The 2024 WNBA will be the most anticipated event in the history of the entire WNBA.
Big-name college stars like Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese, Cameron Brink, and more will find out where they will start their professional careers. 

Caitlin Clark will undoubtedly go number one overall to the Indiana Fever, and the following three picks are largely expected to be some form of Cameron Brink, Rickea Jackson, and Kamilla Cardoso. 

However, after that, the unknowns of the draft begin with pick five. What team has the fifth pick, you ask? That would be the Dallas Wings.

If the Wings want to select the overall best player remaining, it will likely be Uconn’s Aaliyah Edwards.

Edwards averaged 17.6 points last season while leading the Huskies to the Elite 8. The 6 ‘ 3’ Canadian Native is a forward, so how she will fit in with the Wings is not super clear due to the crowding of forwards on the Wings roster. 

If Dallas chooses the best fit, it would likely pick a defensive-minded guard such as Jacy Sheldon from Ohio State. 

Sheldon is considered to be one of the top defensive guards in this year’s draft class, but she also averaged 17.8 points and 3.8 assists last season with the Buckeyes.

The Wings also hold the number nine overall pick in the first round. There is really no telling exactly who Dallas would select with this pick or if they will even keep it. 

Due to the Wings’ tight roster and salary cap, there may not be a world in which they select two players and actually have the space for them. If Dallas does decide to pick with the 9th pick in the draft, some names to throw out there would be Isobel Borlase, a guard from Australia, or Alissa Pili, a 6 ‘2 forward from Utah.

To me, the ideal draft would be selecting Jacey Sheldon with the number five pick and then trading the ninth pick for future compensation. 

Since they entered the league in 2016, the Wings have been a huge player in the WNBA draft

Despite the 2024 draft being the most anticipated event in the history of the league, the Dallas Wings will once again be at the forefront. 

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