WNBA A news drop before the playoffs pop By Sue Favor - August 21, 2018 WNBA playoffs: Potential instant classics tonight. Can the league’s stars defy what the numbers say about the playoffs? What’s at stake as the playoffs begin. The Lynx are in unfamiliar territory tonight. Minnesota is bracing for the game. The Storm are the favorites, but aren’t shoe-ins. AP awards: Breanna Stewart is the AP’s player of the year and Nicki Collen is the coach of the year. WNBA team news: The Seattle Storm are coming. WNBA player news: Allie Quigley names the seven best shooters in the league. A’ja Wilson names the seven best young players in the WNBA. Inside Diana Taurasi’s resurgence. Skylar Diggins-Smith wants to be paid like men. She explains why the pay disparity exists. How WNBA players fought back against Twitter trolls. WNBA draft lottery: …..will be announced one week from today. WNBPA news: The WNBPA announced changes to its executive committee. College news: Former Tennessee star Cierra Burdick says the resumed rivalry between her school and UConn is bigger than Geno Auriemma.