January 7, 2023 

Locked on Women’s Basketball: A hypothetical two-team WNBA expansion draft exercise

Toronto and Oakland are on the clock

It’s time for another episode of the Locked on Women’s Basketball podcast. On today’s episode, host Hunter Cruse is joined by co-host Joshua Welch to run through an exercise exploring a hypothetical expansion draft. The cities used in this episode aren’t used because of any reporting from us at The Next, but rather a decision to pick two of the co-hosts’ personal favorites, Toronto and Oakland, from the many rumored cities. You don’t want to miss this fantasy draft episode.

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For his Connecticut Sun pick in the fantasy expansion draft, Joshua picks a young guard in Nia Clouden saying, “I think she showed a lot of potential, especially later in the season in the playoffs.”

As for his Dallas Wings pick, Joshua goes with the “obvious” choice, Marina Mabrey.

Tune in to the WNBA fantasy expansion draft you didn’t know you needed!


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