How To Watch The WNBA Draft 2024: Here's What To Know

How To Watch The WNBA Draft 2024: Here's What To Know

The 2024 WNBA Draft will begin on April 15 with the Indiana Fever taking the first overall pick of the draft. Here's how to watch.

Apr 11, 2024 by Deondre Hayes

The 2024 WNBA Draft begins on April 15 at 7:30 p.m. EST with the Indiana Fever expected to draft Caitlin Clark with the No.1 overall pick. The Indiana Fever also had the No.1 overall pick in 2023 where they selected Aliyah Boston of South Carolina. 

For the first time since the 2014-2016 WNBA Draft at Mohegan Sun Arena, fans will be able to attend in person for what's being considered the most anticipated WNBA Draft in years. This year's 2024 WNBA Draft will be held at the  Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York. 

Here's how to watch the 2024 WNBA Draft and everything you need to know. 

How to Watch the 2024 WNBA Draft?

The 2024 WNBA will be broadcast on ESPN and streaming is available via ESPN+. The draft will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST on April 15. 

When Is The WNBA Draft 2024?

The WNBA Draft is scheduled for  7:30 p.m. EST on April 15 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York.  

This marks the first time the WNBA Draft will be a seated event with fans in attendance since the 2014-2016 draft held at Mohegan Sun Arena. 

Who Has The First Pick In The WNBA Draft?

For the second consecutive year, the Indiana Fever have the first overall pick in the WNBA Draft. 

How Many Rounds Are In The WNBA Draft?

The WNBA Draft consists of three rounds, with each round consisting of twelve picks. All three rounds will take place on April 15. 

WNBA Draft Projections

Caitlin Clark is expected to go No.1 to the Indiana Fever. Click here to see the full first round WNBA projections.  

WNBA Draft Order

Here's the first round draft order.

  1. Indiana Fever
  2. Los Angeles Sparks
  3. Chicago Sky (from Phoenix Mercury)
  4. Los Angeles Sparks (from Seattle Storm)
  5. Dallas Wings (from Chicago Sky)
  6. Washington Mystics
  7. Minnesota Lynx
  8. Chicago Sky (from Atlanta Dream, via Los Angeles Sparks)
  9. Dallas Wings
  10.  Connecticut Sun
  11. New York Liberty
  12.  Atlanta Dream (from Las Vegas Aces via Los Angeles Sparks)

How Much do WNBA Players Make? 

These are the top-paid WNBA players as of the 2023-24 season. 

  1. Arike Ogunbowale    $234,936    Dallas Wings
  2. Diana Taurasi    $234,936    Phoenix Mercury
  3. Jewell Loyd    $234,936    Seattle Storm
  4.  Elena Delle Donne    $234,350    Washington Mystics
  5. DeWanna Bonner    $234,350    Connecticut Sun
  6. Skylar Diggins-Smith    $234,350    Phoenix Mercury
  7. Natasha Howard    $227,900    Dallas Wings
  8. Cheyenne Parker    $216,100    Atlanta Dream
  9. Alyssa Thomas    $212,000    Connecticut Sun
  10. Jonquel Jones    $211,150    New York Liberty
  11. Brionna Jones    $208,000    Connecticut Sun
  12. Kelsey Mitchell    $206,000    Indiana Fever
  13. Kahleah Copper    $205,000    Chicago Sky
  14. A'ja Wilson    $202,155    Las Vegas Aces
  15.  Napheesa Collier    $202,154    Minnesota Lynx

Caitlin Clark WNBA Salary 

Rookie contracts in the WNBA are capped at four years and $338,056 with a team option in the final year. It should also be mentioned that the top four picks in the WNBA Draft earn the same amount, regardless of order. 

    Round    Picks    Years    Total value

  • 1    1-4    4    $338,056
  • 1    5-8    4    $324,383
  • 1    9-12    4    $310,718
  • 2    13-24    4    $297,045
  • 3    25-36    4    $276,830

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