Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sun likely to pass on pick in dispersal draft

The Connecticut Sun are likely to pass on their pick in today's WNBA dispersal draft of the Houston Comets, coach Mike Thibault said Sunday night.

The Sun own the 10th pick in the draft, slated to start at 1 p.m., but don't expect any players of real value to fall to them. Thibault said the team had explored trade options with teams near the top of the draft, but "there's nothing that fits on either side or that we can agree on," he added.

"We'll probably pass," Thibault said, adding the first four or five teams are likely to select players who are of real interest.

Players eligible to be drafted from Houston, which folded last week, include Matee Ajavon, Tamecka Dixon, Sancho Lyttle, Lucienne Berthieu, Renae Camino, Roneeka Hodges, Sequoia Holmes, Shannon Johnson, Polina Tzekova, Erica White and Mistie Williams.

Thibault said the team's focus this past week has been preparing for Dec. 15, the first day teams are allowed to talk to free agents. This year's class includes several big names, including Tina Thompson, Penny Taylor and former MVP, Lauren Jackson. Players are allowed to sign contracts beginning Jan. 5.

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