Beard: Keeping your traction [laughs].
SI: You'll almost certainly be one of the top three picks in next year's WNBA draft. How closely will you be watching the draft lottery on Dec. 3?
Beard: Not very closely, I guess, because I didn't even know it was coming up until you told me. I don't care where I play. I'm just glad we can play in the States.
SI: If you could switch places with one athlete for a single day, who would you choose?
Beard: Keyshawn Johnson. I want to figure out what's going on there. How does it feel to be an All-Pro player and not playing at this critical time in the season? That's who I'd choose, but mostly because I'm real nosy.