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The Minnesota Lynx today announced the team has acquired the Washington Mystics’ 2012 first-round draft pick in exchange for center Nicky Anosike.
"We’re excited about obtaining a first-round draft choice in the 2012 WNBA Draft," said Lynx Executive Vice President Roger Griffith. "Today’s trade gives us another piece as we continue to build the team into what we expect will be a perennial WNBA Championship contender. We wish Nicky well in Washington."
Anosike, originally selected by the Lynx in the second round (16th overall) of the 2008 WNBA Draft, played in 95 games over three seasons with Minnesota, averaging 10.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
The Lynx will draft first and fourth overall in Monday’s WNBA Draft, to be held at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn. ESPN will provide coverage and analysis of the first round beginning at 2 p.m. CT, in addition to ESPN3.com offering a simulcast. ESPNU and NBA TV will telecast the second and third rounds. The Lynx also own the 13th, 14th and 26th selections.
NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2009 – The Minnesota Lynx won the ninth annual WNBA Draft Lottery and earned the top pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft, the league announced today.
Minnesota had 428 chances out of 1,000 to receive the first overall selection by virtue of owning New York’s combinations (261) in addition to its own (167). The Sacramento Monarchs, who had 420 chances, will have the second pick followed by the Connecticut Sun, Minnesota Lynx and Chicago Sky.
Minnesota had the combinations for the New York Liberty’s pick due to the trade involving Sidney Spencer, Noelle Quinn and Raffaella Masciadri on May 5, 2009.