On June 15, the WNBA announced plans for a shortened, 22-game regular season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. Since then, a growing number of WNBA players have decided to sit out the 2020 campaign.
Some players have cited health concerns surrounding the COVID-19. Others say they will use the time to fight police brutality and racial injustice in the United States.
Below is a complete list of players who have opted out of the 2020 WNBA season.
WNBA Players Opting Out of 2020 Season
Rebecca Allen, Liberty (story)
Natasha Cloud, Mystics (story)
Tiffany Hayes, Dream (story)
Jonquel Jones, Sun (story)
Renee Montgomery, Dream (story)
Chiney Ogwumike, Sparks (story)
LaToya Sanders, Mystics (story)
Kristi Tolliver, Sparks (story)
Cecilia Zandalasini, Lynx (story)