The 2024 WNBA Draft Lottery is ready for Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023, the league introduced in the present day. The Indiana Fever, Los Angeles Sparks, Phoenix Mercury, and Seattle Storm will compete for the No. 1 general draft decide. The winner can have the primary decide within the 2024 WNBA Draft scheduled to happen on Monday, April 15.
ESPN will televise the 30-minute occasion throughout its broadcast of the ultimate two video games of the Basketball Corridor of Fame Ladies’s Showcase tripleheader that includes Utah vs. South Carolina and North Carolina vs. UConn. WNBA Head of League Operations Bethany Donaphin will announce the outcomes.
* On Feb. 11, 2023, Dallas acquired Chicago’s 2024 first-round decide, the proper to swap its personal 2025 first-round decide with Chicago’s 2025 first-round decide, Phoenix’s 2023 first-round decide beforehand acquired by Chicago, and Diamond DeShields from Phoenix in a four-team commerce that additionally noticed Chicago obtain Marina Mabrey from Dallas by way of sign-and-trade and Phoenix’s 2024 second-round decide, whereas Phoenix acquired Michaela Onyenwere from New York and Chicago’s 2024 third-round decide and 2025 second-round decide, and New York acquired the proper to swap its personal 2025 first-round decide with Phoenix’s 2025 first-round decide, and the draft rights to Leonie Fiebich from Chicago together with Chicago’s 2024 second-round decide.
^ On Jan. 21, 2023, Los Angeles acquired Las Vegas’ 2024 first-round decide and Dearica Hamby in alternate for the unique negotiating rights to Amanda Zahui B. and Los Angeles’ 2024 second-round decide.
Notes From the League
- Lottery odds are primarily based on the cumulative data of the 2 most up-to-date common seasons (2022 and 2023). With a cumulative document of 18-58, the Fever can have probably the most probabilities to land the highest decide (442 out of 1,000) and are assured no less than the third decide.
- Phoenix, which posted a mixed document of 24-52 over the previous two seasons, can have 276 probabilities out of 1,000 to win the highest decide. Los Angeles, 30-46 in that very same span, has the third-most probabilities (178). Seattle (33-43) has 104 probabilities.
- Within the drawing, 14 balls numbered 1-14 will likely be positioned in a lottery machine and combined. 4 balls will likely be drawn to find out a four-digit mixture. The group assigned that four-ball mixture will obtain the No. 1 decide. The 4 balls will then be positioned again into the machine and the method will likely be repeated to find out the second decide. The group with the bottom cumulative two-year document whose numerical combos don’t come up within the first two four-ball combos will choose third and the remaining group will choose fourth.
- The order of choice for the rest of the primary spherical in addition to the second and third rounds is set by inverse order of the groups’ respective common season data solely from 2023. A consultant from the league’s unbiased accounting agency Ernst & Younger will likely be in attendance to supervise the Draft Lottery course of.