June 04, 2007

Doing it the Harding Way

The WNBA draft is very similar to the NBA draft in that the No. 1 overall pick usually goes to one of the worst teams in the league so they can be apart of the rebuilding process.

But the team that had the No. 1 pick in this past year's WNBA draft was the Phoenix Mercury, a team that currently sits in third place in the Western Conference.

The Mercury selected Duke's Lindsey Harding with their pick, but didn't need a point guard and ultimately traded her to the Minnesota Lynx--a team that, at 0-7 so far this season, needed a No. 1 pick on its roster.

Although it hasn't translated into wins for the Lynx, Harding has been every bit the top choice they hoped they were getting when they dealt for her shortly after her name was called.

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