the price for what it would have taken to move up in the draft to select Lindsay Whalen, without question the most popular female hoopster ever to play in the state. It turned out to be a huge marketing boo boo for the Lynx, as many predicted it would be.
It took six more years, but eventually Lindsay ended up with the Lynx. Better late than never, but I'm sure the Lynx brass wishes they could have a mulligan for their 2004 timidity.
The Sky's situation is obviously a little different, but the league still needs to put fannies in the seats. With all due respect to Elena, a tremendous player, drafting Skylar would have been a marketing coup which only presents itself once in a blue moon.