2022 WNBA Free Agency

2022 WNBA Free Agency Tracker

The WNBA recently announced a new playoff format and released a 36-game schedule. Before the 2022 season gets here, we still have the draft and free agency period to look forward to. The 2021 offseason saw an uptick in player movement, and there are even more marquee free agents available this time around!

We’ll update the tracker throughout the offseason as names come off the board and contracts are signed.

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How does WNBA Free Agency Work?

Unrestricted Free Agents have the ability to negotiate with any team in the league for a new contact. Each WNBA team does have a core designation, and when applied to a player it allows them to keep an unrestricted free agent with the club for one year under a supermax contract. This process is sometimes referred to as “coring” a player, and often is a team’s first move in free agency.

Restricted Free Agents are, as the name suggests, limited in their free agency. They can negotiate with any team they’d like to, but their current team has the right to match any other contact offer. This stage of free agency typically comes around after a play has completed their rookie contract, which often falls after their fourth year of service.

When Does 2022 WNBA Free Agency Begin?

The WNBA announced that teams can begin negotiating with free agents on January 15th, 2022, and new contracts can be signed on or after February 1, 2022.

Note: This tracker will only reflect confirmed transactions as they are reported by teams or the WNBA. Keep your eyes peeled on #WNBATwitter for rumors and reported signings!

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2022 WNBA Unrestricted Free Agents

PLAYER2021 TEAM2022 TEAM
Alanna SmithPHX
Alaina CoatesdnpIND
Allie QuigleyCHICHI
Angel McCoughtryLVMIN
Astou NdourCHI
Blake DietrickATL
Breanna StewartSEASEA
Briann JanuaryCONSEA
Candice DupreeATL
Cierra BurdickSEA
Courtney VanderslootCHICHI
Courtney WilliamsATLCON
Crystal BradfordATLCHI
Elizabeth WilliamsATLWAS
Emma CannonCONIND
Jessica BrelandIND
Jewell LoydSEASEA
Jonquel JonesCONCON
Jordin CanadaSEALA
Kahleah CopperCHI
Kiah StokesLVLV
Kysre GondrezickINDCHI
Layshia ClarendonMINMIN
Leilani MitchellWAS
Liz CambageLVLA
Maria CondeCHI
Nia CoffeyLAATL
Odyssey SimsATL
Rachel BanhamMINMIN
Rebecca AllenNYNY
Reshanda GrayNY
Riquna WilliamsLVLV
Shatori Walker-KimbroughWASWAS
Shavonte ZellousWAS
Shekinna StricklenATL
Sophie CunninghamPHXPHX
Stefanie DolsonCHINY
Sue BirdSEASEA
Sylvia FowlesMINMIN
Theresa PlaisanceWAS
Tianna HawkinsATLWAS
Tiffany HayesATLATL
Tina CharlesWASPHX

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2022 WNBA Restricted Free Agents

PLAYER2021 TEAM2022 TEAM
A’ja WilsonLVLV
Beatrice MompremierCONCON
Bernadett HatárIND
Bridget CarletonMINMIN
Chelsey PerryINDIND
Diamond DeShieldsCHIPHX
JiSu ParkLV
Julie AllemandeINDCHI
Karlie SamuelsonSEA
Kia NursePHXPHX
Lauren CoxLALA
Lexie BrownCHI
Lindsay AllenINDIND
Maria VadeevaLA
Marine JohannesNY
Megan GustafsonWASWAS
Mercedes RussellSEASEA
Monique BillingsATLATL
Myisha Hines-AllenWASWAS
Natisha HiedemanCONCON
Shey PeddyPHXPHX
Stephanie JonesCON
Stephanie TalbotSEASEA
Te’a CooperLA
Victoria ViviansINDIND

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Atlanta Dream Free Agents 2022

Restricted:

  • Monique Billings – re-signed with Dream

Unrestricted:

