Atlanta Dream

2009 Finish

18-16, 2nd in the Eastern Conference. Lost in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Departures

  • Ivory Latta, G
  • Michelle Snow, C
  • Arrivals

  • Demetress Adams, F
  • Dalma Ivanyi, G
  • Kelly Miller, G
  • Erica White, G
  • Returning Players

  • Iziane Castro Marques, G-F
  • Erika de Souza, F-C
  • Chamique Holdsclaw, F
  • Shalee Lehning, G
  • Yelena Leuchanka, C
  • Sancho Lyttle, C
  • Angel McCoughtry, F
  • Coco Miller, G
  • Armintie Price, G-F
  • Free Agents

  • Jennifer Lacy, F (UFA)
  • Needs

  • Outside Scoring
  • Forward
  • Analysis

    The Dream hope to carry last season’s draft day success into this year’s event. In 2009, with the first-overall selection, Atlanta chose forward Angel McCoughtry out of the University of Louisville. McCoughtry went on to win the WNBA Rookie of the Year as the league’s top freshman scorer (12.8 ppg). Her numbers were also a major reason behind the Dream making their first trip to the postseason, where they eventually lost to the Detroit Shock in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

    With the ninth-overall selection, Atlanta should be drafting the best player available. Based on needs, however, head coach Marynell Meadors may want to grab an outside shooter, particularly a two-guard, as they were the league’s second worst three-point shooting (30.5 percent) squad last season. The Dream may also want to start looking towards the future at the forward position, particularly Chamique Holdsclaw’s spot. The six-time WNBA All-Star unretired to play for Atlanta last season, but it remains uncertain how many more seasons she’ll take the floor.

    2010 Selections

  • No. 9 (R1)
  • No. 21 (R2)
  • No. 33 (R3)
  • Recent Draft History

    20092008
    1. Angel McCoughtry 8. Tamera Young
    25. Shalee Lehning 24. Morenike Atunrase
    27. Jessica Morrow 32. Danielle Hood