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WNBA Draft 2014

Analysis and commentary on the 2014 WNBA draft.

Hartley talks about draft day, rookie season in interview

Looks like she knew she was not playing in Seattle the moment she was drafted.

Chicago, Tulsa made most of draft selections

For the first weekly look around the WNBA in 2014, we look at which rookies made rosters and which teams did especially well identifying roster-worthy talent in the 2014 WNBA Draft.

Interview with Chicago rookie Markeisha Gatling

Swish Appeal chats with Chicago Sky 2014 first round pick Markeisha Gatling, a 6-foot-5 center out of N.C. State, about her early impressions from training camp, draft night, and what she needs to work on.

Solid draft picks who might make an impression

Having already looked at the big winners and best decisions of the 2014 WNBA draft last week, we look at a few teams that added potential contributors and others that are left with some questions as training camp approaches.

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Jeff Van Gundy likes Stefanie Dolson's screens

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There were so many links but I'll just point this one out which I missed. During a broadcast of an Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers game on ESPN last Sunday, April 13, Van Gundy, an NBA ESPN analyst, pointed out that he really like that she "lays the wood on people" right after an advertisement for the WNBA Draft. Cool moment for UConn and Mystics fans.

The big winners from the WNBA draft

The big winners in this draft are probably clear, but there are a few other teams who should be given credit for using their draft picks well.

Steals, sleepers and surprises from the WNBA draft

After an eventual 2014 WNBA draft night on Monday, we look back on some of the less expected highlights.

Three trends from the 2014 WNBA draft

The expansion of WNBA rosters figured to have an effect on not only who made rosters, but also how teams approached the draft. One skill in particular seemed to stand out: three point shooting.

Guest blog: Bri Kulas on her draft day experience

In our latest guest blog, Missouri's Bri Kulas recounts the experience of waiting to hear her name called on draft day and looking forward to training camp.

Links on the Mystics' 2014 Draft Day

Because we had to put up Hartley's and Dolson's picture holding up a Mystics jersey as soon as we could. And because there were plenty of pixels about them coming to the nation's capital.

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2014 Draft Day Demographics: Prospect factoids

Some factoids about the 2014 draft.

Breaking down the Stars' 2014 draft picks

The San Antonio Stars drafted Kayla McBride with their first round selection in the 2014 WNBA Draft.

The Undrafted, 2014 edition

Someone has to be left out of the WNBA draft and here are five notable prospects.

Breaking down the Mystics' 2014 Draft Night

The Mystics didn't make the splashiest moves during the WNBA Draft, but they made moves that help improve their long term future.

Sun trade Charles, take Ogwumike first overall

Connecticut traded Tina Charles to the New York Liberty and took Chiney Ogwuimke No. 1 on a busy night at the WNBA Draft.

Mystics acquire Hartley and Hawkins from Seattle

The Storm acquires Crystal Langhorne. Another big trade in the league that shakes up both rosters.

Round 1, Pick 4: N.Y. selects Alyssa Thomas

As the AP reported, Thomas may be on the move quickly.

Round 1, Pick 3: Stars select Kayla McBride

The San Antonio Silver Stars select Kayla McBride.

Tulsa Shock select Odyssey Sims second overall

A year after selecting Skylar Diggins, the Tulsa Shock add another successful college guard.

Connecticut selects Chiney Ogwumike first overall

After a blockbuster trade earlier today, the Connecticut Sun don't surprise anyone here.

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2014 WNBA draft tracker

Keep in the loop on the WNBA Draft picks as they're announced on this stream.

2014 WNBA Draft Open Thread

Talk about the Draft here.

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New York Liberty to acquire Tina Charles in blockbuster deal

"@tinacharles31 traded to @nyliberty for 1st round pick this year and next as well as Kelsey Bone according to @AP sources"
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WNBA draft: Top prospects by tiers

A draft board for today's WNBA Draft with prospects ordered into tiers.

Finding the right comparison for Alyssa Thomas

Alyssa Thomas has made her case as the best player ever at Maryland and there's a chance that you might hear people refer to her as "the female LeBron James" on draft day. But some fans have asked whether there's a women's basketball comparison.

WNBA draft profile: How good can McBride become?

Notre Dame guard Kayla McBride had the sweetest mid-range game in the nation, but how far might that take her in the WNBA?

WNBA draft profile: Shoni Schimmel, Louisville

Louisville's Shoni Schimmel will certainly be drafted by a WNBA team in Monday's draft, but if she makes a roster and succeeds she'll be a somewhat unique case.

WNBA draft prospect profile: Astou Ndour, Spain

After being named 2013 Young Women's Player of the Year by FIBA Europe and taking Gran Canaria to the Spanish Liga Femenina's Semi-Finals, 19-year-old Astou Ndour is ready to show off her talents in the WNBA. But who will take the risk?

Where does Astou Ndour fit in the WNBA draft?

Highlights of Spain's Astou Ndour, who has drawn interest from WNBA teams in advance of the 2014 WNBA draft.

WNBA draft prospect profile: Bria Hartley, UConn

Projecting a standout role for Bria Hartley in the WNBA is difficult statistically, but her combination of distributing and scoring efficiency could make her a big contributor as a combo guard in the right situation.

WNBA draft profile: Stefanie Dolson, UConn

UConn center Stefanie Dolson gained national recognition for her defensive ability in winning the WBCA Defensive Player of the Year award. Yet it might be her passing ability that really sets her apart from other centers as a 2014 WNBA draft prospect

WNBA draft profile: Meighan Simmons, Tennessee

When you spend three years earning a reputation as an inefficient volume shooter, it can be really hard to change people's perceptions. But Meighan Simmons has done enough this season to prove that she can find a place for herself in the WNBA.

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