In case you missed any of the latest WNBA feature updates at AcrossTheTimeline.com, I thought I’d take some time today to outline the most recent changes:
The WNBA landing page now includes links to every data set and tool – from transactions to records and attendance charts – for easy navigation. On top of that, quickly search for any player (and perhaps more soon!) in the search bar at the top of any of the WNBA pages. Clicking or tapping any of the search results takes you to that player’s page full of career stats, game logs, transactions, awards, and more.
As the season goes on, you’ll want to keep up with where every team stands:
Speaking of draft lottery odds, it’s never too soon to look ahead to the 2022 WNBA Draft. The order won’t be set until the season ends and the Draft Lottery is completed, but with all the 2022 picks being traded, it can be easy to lose track of who has picks (and whose picks they were) in which rounds. The 2022 WNBA Draft page tracks that in real-time as new trades go through.
All of these data sets are live, meaning they update based on current team rosters and games played. All data is sortable by clicking/tapping the column name. You can sort by multiple columns by pressing CTRL (or your OS equivalent) while clicking/tapping multiple columns.
One thing that comes up a lot is relative team ages and experience, so there is a data set on the website focused on that. This data, like the other data sets I’ll describe
2021 is on pace for a record number of overtime games (13.2% of the 53 games played so far have been tied at the end of regulation), so it’s a good time to make the OT breakdowns public:
WNBA pace and scoring has been on the rise for years, and a good sign of that is the number of games getting to the 100s:
Games have also been incredibly close (for the most part) in 2021, with (as of right now) 22.6% of the 53 games played having been decided by three points or fewer. The next closest season was 1998, when 18.7% of the regular season games were decided by three or fewer. The Dallas Wings are ending games (win or lose) with an average margin of 6.8 points, on pace for a record all-time. A lot of games still to go, so the data will update as we go along:
There’s a lot more to be added and updated over the course of the season, so keep an eye out here. If there is specific data you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to email mail@acrossthetimeline.