The U.S. women were far from perfect Monday. But with veteran guards Sue Bird and Lindsay Whalen leading the way -- and Odyssey Sims and Skylar Diggins seemingly on deck -- Team USA is edging closer to being ready for the world championship.
Phoenix walked away with the No. 1 pick in Wednesday's WNBA draft lottery. And while it made the Mercury's day, it was the worst-case scenario for Washington, which had the best odds of winning the top pick in the lottery.
Before the most anticipated draft in WNBA history, the Mystics, Shock, Sky and Mercury hope to win the No. 1 pick -- which likely will be Baylor game-changer Brittney Griner -- in Wednesday's draft lottery.