4. Atlanta Dream select Chennedy Carter, 5’7 G, Texas A&M
There’s not a more divisive player in this draft than Chennedy Carter. Some evaluators will swear that she’ll be the best player in this draft. Others will say, due to questions about how she’d lead a team, that they wouldn’t even have her on their board. But here’s why I don’t think Atlanta can pass her up. The Dream need a dynamic leading scorer. And they need a point guard who can push the pace and find Dream shooters where they are most comfortable to lift that ugly team field goal percentage from 2019. In Carter, a junior who could come out early, they could acquire both at once. Her early dip in three-point percentage, below 20 percent, is a concern, but two other seasons north of 35% suggest this isn’t a meaningful change. The nation’s current leader in usage rate will want to come in and get shots the way Arike Ogunbowale did in Dallas last season. With the Dream, especially if Angel McCoughtry moves on, that’ll happen.