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For the Seattle Storm, this might seem like a lot to give up for the #2 pick in a draft with a lot of question marks surrounding its top prospects. But after the disappointing loss to the Phoenix Mercury in the first round of the playoffs, it was clear that the championship window for the current roster had closed: Lauren Jackson will be out for half of this season and the team isn’t getting any younger after that.
So there might be two questions for the Storm: 1) Which prospect has caught their eye in the 2012 draft? 2) Who are their free agent targets with the newfound cap room?
For the Chicago Sky, playoffs or bust.