WNBA 2022 draft: Draft order, start time, when and how to watch

Kentucky guard Rhyne Howard (Saul Young - USA TODAY NETWORK)

The 2022 WNBA draft takes place tonight in New York City, live and in-person  for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

When is it?

The draft will begin at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

How many rounds are there?

There are three rounds, with each round consisting of 12 picks. In total, there are 36 picks out of what is a large draft pool.

What is the 2022 WNBA draft order?

A few days ago, the Atlanta Dream traded for the No. 1 pick from the Washington Mystics. Yesterday, the Minnesota Lynx made it clear that they’re setting their sights on future drafts, trading away picks No. 8 and 13 to Las Vegas.

“We believe this year’s draft is a good draft, however, with the players that we currently have under contract and the limited roster space remaining, we made the decision to turn our attention to future opportunities,” Minnesota coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve said.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, this is the draft order:

Round 1

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

Round 2

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

Round 3

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