WNBA: Sparks will have fifth pick in 2011 draft
The Sparks, who finished the 2010 regular season with a record of 13-21 and were eliminated by the Seattle Storm in the first round of the playoffs, will have the fifth overall pick in the 2011 WNBA draft.
Minnesota (13-21) has the top pick, followed by Tulsa (6-28), Chicago (14-20) and Minnesota again. (The Connecticut Sun (17-17) traded its first-round draft pick to Minnesota in exchange for the rights to Kelsey Griffin.)
San Antonio (14-20) has the sixth pick, followed by Tulsa (the Phoenix Mercury (15-19) traded its pick and forward Nicole Ohlde to Tulsa in exchange for Kara Braxton), Atlanta (19-15), Indiana (21-13), New York (22-12), Washington (22-12) and Seattle (28-6).
-- Melissa Rohlin