The Aces will pick first overall in the 2019 WNBA draft. The draft order was determined Tuesday during the WNBA draft lottery.
WNBA salaries top out at $110,000 while EuroLeague salaries start at around $100,000. Star players can earn perhaps hundreds of thousands more.
Aces players officially concluded their seasons Tuesday with exit interviews opposite coach Bill Laimbeer and assistant coaches Vickie Johnson and Kelly Raimon at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Aces center A’ja Wilson was the unanimous choice to win the Associated Press WNBA Rookie of the Year award, the AP announced Tuesday.
As the final seconds of their inaugural season filtered through the hourglass and the clock around Flavor Flav’s neck, it occurred that the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces had lasted longer than the Las Vegas Posse of the Canadian Football League.
Wilson concluded a stellar rookie season with 21 points and seven rebounds against the Dream on Sunday afternoon. She averaged 20.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, and scored in double figures in all 33 games this season to eclipse Candace Parker for the second-most consecutive such games to start a career.
The Aces closed out their first campaign in front of the 5,737 on hand for Fan Appreciation Day at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sunday afternoon.
The Aces (14-19) end their inaugural season at 3 p.m. Sunday against the Atlanta Dream (22-11) at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The Aces have lost six of their past eight games, and in those defeats, they allowed opponents an average of 103 points while watching them shoot 52 percent from the field and 41 percent on 3s.
Liz Cambage scored 43 points as the Dallas Wings clinched the WNBA’s eighth and final playoff berth with a 107-102 victory over the Aces on Friday night in Arlington, Texas.