December 11, 2023 

Locked On Women’s Basketball: 2024 WNBA Draft Lottery reactions

Jackie and Em discuss what this means for the league and top prospects

The WNBA held its draft lottery on Sunday where the Indiana Fever once again received the No. 1 pick. Draft analyst Em Adler joined Jackie Powell for the Locked On Women’s Basketball podcast to explain how draft order might affect how teams approach the 2024 draft and what it means for the top prospects.

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Following Indiana, Los Angeles will pick second, Phoenix will draft third and Seattle will go fourth. Em started with a quick reaction to the draft lottery order.

“For the most part, it’s a good result for the league in many ways,” Em said. “LA, this is a great step for their recovery. Phoenix, it is what it is, you know, there are complicating factors. And Seattle just has been good enough for too long that it’s really hard to feel sorry for them.”


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Taking a closer look at Indiana, Em ran through the Fever’s potential starting five and what the addition of a player like Caitlin Clark could do for them next season if she leaves Iowa.

“The year after that they have a lot of space to work with and that means they have a lot of time,” Em said. “Not like, two, three years, let’s say, but they certainly have this season to work out what’s gonna work, what isn’t and that gives them a little bit of luxury to say, what are the dynamics between Kelsey Mitchell, Grace Berger, Caitlin Clark and Kristy Wallace? How can we play them off each other? Who do we need to who maybe is of a different archetype? And we could probably send out and get an asset back and flip that for someone who works better.”


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