11. Atlanta Dream: Sophie Cunningham, 6’1 G/F, Missouri
I think there’s just too much here for Atlanta to pass on Sophie Cunningham. Reeve agrees that she won’t fall much beyond this, saying Tuesday she doesn’t expect Cunningham to be available when Minnesota picks at 16. She’s capable of playing anywhere 1-3, guarding mostly wings, facilitating offense as necessary, hitting threes and providing max effort every single moment. Atlanta has the surrounding talent to mix her in and weather her defensive limitations, while allowing Cunningham to bring her offensive skills to bear upon an offense that finished eleventh in true shooting percentage in 2018. Atlanta did not, in my opinion, overachieve in 2018, which means thinking about title runs should be part of the Dream equation. Cunningham, as rookies go, looks like one who can enter the rotation for such a team. Learning when not to foul will be her biggest lesson in year one at the next level, but Cunningham’s basketball IQ makes that evolution a safe bet.