If there is one thing we know about WNBA fans, they have plenty of opinions. When we opened up the mailbag, we found hundreds of letters. Keep sending your suggestions, feedback and all-out pleas by clicking here and we'll keep posting them up until Draft Day.
Phoenix should draft Lindsey Harding. Let her and Kelly Miller go at it for
starting point guard. Whoever wins, starts... the "loser" is the backup.
Shay, St. Louis, Mo.
Armintie Price is amazing. She should definitely be one of the top picks in
this year's draft. She is outstanding. She possesses qualities to make any team
much better, plus, she has such a great personality. Having gotten to be around
her at Ole Miss, I have noticed that she brightens a room whenever she walks
in. She is sooooooooo charismatic and positive. She is a once in a lifetime
pick that a team will be so happy to receive. Without armintie, Ole Miss would
not have reached the Elite Eight. Go Armintie!!!
C., Gainesville, Fla.
The Minnesota Lynx need a point guard bad... and if little Ivory Latta is on
the board, you can't pass up on her... She is the best point guard and has been
for the last four years in college. She has that swagger and game to dominate
the WNBA like last years rookies.
Phoenix now has their post. Let's take the best player out there: Latta or
With the 6th pick in the WNBA Draft, my Washington Mystics will i hope select
Bernie Mosby from Baylor University. I think she will be the best post player
left at this pick and should be able to contribute well this summer for the
Mystics. If we were in need of a guard, Armintie Price would be my choice, but
we are in more need of a post presence.
Phillip, Washington, D.C.
I don't know if the Liberty plan to put Janel McCarville at post now that they've
traded Kelly Schumacher, but McCarville is really a forward in my mind. I like
Barb Farris, and she had a good 2006 season, but I think our frontcourt could
use a big dynamic player... someone like Jessica Davenport, Tiffany Jackson
or Sidney Spencer. We've also got room for a good point guard like Shay Doron...
no offense to Becky who I think would shine at shooting guard.
Margaret, Brooklyn, N.Y.
I think that Latta will be the 1st pick. I mean the girl can ball... you have
to give it to her. She steps up when her team needs her and is quick on her
feet. When she takes it to the hole or makes a three the crowd feels her power
and so does the team.
Jas, El Dorado, Ark.
Minnesota needs a center/power forward and also had inconsistant PG play last
year. That being said, two of our PGs were rookies and one was hurt all season,
so PG may NOT be as big a need as we think. As for center, well, we had a big,
slow center last year and what did that get us? I think the top picks at center
are just more of the same and not worth a 4th pick overall. I wish we could
get Armintie Price. She is one of the few players coming out this year who I
think might be a star.
Muneraven, St. Paul, Minn.
The "price" is right for the Monarchs.
Bernard, Lexington, Ky.
I just think that in the list of prospects that Renee Taylor is the absolute
best point guard out there. I have gotten a chance to see all of the young ladies
play and she presents the best package. If Renee played with those teams that
Latta or Harding played with, would she have an NCAA title under her belt. MY
answer is yes. She is phenomenal. To score 2,500 points in a 4 year college
career is fantastic. To do it at the height of 5'2" is phenomenal. OK,
let's just count the 2 years at the Division I level... she still scored 1,000
points. So 4 years at DI says what? She can pass, shoot from distance and has
a mid-range game as well. I believe that the team that takes her will be extremely
pleased that they did.
Jerry, Brooklyn, N.Y.
In my opinion the Indiana Fever need a post player that can control both boards
as well as be an offensive threat. The current lineup of Catching and Whitmore
at forwards, Tully and DeForge at guards is fine but it simply needs a post
player to take them to the next level. An big presence on the inside will greatly
benefit both the offense and more importantly the defense.
Centre, Batesville, Ind.
I think Jess Davenport will go first to the Mercury. But with that said, I
think the greatest team... the Sun... should look to add Katie Gearlds and Shay
Doron with their two top first-round picks. Katie Geralds can fill in when Douglas
and Sales need a breather and Doron can learn how to play some point so she
can back up Lindsey and play that 2 guard position as well. I think trading
Taj was a good thing. And in the second round you want to talk about sleepers
we will grab Natalie Berlin from Wisc.-Green Bay. I know a lot of guards, but
Phillips is out and look for Carey to get cut before the season starts.
Manny, Providence, R.I.
As a HUGE Liberty fan, we are in desperate need of a strong post player. We
got manhandled on the boards last year, could not prevent penetration to the
basket, and had to rely on jumpshots because the inside-game was nonexistent.
