Monday, April 11, 2011

Welcome, Newbies!

As our readers know, the 2011 WNBA Draft was held today. The Mystics, coming off their best season ever, picked late in the first round -- number 11 to be exact -- and selected Victoria Dunlap, a talented, 6'1" Forward from the University of Kentucky who may well give Marissa Coleman a run for her money in filling in for the injured Mo Currie.

Picking equally late in the 2nd and 3rd rounds (overall picks #23 and #35), the Mystics added to Team ACC by tapping Karima Christmas, a 6-foot G/F from Duke, and Sarah Krnjic, a 6'4" Center from Serbia. (Yes, we said "who?" as well.)

For those who were at work and not able to sneak a peek at ESPN's live broadcast of the draft (like tax accountants, for example), ESPN announcers Pam Ward, Carolyn Peck, and Rebecca Lobo had some (ahem) "interesting" things to say about the Mystics during this afternoon's broadcast.

According to Peck, Katie Smith wants to play in Seattle, and Lindsey Harding has asked to be traded to Los Angeles or Atlanta. Lobo described the Mystics' backcourt as being in "ridiculous turmoil." Who would ever have thought we'd be hearing this after the team's most successful season ever? Then again, who would ever have thought that the team's most successful GM and the most successful Head Coach would have been shown the door after that most successful season ever, all to save a bit of money?

With Lindsey and Katie still un-signed, we think there will be another chapter to this story.

In any any event . . . welcome, new Mystics!


At 8:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the team has acquired center Ta’Shia Phillips, guard Kelly Miller and a 2012 first round draft pick from the Atlanta Dream in exchange for guard Lindsey Harding and the Mystics second round pick in the 2012 WNBA draft


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