Caitlin Clark's Fever is heading in the right direction, but the Aces remain undisputed after the draft

2024 WNBA Draft 

A drama-free 2024 WNBA Draft is complete, and now it's time to turn our attention to the regular season, which is fast approaching. Training camps will get underway in less than two weeks on April 28, with opening night to follow a few weeks after that on May 14. Before we know it, all  teams will be back in action. 

1. Las Vegas Aces -- Last season: Champion 

Back-to-back champs return with core intact, smart signings, and draft steals. A'ja Wilson leads favorites for historic third title, aiming to match the Houston Comets' legendary four-peat.

2. New York Liberty -- Last season: Runner-up

In their first year, the Liberty's superteam showed promise, though fell short of a championship. Still a formidable force, they're now more top-heavy without Johannes and Dolson. Can a rookie like Marquesha Davis step up? She's their best bet.

3. Seattle Storm -- Last season: Lottery

The Storm had a great offseason, signing Skylar Diggins-Smith and Nneka Ogwumike in free agency and drafting Nika Muhl. Their top-four players are among the league's best. After skipping the lottery last year, the Storm are contenders again 

4. Connecticut Sun -- Last season: Semifinal

In Uncasville, Conn., the Sun had a busy offseason. They re-signed Jones and Bonner, revamped their supporting cast, and drafted Lacan for the future. With Alyssa Thomas leading, they'll be tough to beat. 

5. Phoenix Mercury -- Last season: Lottery

After missing the playoffs in 2023, the Mercury made key additions by signing Kahleah Copper, Natasha Cloud, Rebecca Allen, and re-signing Brittney Griner. While not at the level of the Aces, Liberty, or Storm, they aim to return to the playoffs this year. 

6. Dallas Wings -- Last season: Semifinal

ASabally's shoulder injury is a concern for the Wings after their best season in over a decade. Dallas had a quiet offseason, but rookies Lou Lopez Senechal, Stephanie Soares, and Jacy Sheldon are ready to make their debuts.

7. Atlanta Dream -- Last season: First round

Fresh off their first playoff appearance since 2018, Atlanta bolstered their roster by trading for Jordin Canada, signing Tina Charles (a big free agency surprise), and drafting Nyadiew Puoch. The Dream look even stronger this season in the deep league. 

8. Minnesota Lynx -- Last season: First round

The Lynx added key veterans like Courtney Williams, Alanna Smith, and Natisha Hiedeman to stabilize their team this offseason. Alissa Pili, their No. 8 pick, adds a valuable 3-point threat. Expect them to remain mid-tier this season. 

9. Indiana Fever -- Last season: Lottery

The Fever's addition of Caitlin Clark at No. 1 and Aliyah Boston creates an exciting young duo. With smart veteran acquisitions like Katie Lou Samuelson, they aim to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2016.