WNBA: Indiana Fever wins draft lottery for 1st time in franchise history

The Indiana Fever won the 22nd annual WNBA Draft Lottery and earned the top pick in the 2023 WNBA Draft expected to be held Monday, April 10, 2023.

Indiana, which won the Draft Lottery for the first time in franchise history, entered the Lottery with the most chances to land the top pick.

The Minnesota Lynx will have the second pick. The Atlanta Dream will select third after having the second-most chances to land the top pick. The Washington Mystics will choose fourth.

Indiana, Atlanta, and Minnesota qualified for the Lottery drawing after missing the 2022 playoffs.

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Washington’s spot in the Lottery was the result of the Mystics having obtained the right to swap its own 2023 first-round pick with Atlanta for Los Angeles’ 2023 first-round pick.

The Mystics won the Lottery for the 2022 WNBA Draft and traded that No. 1 overall selection to the Atlanta Dream, which selected 2022 WNBA Rookie of the Year Rhyne Howard with the top pick.

Here is the order of the 2023 WNBA Draft:

  1. Indiana

2. Minnesota

3. Atlanta

4. Washington* Los Angeles via Atlanta

5. Chicago from Phoenix

6. New York

7. Indiana from Dallas

8. Atlanta from Washington

9. Seattle

10. Connecticut

11. Dallas from Chicago via Indiana

12. Minnesota from Las Vegas

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