From: Las Vegas
Hoping for Natasha Mack.
She'd be a perfect understudy to Big Syl, and a great future "Big 3" compliment to Collier and Dangerfield.
Syl is still all-world, but she's 35, missed almost all of last year with injuries and is a FA after the season.
Swish Appeal (Projects her 6th to NY):
The long-armed Mack (6-foot-11 wingspan) transferred to Oklahoma State after dominating the JuCo circuit for Angelina College. As a Cowgirl, she continued to post enormous lines, averaging 19.8 points, 12.3 rebounds and four blocks per game in her senior season. Mack’s frame and disruptiveness on defense should allow her to play in multiple defensive schemes as a pro. The Liberty ranked 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers last season, and while they’ve already added former Defensive Player of the Year Natasha Howard, drafting Mack would give New York even more defensive playmaking in its frontcourt and ensure the team can play aggressively on defense for a full 40 minutes.
ESPN (Projects her 12th to Vegas):
It's not fair to compare any rookie to Natasha Howard, a key part of Seattle's past two championships who is now with New York. But perhaps Mack has some Howard-like qualities. Mack is a little taller at 6-foot-4, and with her long wingspan, she was the Division I leader in blocked shots (112, 4.0 per game) this season. She averaged 19.8 points and 12.4 rebounds as a senior, and her defensive prowess could make her a good fit with Las Vegas.