The Sky is the limit after landing a game-changing rookie in LSU's 6'6" Sylvia Fowles with the second pick. Rookie point guard Quianna Chaney (another Tiger) will also contribute.
Seventh-year vet Tamika Catchings can do it all (she averaged 16.6 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 3.1 steals and 1.0 blocks last season), and Indianapolis native Katie Douglas (17.0 ppg), acquired in a February deal with Connecticut, will give her some needed help.
4. NEW YORK
The Liberty return all five starters from the team that surged to a playoff berth, and it got even stronger by drafting Essence Carson ( Rutgers) and Erlana Larkins ( North Carolina).
Former Duke teammates Alana Beard (18.8 ppg) and Monique Currie (10.5) will lead the Mystics, who added a pair of 6'2" post players by acquiring nine-year vet Taj McWilliams-Franklin and drafting Crystal Langhorne from Maryland.
With Douglas gone to the Fever and fellow All-Star Nykesha Sales out for the season with multiple injuries, guard Lindsay Whalen will lead coach Mike Thibault's run-and-gun offense with a very young cast, but the Sun's forecast is gloomy.
With a roster full of rookies and castoff vets, this expansion team's Dream will have to be deferred for another year. Tamera Young, a 6'2" rookie guard out of James Madison, could be a bright spot in a dreary season.