquel Jones re-signs with the Connecticut Sun to the core offer for two years.
|3. Kia Nurse – Re-signs with the Phoenix Mercury for three years.|
Official: Kia Nurse re-signs with the Phoenix Mercury. Contract Information: Phoenix Mercury Salary Cap Sheet.
|4. Kahleah Copper – Re-signs with the Chicago Sky to their core offer, receiving the one year supermax contract. |
Official: Kahleah Copper re-signs with the Chicago Sky to the core offer for two years.
|4. Jordin Canada – Re-signs with the Seattle Storm for two years.|
Official: Jordin Canada signs with the Los Angeles Sparks. Contract Information: Los Angeles Salary Cap Sheet.
|5. Breanna Stewart – Re-signs with the Seattle Storm for three years.|
Official: Breanna Stewart re-signs with the Seattle Storm for one year supermax contract.
|5. Myisha Hines-Allen – Re-signs with the Washington Mystics for three years.|
Official: Myisha Hines-Allen re-signs with the Washington Mystics. Contract Information:
Washington Mystics Salary Cap Sheet.
|6. Sylvia Fowles – Re-signs with the Minnesota Lynx for one more year. |
Official: Sylvia Fowles re-signs with the Minnesota Lynx for her final season.
|7. Jewell Loyd – Re-signs with the Seattle Storm for two years.|
Official: Jewell Loyd re-signs with the Seattle Storm to the core offer of two years.
|8. Courtney Vandersloot – Re-signs with the Chicago Sky for one more year.|
Official: Courtney Vandersloot re-signs with the Chicago Sky for one year.
|9. Allie Quigley – takes less money to stay with the Chicago Sky for one more year.|
Official: Allie Quigley re-signs with the Chicago Sky (and does take less money).
|10. Tiffany Hayes – Re-signs with the Atlanta Dream for two years.|
Official: Tiffany Hayes re-signs with the Atlanta Dream. Contract information: Atlanta Dream Salary Cap Sheet
|11. Odyssey Sims – Re-signs with the Atlanta Dream for three years.|
|12. Angel McCoughtry – Waits for other teams to sign players as well as her previous team, the Las Vegas Aces before making a decision.|
Official: Angel McCoughtry signs with the Minnesota Lynx. Contract Information:
Minnesota Lynx Salary Cap Sheet.
|13. Tina Charles – Re-signs with the Washington Mystics for two years.|
Official: Tina Charles signs with the Phoenix Mercury for one year.
|14. Courtney Williams – Signs with the Minnesota Lynx for one year.|
Official: Courtney Williams signs with the Connecticut Sun for one year.
|15. Candice Dupree – Signs with the Las Vegas Aces for one year.|