I think the Liberty should take Tiffany Jackson from Texas. She's just remarkable.
She is extremely athletic, she is agressive on both ends of the floor and an
excellent defender. We need someone who can do the job at both ends. Unfortunately,
I don't think Allison Bales offers us what we need offensively on a consistent
basis. However, if Ivory Latta miraculously falls to us at #5, you gotta grab
her. She offers everything we have been lacking in New York since T-Spoon left
(a winning attitude, a competitive fire, excellent passing, leadership, and
scoring: someting we could have used more of from T-Spoon). She would also allow
Becky to move back to the 2 spot. If we pick Latta, we could probably still
get our hands on Brooke Smith (Stanford) in the second round. Smith plays well
on both ends of the floor, she just needs to learn how to be more agressive.
Philippe, Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Monarchs are in pretty good shape. However, one young lady to watch very
closely is Cameo Hicks out of Washington. Led the Huskies in almost all categories.
She's a tough, tough competitor. Probably a late first-round pick or early second.
This one is a sure sleeper for whomever gets her.
I am a huge Stars fans and believe we need a point guard with Pee Wee gone.
The obvious choice would be Harding (Duke) but they need someone with emotion
that the other players can feed from. Ivory Latta (UNC) brings that emotion
to the court and is an exciting player to watch. GO STARS GO!
Jose, San Antonio
We love our Connecticut Sun up here in the northeast. In my opinion, the Sun
need to get younger and bigger. Detroit got even bigger with the trade acquiring
Katie Feenstra, and what we need to compete with our Eastern Division arch rival
is size and toughness and a couple of big bodies that can crash the boards with
some attitude. We have two picks in the first round, their should be no excuses
for not getting at least one of these types of players, otherwise we will see
Detroit raising the banner again.
John Sample, Norwich, Conn.
My team is Phoenix. I think they really need a post and I think my girl Alison
Bales would get the job done. She is great offensively and defensively. I mean,
come on, she is the leader in blocks. She would be a great asset to the team
and I think they would win more.
C. Dean, Franklin, Ohio
Megan Vogel from South Dakota State University would be a great addition to
one of the WNBA teams. She reminds me of Becky Hammon. Megan, like Becky, plays
with passion and dedication. She always puts everything she has into the game.
She is a smart, strong and athletic player. She is a great ambassador for women's
The Sun need a post player like Brooke Smith and a guard like Katie Gearlds
to improve (after) the team's trade of Taj to L.A.
John, Storrs, Conn.
If it's in any way possible and if she still is available, my team, the Washington
Mystics, better pick Lindsey Harding at the six spot. She is the best player
in the draft to me and she will be around for a long time. She has an amazing
defensive game with a bonus of offense.
Nacole, New Iberia, La.
Hello, I love the WNBA as if all were family. I'm not a huge Connecticut fan,
but they should select Shay Doron as a backup guard since Erin Phillips got
injured overseas. Get better Erin, and win the Eastern Conference championship
Brina, Edgewood, Md.
I think the Silver Stars need to draft Lindsey Harding
to replace Shannon Johnson, who high tailed it out of S.A. Still not happy about
Steph, San Antonio
Please let Ivory Latta stink it up
in the tournament so she can fall to the number five pick. I've been a fan of
the Liberty since day one, but ever since T-spoon left they've been a bit boring.
Ivory will bring the excitement back to MSG. She's got the fire that the Liberty
have lacked. If she's not available Alison Bales and Brooke Smith would give the
Liberty a true post/center for the first time since Kym Hampton, then Shay Doron
in round two. Or how about this (Liberty nation forgive me) trade Becky Hammon,
Kelly Shumacher, Barb Farris and/or the fifth pick to Phoenix for Cappy Pondexter?
Jason, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Seattle Storm: They say they
need a guard to back up Sue Bird/Lennox, but I think they should add more weapons
to their frontcourt. When Lauren gets double-teamed, I know Burse is there, but
I think they need another 4 or 5 with more offensive output. I say Stanford's
Brooke Smith, so that the defense will have to gamble leaving either one open,
and I think she'd be great starting off the bench. Is there anyone in the draft
who uses the step-through move/jump hook more effectively? Go Storm in 2007!
Ed, San Francisco
I think the Washington Mystics need a good small
forward who can also play the shooting guard position. Someone athletic who can
shoot the ball. Someone like Kamesha Hairston from Temple. I think she would fit
Sierra, Salisbury, Md.