  • Elizabeth Williams – signed with Mystics
  • Courtney Williams – signed with Sun
  • Shekinna Stricklen – unsigned
  • Odyssey Sims – unsigned
  • Tiffany Hayes – re-signed with Dream
  • Candice Dupree – unsigned
  • Blake Dietrick – unsigned
  • Crystal Bradford – signed with Sky
  • Jaylyn Agnew – re-signed with Dream
  • Tianna Hawkins – signed with Mystics

Chicago Sky Free Agents 2022

Restricted:

  • Diamond DeShields – signed with Mercury (via Sign and Trade)
  • Lexie Brown – QO Extended

Unrestricted:

  • Courtney Vandersloot – re-signed with Sky
  • Allie Quigley – re-signed with Sky
  • Astou Ndour – unsigned
  • Stefanie Dolson – signed with Liberty
  • Kahleah CopperCore QO Extended
  • Maria Conde – unsigned

Connecticut Sun Free Agents 2022

Restricted:

  • Beatrice Mompremierre-signed with Sun
  • Stephanie Jones – QO Extended
  • Natisha Hiedeman – re-signed with Sun

Unrestricted:

  • Jonquel Jones – re-signed with Sun
  • Briann January – signed with Storm

Dallas Wings Free Agents 2022

  • n/a

Indiana Fever Free Agents 2022

Restricted:

  • Victoria Vivians – re-signed with Fever
  • Chelsey Perry – re-signed with Fever
  • Bernadett Határ – QO Extended
  • Lindsay Allen – re-signed with Fever
  • Julie Allemande – signed with Chicago (via Sign and Trade)

Unrestricted:

  • Jessica Breland – unsigned

Las Vegas Aces Free Agents 2022

Restricted:

  • A’ja Wilson – re-signed with Aces
  • JiSu ParkQO Extended

Unrestricted:

  • Liz Cambage – signed with Sparks
  • Riquna Williams – re-signed with Aces
  • Kiah Stokes – re-signed with Aces
  • Angel McCoughtry – signed with Lynx

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Los Angeles Sparks Free Agents 2022

Restricted:

  • Lauren Cox – re-signed with Sparks
  • Te’a Cooper – QO Extended
  • Maria Vadeeva – unsigned

Unrestricted:

  • Nia Coffey – signed with Dream

Minnesota Lynx Free Agents 2022

Restricted:

  • Bridget Carleton – re-signed with Lynx
  • Anna Cruz – QO Extended

Unrestricted:

  • Sylvia Fowles – re-signed with Lynx
  • Layshia Clarendon – re-signed with Lynx
  • Rachel Banham – re-signed with Lynx

New York Liberty Free Agents 2022

Restricted:

  • Marine Johannes – unsigned

Unrestricted:

  • Rebecca Allen – re-signed with Liberty
  • Reshanda Gray – unsigned

Phoenix Mercury Free Agents 2022

Restricted:

  • Shey Peddy re-signed with Mercury
  • Kia Nurse – re-signed with Mercury

Unrestricted:

  • Alanna Smith – unsigned
  • Sophie Cunningham – re-signed with Mercury

Seattle Storm Free Agents 2022

Restricted:

  • Stephanie Talbotre-signed with Storm
  • Mercedes Russellre-signed with Storm
  • Jordin Canada – signed with Sparks
  • Karlie Samuelson – unsigned

Unrestricted:

  • Breanna Stewart – re-signed with Storm
  • Sue Birdre-signed with Storm
  • Jewell Loydre-signed with Storm
  • Cierra Burdick – unsigned

Washington Mystics Free Agents 2022

Restricted:

  • Myisha Hines-Allen – re-signed with Mystics
  • Megan Gustafson – re-signed with Mystics

Unrestricted:

  • Tina Charles – signed with Mercury
  • Leilani Mitchell – unsigned
  • Shavonte Zellous – unsigned
  • Shatori Walker-Kimbrough – re-signed with Mystics
  • Theresa Plaisance – unsigned
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