Apr 15, 2024 - Sports

LSU star Angel Reese could be coming to Chicago

Angel Reese in purple LSU uniform

Angel Reese should be available as the Sky look to rebuild. Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The WNBA draft takes place Monday night in Brooklyn, and the Sky have multiple opportunities to cash in on the increased interest in women's basketball.

The big picture: The Sky are picking third and seventh as they rebuild their roster, only three years removed from winning a championship.

The latest: The Sky made a last-minute trade with the Minnesota Lynx this weekend to move up one spot from No. 8 to No. 7.

Context: Since winning the WNBA title in 2021, they have replaced their entire coaching staff and roster.

  • That includes star Kahleah Copper, who was traded this offseason to Phoenix.

The intrigue: While Caitlin Clark will not be available when the Sky are on the clock, her rival, LSU standout and SEC Player of the Year Angel Reese, very well could be.

By the numbers: Reese is known for her trash-talking persona but should be known for her on-court dominance, averaging over 18 points and 13 rebounds per game last season at LSU.

Reality check: The Sky are rebuilding at almost every position, so they need more than just Angel Reese. South Carolina star and reigning NCAA champ Kamilla Cardoso is also on the team's radar.

The bottom line: The Sky could capitalize on this year's college interest and draft well-known rookies to forge a path back to the WNBA championship.

  • A fun divisional rivalry with Caitlin Clark wouldn't hurt, either.
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