The WNBA is in the spotlight Thursday evening with its annual player selection draft. The 2021 WNBA Draft gets underway at 7 p.m. ET and will air on ESPN. Ryan Ruocco will host studio coverage and be joined by analysts Rebecca Lobo and LaChina Robinson as well as reporter Holly Rowe.
If you aren’t around a TV to check out the festivities, you can stream the 2021 WNBA draft via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the draft.
The draft will be conducted virtually with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert announcing the picks from ESPN’s New York Seaport District Studios.
Dallas is in the driver’s seat to open the draft, holding the first two picks and four total in the first round. Their own pick is No. 2, and they acquired the No. 1 pick in a trade with Seattle who had originally acquired the pick from New York. They also hold the No. 5 pick from Washington via New York and the No. 7 pick from Chicago.
Texas forward Charli Collier is looking like the consensus to go first in the draft, but it’s pretty wide open after that. In their last mock draft, Swish Appeal had Awak Kuier going second to Dallas, Rennia Davis third to Atlanta, Arella Guirantes fourth to Indiana, and Aari McDonald fifth to Dallas.
Here’s your first round draft order:
1. Dallas from New York
5. Dallas from Washington (via New York)
6. New York from Connecticut (via Phoenix)
7. Dallas from Chicago
8. Chicago from Phoenix (via Dallas)
10. Los Angeles
12. Las Vegas