4. Atlanta Dream select Chennedy Carter
Quickly, a look at the assist percentage leaders currently returning to Atlanta: Tiffany Hayes leads the way at 21.9. Courtney Williams is incoming, at 23.2%. Neither one is, or should be, the starting point guard, the primary ball distributor. Renee Montgomery has those skills, but looks best-suited to serve as a perimeter floor spacer for the Dream. All of which reinforces: the Atlanta Dream could use another alternative to Hayes and Williams to take shots late, but they also need a floor general. Carter is a rookie, and that typically comes with some shyness/reticence… but that’s just not in her makeup, and never has been. For the Dream, Carter has to be the pick here. The words “generational talent” keep coming up in conversations about Carter. This was only reinforced by coach Nicki Collen’s media avail on Monday, when she spoke at length about how she sees Carter and Williams as a fit in a backcourt. Says here she’s right.