New York Liberty wins first pick of the 2020 WNBA Draft after lottery

The New York Liberty won the first pick in the WNBA’s draft lottery Tuesday evening. The lottery took place during halftime of game 1 of the semifinals series between the Connecticut Sun and the Los Angeles Sparks. Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu is the heavy frontrunner to be the first pick in the 2020 WNBA draft.


  1. New York Liberty
  2. Dallas Wings
  3. Indiana Fever
  4. Atlanta Dream

The draft lottery odds are based on the cumulative records of the two most recent regular seasons (2018 and 2019).

Team Combined 2019-2019 Record Chances (out of 1,000)
New York 17-51 442
Indiana 19-49 276
Dallas 25-43 178
Atlanta 31-37 104

The selection order for the remainder of the draft’s first round as well as the second and third rounds is determined by inverse order of the teams’ respective regular-season records solely from 2019.

Remaining 2020 Draft Order

Pick Team 2019 Record
5 Phoenix 15-19
6 Minnesota 18-16
7 Seattle 18-16
8 Chicago 20-14
9 Dallas from Las Vegas (21-13) (Cambage, Jefferson, Harrison, 5/16/19) 21-13
10 Connecticut from Los Angeles (22-12) (C. Ogwumike, 4/27/19) 22-12
11 Connecticut 23-11
12 Washington 26-8
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