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Las Vegas wins the top pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft

Published on November 13, 2017

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Las Vegas won the 17th annual WNBA Draft Lottery giving the newly relocated team the top pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft. The results of the draft lottery were televised on ESPN2 during the 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter.

Las Vegas entered the lottery with the most chances to land the top pick (442 out of 1,000). The Indiana Fever, which had 276 chances out of 1,000, will have the second selection. The Chicago Sky will select third and fourth.

Lottery odds were based on the cumulative records of the Dream, Fever, Sky and Stars over the two most recent regular seasons (2016 and 2017).

  1. Las Vegas , 15-53, 442 chances out of 1,000
  2. Indiana, 26-42, 276 442 chances out of 1,000
  3. Chicago (via Atlanta) , 29-39, 178 442 chances out of 1,000
  4. Chicago , 30-38, 104 442 chances out of 1,000

The order of selection for the remainder of the first round as well as the second and third round is in inverse order of the teams’ respective regular-season records solely from 2017. 

Remaining Order for First Round/2017 record

  1. Seattle, 5-19
  2. Dallas, 16-18
  3. Washington, 18-16
  4. Phoenix, 18-16
  5. Connecticut, 21-13
  6. New York, 22-12
  7. Los Angeles, 26-8
  8. Minnesota, 27-7

 

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