6. Minnesota Lynx select Bella Alarie, 6’4 F, Princeton
A year after selecting Napheesa Collier sixth, a Bella Alarie pick by Cheryl Reeve at six may continue altering her long-held view that a WNBA team cannot rebuild through the draft, but outside of the lottery. Since arriving at Princeton, Alarie has simply transformed her body and her game — now north of 50 percent from the field, proficient (with room to grow and a free throw percentage that suggests she will) from three, and just an obscenely gifted passer. Note not only the 29.3 assist percentage, but the corresponding 8.7 turnover percentage, even among double-teams and triple-teams all season long. This is a player who can alter the destination of franchises. Imagine Sylvia Fowles running wild alongside Alarie and Collier at the wings, or even more frightening for opponents, that plus Maya Moore as a two-guard.