Lynx get top pick in WNBA Draft Lottery

The Minnesota Lynx will have the top pick in next year’s WNBA draft.  Congratulations to Roger Griffin, Jen Gillom and the staff – I always liked them – nice people. ROGER’S AUDIO FROM LOTTERY

Minnesota Lynx Draft

Minnesota Lynx receive #1 overall pick from New York Liberty

The Sacramento Monarchs, who finished with a league-low 12 wins this year, received the second pick in the draft lottery Thursday, followed by the Connecticut Sun, the Lynx again with the fourth pick and the Chicago Sky fifth.  The complete first found is listed below.

Minnesota has two lottery picks because it received New York’s first-round selection in a three-team trade on May 5 that brought Sydney Spencer to New York.

The No. 1 pick ended up being the one the Lynx got from the Liberty.

Tina Charles

Tina Charles

That has to be unbelievably painful for the New York people.  Especially considering that the number one overall pick will be Tina Charles, a New York City kid, a low-block force and what the Liberty desperately need.

The remaining draft order is San Antonio, Washington, Tulsa, Los Angeles and Atlanta.

Seattle, Indiana and the Sparks round out the final first-round picks in the 13-team draft.

The draft date has not been announced.

From WNBA.com

Following are results of the 2010 WNBA Draft Lottery:

Pick Team 2009 Record Chances (out of 1,000)
1. Minnesota (from New York) 13-21 261
2. Sacramento 12-22 420
3. Connecticut 16-18 76
4. Minnesota 14-20 167
5. Chicago 16-18 76

Following is the remaining order for the first round as determined by overall records from 2009:

Pick Team 2009 Record
6. San Antonio 15-19
7. Washington 16-18
8. Tulsa 18-16
9. Los Angeles 18-16
10. Atlanta 18-16
11. Seattle 20-14
12. Indiana 22-12
13. Los Angeles (from Phoenix) 23-11

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