I would like the New York Liberty
to get a dynamic player like Bernice Mosby or a Tiffany Jackson in the first round.
New York got killed in the post last year and they are in need of a quality post
or posts. They need a backup point guard for Moore.
Tyree, Watertown, N.Y.
think that point guard Stephanie Raymond from NIU would be a great guard for any
team. Her great free throw shooting and excellent ball handling will make her
I think the top pick in this
year's draft is going to be Jessica Davenport. This is because of team needs.
Phoenix needs a post player desperately especially now with Kamila Vodichkova
out for the season. This move is more of a need than talent. I think if it was
for talent then Ivory Latta would be the best choice no question. Now this is
all being said without the possibility of Candace Parker coming out… but if she
does then she's the obvious choice
First the Detroit
Shock are going to repeat as champions. As for my Shock I would like to see them
draft a small forward or someone like that who can grow with us and maybe play
the post and pull up for a jump shot well. It would be great for Chicago to get
Lindsey Harding. Phoenix should go for Alison Bales who will run the floor and
be a presence on defense. Washington: they're in need of a small forward and Noelle
Quinn can do it all.
TJ, Andrews AFB, Md.
My team is Houston.
I love them ladies… I think we need a point guard badly… A veteran would be good.
A rookie might still need a year or two to settle into the WNBA. Houston needs
to realize that rookies are a must… I love my veterans but you need to add youth
to the game to keep a franchise growing… Go Comets.
Gabriel, Soledad, Calif.
my name is Brian, and I am a HUGE WNBA fan. As a Detroit Shock fan first, we need
absolutely NO help, as long as we contribute the same winning formula in our playbook
for the upcoming season. However, as a Mystics fan SECOND, I believe we are seriously
lacking a low post threat. A banger if you will. We need someone who will grab
us offensive boards when we DESPERATELY need them down the stretch. But I guess
that's all that's missing and we'll be fine. (Jessica Adair-F/G... cough, cough.)
I think Katie Gearlds should be a top 10 pick in
the draft this year. She is an amazing shooter and is tall. She is also comfortable
dribbling. I have only watched her play twice maybe but each time she amazed me.
Sarah, Exeter, R.I.
I am a Sky fan and I think that they need a post
threat so I would consider Alison Bales from Duke.
I am a big Sky fan and I think they should acquire a
quick guard to pick up the team's tempo: someone like Lindsey Harding (Duke) or
maybe Armintie Price (Mississippi). Both can make plays happen on the offensive
end as well as the defensive end. Also I would choose a forward who is good on
the wing and not afraid to take shots when the seconds wind down by putting up
a 3 like a Kamesha Hairston (Temple) (she and Candice Dupree has played for three
years, so they have that team chemistry) or someone like Tiffany Jackson (Texas).
They may also want to get a strong center like a Jessica Davenport (Ohio) or Allison
Bales (Duke). Whomever they choose, hopefully it will get them more "W" for this
season hopefully a playoff berth.
- Shon, Irving, Texas
favorite team is New York. Go Liberty! I think we need a consistent big girl and
floor leader! Becky Hammon needs to be the 2 so she can get more shots! I think
a first-round pick of Ivory Latta or Lindsey Harding is very realistic! In the
second round, you might want to look at Carla Thomas if she is still available.
She's a big who battled strong with Sylvia Fowles in the finals of the SEC Tournament!
Good luck, Liberty!
- Kendall, Ark.
I would also like
to see the Liberty pick up a good point guard which would allow Becky (Hammon)
to play her more natural position at the 2 spot.
- Megan, Dover, N.H.
Mercury really need to select Jessica Davenport with their first pick in this
draft. Their roster is full of guards and forwards, and with starting center Kamila
Vodichkiva out for the season, this team really needs a post presence and a great
defender. Davenport is a great shooter and will fit with the Mercury "Paul Ball"
- Rimz, Phoenix
Lindsey Harding is
one of the most exciting ballplayers to watch. Whatever pro team picks her will
become an automatic contender. She is tough and plays both ends of the floor with
defense being her strenght. She plays much bigger than 5'8" and is called on to
play down low frequently because of her basketball savvy and quickness. LINDSEY
IS A THINKING POINTGUARD! SHE IS A COACH ON THE FLOOR. Lindsey Harding will fill
- Mike, St. Louis
First of all, the Indiana Fever
are going to win it all. No joke, they have a wide range of players, from veterans
to savvy young guns. All the Fever need is one or two post players and a solid
backup point guard. With the draft approaching, the Fever are most likely going
to miss out on Davenport and Bales, but the Fever might be able to pick up a solid
point like Dee Davis from Vandy. If the Fever can accomplish those few tweaks,
they can accomplish a championship. Beware, they are gonna come out strong.
