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Anonymous WNBA GM: 'I would trade my whole team' for Clark

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After taking the college basketball world by storm this year, Iowa star Caitlin Clark will begin the next chapter of her career Monday night when her name is called during the 2024 WNBA Draft.

One WNBA general manager, who spoke anonymously to The Athletic's Ben Pickman and Mike Vorkunov, stated that they'd be willing to trade away their entire roster in exchange for Clark due to both her star power and talent on the court.

"I would trade my whole team for her," the general manager said. "Partly because our owner would do it to sell tickets. But on top of that, that's such a great piece to start to build around. She's (like Diana) Taurasi coming out, and look what Taurasi's done."

Taurasi was drafted No. 1 overall by the Phoenix Mercury in 2004 and has become a three-time WNBA champion, two-time WNBA Finals MVP, 10-time WNBA All-Star, and the league's all-time leading scorer.

Clark, the NCAA's all-time leading scorer, averaged 31.6 points, 8.9 assists, and 7.4 rebounds per game during her senior season at Iowa. She's widely expected to be selected No. 1 overall by the Indiana Fever in Monday's draft.

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