18-16, 2nd in the Eastern Conference. Lost in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
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.
Recent Draft History
|1. Angel McCoughtry||8. Tamera Young|
|25. Shalee Lehning||24. Morenike Atunrase|
|27. Jessica Morrow||32. Danielle Hood|