The NBA's G League announced the launch of a new venture Thursday that will offer elite high-school recruits $125,000 contracts as an alternative to the one-and-done college route.
The news wasn't well received in the WNBA, where the maximum veteran salary is $115,000.
The WNBA Players Association will be able to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement and negotiate a new one at the end of the 2019 season.
"All 144 players have a seat at the table at this next collective bargaining agreement," Dallas Wings guard Skylar Diggins-Smith told Adam Grosbard of the Dallas Morning News in June. "I think it's just about us prioritizing and getting this information out to us in layman's terms and just continuing to be advocates for women, women's rights, and gender parity."