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
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.
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.
|Following are results of the 2010 WNBA Draft Lottery:|
|2010 WNBA DRAFT LOTTERY ORDER|
|Pick||Team||2009 Record||Chances (out of 1,000)|
|1.||Minnesota (from New York)||13-21||261|
Following is the remaining order for the first round as determined by overall records from 2009:
|REMAINING ORDER FOR FIRST ROUND|
|13.||Los Angeles (from Phoenix)||23-11|