CollegeWNBA Tonight should have been the WNBA’s season tipoff By Sue Favor - May 15, 2020 WNBA player news: The league is focusing on scenarios to play. WNBA players will be paid June 1 as the season remains in flux. Candace Parker discusses the fate of the season, parenthood and more. Podcast with Elizabeth Williams. The Mercury’s second-year players are anxious to show off their improvement when the season begins. Napheesa Collier was in China when coronavirus broke out, and knew it was serious. Collier is trying to stay patient as the WNBA season is on hold…..she’s playing monopoly and watching TV. The Aces have re-signed Kelsey Plum. The Sparks have extended Sydney Wiese’s contract. Sabrina Ionescu should be dazzling Liberty fans this weekend. Chelsea Gray thinks Ionescu has what it takes. Two new Dallas rookies are embracing the great debate. Erica Ogwumike has dreamed of competing for Nigeria. Kamiah Smalls is ready for the big leagues. Haley Gorecki has been waiting for her moment. New players will make for a new back court for Phoenix. College team news: NC State is positioned for sustained success. College coach news: Chicago State has named Tiffany Sardin as their new head coach.