4-30, 7th in Eastern Conference.
Of course, since the Dream are just in the second season of their existence there's a lot to be done before they can compete with the powerhouses in the East. Atlanta, which won just four games in its inaugural season, helped itself in the off-season by snagging Sancho Lyttle in the Houston Comets dispersal draft and signing former Comet and free agent Michelle Snow. However, the team also lost its leading scorer from last season -- Betty Lennox -- who it waived. Things could get interesting if Atlanta succeeds in enticing Chamique Holdsclaw out of retirement (the team acquired her rights from the Sparks), but for now the team must focus on the top talent in this year's draft, whomever that may be. Unlike last year, when there was a clear No. 1 in Candace Parker, the choice isn't so certain in 2009. Atlanta could go in a few different directions with the No. 1 overall pick, but after adding Lyttle and Snow and releasing Lennox in the off-season, look for the team to target a wing player that can score and defend. The team also has the benefit of owning three more picks in the top 27, which it could package to move up if a willing trade partner is game.
Recent Draft History
|8. Tamera Young|
|24. Morenike Atunrase|
|32. Danielle Hood|