|2014 WNBA season|
|League||Women's National Basketball Association|
|Duration||May 16 – September 12|
|Number of games||34|
|Number of teams||12|
|TV partner(s)||ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, NBA TV|
|Top draft pick|
|Picked by||Connecticut Sun|
|Eastern champions||Chicago Sky|
|Eastern runners-up||Indiana Fever|
|Western champions||Phoenix Mercury|
|Western runners-up||Minnesota Lynx|
|Finals champions||Phoenix Mercury|
The 2014 WNBA season was the 18th season of the Women's National Basketball Association. The season started in May and concluded in September to accommodate the 2014 Women's World Championship.
Games aired on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and NBA TV. The Washington Mystics made history in May 2014 when they debuted Kiswe Mobile's Mystics Live and became the first U.S. professional sports team to stream live games within the venue via a mobile application.
On December 12, 2013, the 2014 WNBA Draft Lottery took place. The Connecticut Sun, who had a league-worst record of 10-24 last season, won the draft lottery and had the right to pick first in the 2014 draft.In the draft, held on April 14, the Sun made Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford University the top pick.
The timing of the 2014 WNBA schedule and the draft were not finalized at its normal timeframe, as the league and players were negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement during the 2013 season.The previous agreement expired during the 2013 WNBA Finals and a new CBA was reached on February 17, 2014.
On February 6, 2014, the 2014 regular season schedule was announced.The regular season schedule began on May 16 and concluded on August 17.
It was announced on January 22 that the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game would take place on July 19 at 3:00 PM EDT in Phoenix, Arizona.
|1||y- Atlanta Dream||19||15||.559||-||34|
|2||x- Indiana Fever||16||18||.471||3.0||34|
|5||e-New York Liberty||15||19||.441||4.0||34|
|3||x-San Antonio Stars||16||18||.471||13.0||34|
|4||x-Los Angeles Sparks||16||18||.471||13.0||34|
|Eastern Conference||Western Conference|
|May 16, 2014||Elena Delle Donne||Chicago Sky||Maya Moore||Minnesota Lynx|
|May 26, 2014||Briann January||Indiana Fever||Lindsay Whalen||Minnesota Lynx|
|June 2, 2014||Erika de Souza||Atlanta Dream||Diana Taurasi||Phoenix Mercury|
|June 9, 2014||Alex Bentley||Connecticut Sun||Skylar Diggins||Tulsa Shock|
|June 16, 2014||Angel McCoughtry||Atlanta Dream||Brittney Griner||Phoenix Mercury|
|June 23, 2014||Sancho Lyttle||Atlanta Dream||Nneka Ogwumike||Los Angeles Sparks|
|June 30, 2014||Tina Charles||New York Liberty||Diana Taurasi||Phoenix Mercury|
|July 7, 2014||Angel McCoughtry||Atlanta Dream||Maya Moore||Minnesota Lynx|
|July 14, 2014||Tamika Catchings||Indiana Fever||Maya Moore||Minnesota Lynx|
|July 21, 2014||Ivory Latta||Washington Mystics||Maya Moore||Minnesota Lynx|
|July 28, 2014||Tina Charles||New York Liberty||Maya Moore||Minnesota Lynx|
|August 4, 2014||Allie Quigley||Chicago Sky||Brittney Griner||Phoenix Mercury|
|August 11, 2014||Shoni Schimmel||Atlanta Dream||Kristi Toliver||Los Angeles Sparks|
|For games played||Eastern Conference||Western Conference|
|May 2014||Elena Delle Donne||Chicago Sky||Maya Moore||Minnesota Lynx|
|June 2014||Angel McCoughtry||Atlanta Dream||Diana Taurasi||Phoenix Mercury|
|July 2014||Tina Charles||New York Liberty||Maya Moore||Minnesota Lynx|
|August 2014||Tamika Catchings||Indiana Fever||Maya Moore||Minnesota Lynx|
|For games played||Player||Team|
|May 2014||Chiney Ogwumike||Connecticut Sun|
|June 2014||Chiney Ogwumike||Connecticut Sun|
|July 2014||Odyssey Sims||Tulsa Shock|
|August 2014||Odyssey Sims||Tulsa Shock|
|Most Valuable Player Award||Maya Moore||Forward||Minnesota Lynx||371 out of 883|
|Finals MVP Award||Diana Taurasi||Guard||Phoenix Mercury|
|Rookie of the Year Award||Chiney Ogwumike||Forward||Connecticut Sun||23 out of 38|
|Most Improved Player Award||Skylar Diggins||Guard||Tulsa Shock||29 out of 38|
|Defensive Player of the Year Award||Brittney Griner||Center||Phoenix Mercury||31 out of 38|
|Sixth Woman of the Year Award||Allie Quigley||Guard||Chicago Sky||26 out of 38|
|Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award||Becky Hammon||Guard||San Antonio Stars||24 out of 37|
|Peak Performer: Points||Maya Moore||Forward||Minnesota Lynx||23.9 PPG|
|Peak Performer: Rebounds||Courtney Paris||Center||Tulsa Shock||10.2 RPG|
|Peak Performer: Assists||Diana Taurasi||Guard||Phoenix Mercury||5.6 APG|
|Coach of the Year Award||Sandy Brondello||Coach||Phoenix Mercury||33 out of 38|
|All-WNBA First Team||Skylar Diggins||Diana Taurasi||Maya Moore||Candace Parker||Brittney Griner|
|All-WNBA Second Team|| Danielle Robinson |
|Seimone Augustus||Angel McCoughtry||Nneka Ogwumike||Tina Charles|
|All-Defensive First Team||Briann January||Tanisha Wright||Angel McCoughtry||Sancho Lyttle||Brittney Griner|
|All-Defensive Second Team||Danielle Robinson||Alana Beard||Maya Moore||Tamika Catchings||Sylvia Fowles|
|All-Rookie Team||Odyssey Sims||Bria Hartley||Kayla McBride||Alyssa Thomas||Chiney Ogwumike|
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