With the WNBA draft lottery complete, the full 2013 first round draft order is as follows:
Team (record, lottery odds out of 1000)
1. Phoenix Mercury (7-27, 276)
2. Chicago Sky (14-20, 104)
3. Tulsa Shock (9-25, 178)
4. Washington Mystics (5-29, 442)
5. New York Liberty (15-19)
6. Seattle Storm (16-18)
7. Atlanta Dream (19-15)
8. San Antonio Silver Stars (21-13)
9. Indiana Fever (22-12)
10. Los Angeles Sparks (24-10)
11. Connecticut Sun (25-9)
12. Minnesota Lynx (27-7)
Click here for the remaining order of the 2013 WNBA Draft.
While the Phoenix Mercury were clearly the big winners in this draft, obviously this is a big win for the Chicago Sky who ended up with the second pick despite being the fourth worst team.
"Having one of the top picks in the upcoming WNBA Draft gives us an opportunity to immediately improve our team," said Pokey Chatman, head coach and general manager of the Sky, in a release. "We have a lot to assess after finishing the season, and we will use every resource we have to make the best possible decision for our franchise when the time comes."
What the Sky lacked this past year was depth beyond Sylvia Fowles and Epiphanny Prince and, if nothing else, having the #2 pick gives them a number of ways to address that.