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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Sun get another first rounder

The Connecticut Sun already swung a major deal with Minnesota, giving up All-Star guard Lindsay Whalen in a move which landed them the top overall pick in Thursday's draft.

On Wednesday Connecticut made a lesser deal, shipping former first-round picks Amber Holt and Chante Black to Tulsa for the No. 7 overall pick and a second-round selection in next year's draft.

With the Sun set to pick UConn center Tina Charles and selecting DeMya Walker in a dispersal draft after the Sacramento Monarchs folded, it's unlikely that Black would have made the Sun's 11-person roster.

The move could pave the way for the Sun to take UConn's Kalana Greene, who is expected to be a mid to late first round pick. Greene is far from the only player on the Sun's radar. The Sun could also pounce if one of the players at the top of the board falls to the seventh pick.

"We’re glad to have another pick in this year’s draft," Sun coach Mike Thibault said in a statement. "We have not decided what we are going to do with it. We have three or four options, depending on how the draft falls. We felt like we knew what the core of our team was. We would have had to cut another player when Sandrine comes, and this will help alleviate that situation as well as some salary cap issues. Amber and Chante are going to be good young players in the league, and they will help Tulsa. But we felt like we were heading in a different direction."

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