The Minnesota Lynx get the No. 8 pick in the 2024 draft and the right to trade first-round picks in 2026.

The Lynx also acquire striker Sika Koné

Minneapolis/St. pee –The Minnesota Lynx announced today that the team has acquired the No. 8 pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft on Monday, and the right to trade a first-round pick in the 2026 WNBA Draft, a second-round pick in the 2025 WNBA Draft and forward Sika Kone from the Chicago Sky in exchange for Minnesota's No. 7 pick in Monday's draft and the rights to forward Nikolina Milic.

“This trade is in the WNBA draft continuous our to focus On building the foundation “For continued success,” said head coach and president of basketball operations Cheryl Reeve.

Kone (KOH-nay), a 6'3″ 21-year-old from Mali, was selected in the third round (29th overall) of the 2022 WNBA Draft by New York. She was granted to Chicago on waivers on May 18, 2023 and saw action in 20 games as a rookie with the Sky, tallying 3.6 points on 53.2% shooting and 3.0 rebounds in 9.2 minutes per game. She currently plays for Spanish club Perfumerías Avenida, where she has scored 11.2 points on 60.8% shooting and 7.2 rebounds in 21.5 minutes per game over 31 La Liga games. In 16 EuroLeague games, Cooney averaged 12.2 points on 54.9% shooting and 7.1 rebounds in 20.6 minutes per game.

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