- Drewbie, Carmel, Tenn.
San Antonio needs a guard so if she sticks
around until the third pick, Lindsey Harding would be key.
- Jay, Riviera Beach, Fla.
I believe that the Storm need a wing to back up Iziane
because Izzy can't do it by herself. The Mercury definitely need a post like Alison
Bales or (Jessica) Davenport. Bales would be good for the Merc.
- Stephanie, Ashland, Ore.
I believe that the Comets need to draft a point guard.
Dawn Staley retired, we lost Dominique Canty in free agency and we released Tamecka
Dixon. Although we have Roneeka Hodges she is more like a two guard than a point.
Hopefully we could land Harding or Latta out of the draft. Other than that, the
team is ready to bring the WNBA trophy back to Houston!!!
- Shade, Philadelphia
I think Ivory Latta and Lindsay Harding will be two
of the top picks in this year's draft. I think Ivory Latta should go to the Minnesota
Lynx. They need some energy on the team besides Seimone.
- Krys, Port Allen, La.
Being that Washington is my favorite team, I think they
need to draft a center like Alison Bales or Jessica Davenport. I think that is
where they lack consistency and need the most improvement. I also think they should
get another consistent shooting guard opposite of Alana Beard (my favorite player)
to balance out the floor.
- Ray, Orlando
team is the Indiana Fever. I think that one place that they should look to improve
this year is their post play. They only have players 6-2 and 6-3 and that does
not help when you play Margo Dydek or Katie Feenstra. They need to look to get
a steal in this draft by getting a sleeper post who can bring it on offense and
- PCatch, Naperville, Ill.
I am a dedicated
fan of the WNBA and my favorite team is the Los Angeles Sparks. And although I
am happy for my favorite player Lisa Leslie and her pregnancy, I am also disappointed
that I won't see her on the court this year. Since 1997 I have tuned in and attended
games to see her dominate. So obviously, the Sparks need to get a good center
to replace her. I know that they have traded for Taj, but a "big" player is needed.
Jessica Davenport or Allison Bales would be good. Also an athletic 2 or 3 guard.
Mwadi is good but could use some help. Someone like Bernice Mosby or Camille Little
would be good. So good luck Sparks and come back soon Lisa.
- Leroy, Midland, Texas
I may live in Wisconsin, but Chicago in my team...
go Sky! We need a post player... Bernadette Ngoyisa has proven she can play with
the best, but having that 1-2 punch would put the Sky right where they should
be, as a contender for the playoffs. As for the #3 pick, my choice would be Ohio
State's Jessica Davenport or Duke's Alison Bales. The Sky have great players right
now who are fast, but we need to finish with a hard blow to the basket, and one
of those centers will do it. Don't get me wrong, if they can get hold of Harding
or Latta, then they will be in a great position for a trade.
- Bernell, Milwaukee
Wow, this is a wide open draft. First of all i like to
say man i love how the free agents are working. i also like the trades that have
taken place so far. But i think we need to see more trades before the season starts.
Now to get to the draft the question is who will go number one. Last year we knew
it would be Augustus and in 2004 we knew it would be diana taurasi. A bunch of
anaylst think that it will be lindsey harding which would not be a bad thing,
however phoneix does not need another guard since the resigned Kelly Miller and
have Taurasi and Cappie. With their Center Kamila out its save to say they need
to go out and get a good center. theres a wide variety if i were the GM i would
go for the 6'7 from Duke Allison Bales im crazy about this girl shes amazes me
everytime i see her. She throws the outlet well to which is what Phoneix. Then
with the second pick the Silverstars need to take Harding because Shannon Johnson
just signed with Detroit. Two blue devils in a row. Then, you can just go down
the list ivory latta, Brooke Smith, Carla Thomas, Tiffany Jackson, Bernice Mosby,
Dee Davis. The list goes on and on. Now to go on to the magnificent Candace Parker
who needs to come out early. In the mens game we see it a lot but not in the women
but i think it's time that we do. Pat Summit and Pokey Chapman both need to become
coachs in the WNBA along with Geno Auriema its time for them to move on up. Thank
- Littleman, Searcy, Ark.
