Indiana Fever center Teaira McCowan (15) falls onto Atlanta Dream center Elizabeth Williams (1) as they fight for a rebound during the second half of WNBA basketball game at State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Atlanta Dream won 88-78 over the Indiana Fever. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Dream have chance at No. 1 pick in WNBA draft lottery

The Dream will be one of four teams vying for the No. 1 overall pick in next week’s WNBA draft lottery.

The lottery will be held Tuesday in Secaucus, N.J. It will be  televised by ESPN2 at halftime of Game 1 of the semifinal series between Connecticut and a to-be-determined opponent that tips off at 6:30 p.m. Atlanta, New York, Indiana and Dallas will participate. The winner will get the top pick in the 2020 draft to be held in April.

Lottery odds are based on the cumulative records of the two most recent regular seasons (2018 and 2019). With a cumulative record of 17-51, the Liberty will have the most chances to land the top pick (442 out of 1,000) and is guaranteed at least the third pick. Indiana posted a combined record of 19-49 and will have 276 chances out of 1,000 to win the top pick. Dallas, which registered a two-year record of 25-43, has the third-most chances (178). Atlanta has 104 chances by virtue of its 31-37 record over the past two regular seasons. 

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