7. Los Angeles Sparks: Katie Lou Samuelson, 6’3 G/F, Connecticut
This pick makes sense at seven whether the Sparks keep it or trade it in a deal for Liz Cambage, with the expected offer for Cambage to include the seven slot. If it goes to Dallas, it means Greg Bibb gets to build around Brown and Samuelson, while adding them to a talent base including Azura Stevens, Kayla Thornton and when she returns, Skylar Diggins-Smith. If the Sparks keep it, not only would we see the power of Samuelson Squared, it gives Derek Fisher an elite perimeter shooter to pair with Chelsea Gray to help space the floor for Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike, a terrible outcome for defenses that overcommit on either of the two established bigs (is Parker a big if she can do everything? Unclear), and a mismatch in her own right when she goes to the basket, 6’3 and long. She’s a great secondary facilitator, too. Samuelson has every tool necessary to succeed in the WNBA.