I think the Sky definitely
need a post player. They already have a lot of talent with D. Canty, C. Dupree
and M. Currie. Alison Bales would be a perfect fit for them. Because Currie and
Bales already played together for Duke, they know each other's style so it won't
be hard for them to get their game together.
- Joy, McCormick, S.C.
am a huge Houston Comets fan and with all of the changes that have taken place
this offseason, I think our needs are plenteous. I think that there are two positions
that are absolute musts: point guard and a backup small forward. With Dawn's retirement
and Dominique's change of address, we must replace our floor general. With the
pick that we have, we should be able to find a capable backup for the best small
forward to ever lace them up: Sheryl Swoopes. Sheryl has already said that at
her age, she should not be leading the league in minutes played. With the change
in coaching philosophy, that should be fixed knowing that it allows SS to stay
fresher and more effective throughout this long season. The point guard hopefully
will come through free agency, allowing an experienced player to come in and help
get us back to where we still belong… as the 2007 WNBA champions!
- Headtoe, Tallahassee, Fla.
Minnesota has a definite need for both
a point guard and center. They have some great forwards, but they need a good
point guard, one who can effectively work every game, and they also need a great
- Dane, Pequot Lakes, Minn.
Mercury just simply need a big who can handle the ball and is a threat to post
up down low. We need Jessica Davenport or even (Alison) Bales from Duke… we just
need a couple bigs!!!
- Rach, Phoenix
It'll be interesting
to see if Phoenix keeps the #1 pick. They desperately need a post player with
Vodichkova out for the season and Rasmussen now with Connecticut. But does Jessica
Davenport really fit into the "Paul Ball" system? The Mercury need a solid post
that's ready to start and Davenport may not be the answer.
- Todd, Fords, N.J.
The Mercury should draft Amanda Brown.
- Emily, State College, Pa.
I really would love to see the Silver
Stars draft Jessica (Davenport). She is just a good post-up player and our roster
is filled with guards, but then again I wouldn't mind having Lindsey or Ivory!
I think the Silver Stars need to stay healthy this year, play more defense and
improve on offense.
- Daniel, Converse, Texas
love what San Antonio is doing in the offseason. Hopefully this season the changes
will pay off and they will finally make the playoffs. I see them drafting either
a big or forward to provide depth and maybe another point guard now that "Pee
Wee" Johnson signed with Detroit. GOOD LUCK SILVER STARS!
- Teco, Cincinnati
think Lindsay Harding, Jessica Davenport and Ivory Latta will be the top picks
in the draft this year. The Silver Stars and Sky need point guards. And I wouldn't
be surprised at a team like Phoenix drafting and trading a player to another team
to get exactly what they need. The NY Liberty definitely need a strong post player.
I think we are good in the guard department. But if a player like Camille Little
is still around at #5, you have to take her. She can play the 3 or 4 for them
and is a great offensive and defensive player. She can definitely be a go to player.
If Latta slips to #5 you gotta take her. She was made for NY. Think T-spoon #2!
- Anneliese, East Brunswick, N.J.
I am a big Mystics fan and I really
would like to see them draft someone who can score in the paint and rebound the
ball. I have watched Duke all season, and if she is available when the Mystics
pick, they should go after Alison Bales. She can score inside and she can shoot
a 16-footer. We need this kind of threat to give Alana some room to work. And
it always works to put two old teammates together.
- Suzie, Waldorf, Md.
phoenix- jess davenport (they need a big-no vodichkova or rasmussen)
san antonio- lindsey harding (stepped up her game shannon johnson is getting older, she could learn a lot)
chicago- ivory latta (brings emotion and heart, CAN SCORE!)
minnesota- tiffany jackson (no vanessa or adrian, tamika was struggling, tj provides good post depth)
new york- noelle quinn (as its been put-she can flat out score and pass)
washington- jessica dickson (good small forward, which they need)
seattle- armintie price (could be a good backup guard to bird and lennox)
houston- dee davis (no dawn or dominique, they desperately need a point guard)
indiana- ali bales (they don't have a shot blocker besides t-catch)
sacramento- brooke smith (yolanda is considering retirement, she could learn and get better and be the post sac. needs)
detroit- shae murphy (fits right in-athletic, quick, long, she can also hit 3s and rebound)
connecticut- chrissy givens (erin phillips is out, she could help out-defensively and offensively)
connecticut- bernice mosby (no more taj, margo getting older, they need another post to develop)
This is my first round predictions- if you are reading this sorry it is so long.
- Dom, Sacramento