Big changes on the way for the WNBA


The WNBA announced some major changes to its regular season and postseason formats beginning this coming summer season.

Here's the quick summary of what's changing. If you want a more in-depth story, check out the league's release right here.

  • Each team will play the other 11 teams in the league three times
  • The 34th game of the season will be a conference opponent
  • Top 8 teams in the league make the playoffs (top 4 in each conference previously made it)
  • Top 2 teams get a bye into the semifinals
  • Single elimination for the first two rounds of the playoffs
  • Semifinals and WNBA Finals are best-of-five series'

The Minnesota Lynx are the reigning WNBA champs. The Lynx tip off the upcoming season May 14 against the Phoenix Mercury.

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