The 26-year old basketball league is looking to expand from 12 to eventually 14 in the near future. As the league starts to gain more popularity, the size of the league and the opportunities it offers should too.
With just 12 teams, the league has room to add a few teams to allow for more women ball players a chance to go pro.
WNBA player, Chiney Ogwumike, commented ” The league could benefit from a G League, where there should be no circumstance where high draft picks aren’t on a roster.”
The WNBA had some push back from current and former WNBA players about the current roster constraints. WNBA Commissioner, Cathy Engelbert, said her focus is growing the league globally and adding to the fan experience.
Although Engelbert would like to increase the roster size, the current focus and financial constraints creates a problem Engelbert will look to solve.
Moreover, expanding into new markets adds more roster spots and new owners to the league. While it would be great for this change to come immediately, the WNBA is making transformative moves that will benefit the league and its players for years to come.
The league’s regular season began on Friday, May 6 with a four game slate.