Cheryl Reeve On Sixth Pick: “We Know We’re Going To Get A Good Player”

The Lynx have the No. 6 pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft.

It’s their highest pick since the 2012 season.

Who could they take? Mock drafts suggest someone like Notre Dame’s Jackie Young, Stanford’s Alanna Smith or Connecticut’s Napheesa Collier.

During our draft research for the Lynx Draft Central site, we realized that there are a wide array of talented players in this draft who could go from the early first round to the late second round.

Lynx General Manager and Head Coach Cheryl Reeve said that there might not be a franchise-type player in this draft, but there’s certainly plenty of talent to feel optimistic if you’re a Lynx fan.

“I think the franchise player tag is probably too lofty for this draft, in that there’s not a generational player, there’s not the Breanna Stewart type of player who’s just going to change your franchise,” Reeve said. “It’s more of very good players, I would say. So no the elite level, but maybe a notch down. I think this draft particularly is full of players that we think will be good players at the minimum in the WNBA.”

The Lynx could find themselves in the middle of the madness. Don’t be surprised to see plenty of trades, or rumor of trades, with so many impact players in the draft. At six, the Lynx might have the perfect spot to move up if they want (they also have three second-round picks), trade back or stay put.

Either way, they’ll be getting an impact player.

“To pick sixth, it just gives you a better shot at getting one of the better players of the bunch and that’s kind of the mindset we have,” Reeve said. “We know we’re going to get a good player. It’s just a matter of which direction we go or positionally to suit our team. But we know we’re going to get a good player.”

You can read more about the WNBA Draft on our Draft Central page. The 2019 WNBA Draft is on Wednesday, April 10.