|2017 WNBA draft|
|Date(s)||April 13, 2017|
|Location||Samsung 837, New York City|
ESPN2 (First Round)|
ESPNU (Second and Third Rounds)
All odds out of 1,000 based on percentages (the 11-12-13-14 combination is ignored).
- San Antonio Stars (44.2%) - Won
- Washington Mystics (10.4%)
- Dallas Wings (22.7%)
- Los Angeles Sparks (via Connecticut Sun) (22.7%)
This is the fourth time that the lottery was won by the team that had the highest odds. The lottery odds were based on combined records from the 2015 and 2016 WNBA seasons. The San Antonio Stars, with the worst two-year record, were guaranteed no worse than the third pick.
On November 29, 2016, WNBA.com posted notable prospects for the draft. The list included: 
- Alaina Coates - South Carolina
- Kelsey Plum - Washington
- Shatori Walker-Kimbrough - Maryland
- Alexis Jones - Baylor
- Nina Davis - Baylor
- Nia Coffey - Northwestern
- Brionna Jones - Maryland
On April 6, 2017, the WNBA released the names of the players who would be invited to be in attendance at the draft through their @WNBA Twitter account: 
- Brionna Jones, Maryland
- Alexis Jones, Baylor
- Allisha Gray, South Carolina
- Kaela Davis, South Carolina
- Nia Coffey, Northwestern
- Alaina Coates, South Carolina
- Erica McCall, Stanford
- Kelsey Plum, Washington
- Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Maryland
- Sydney Wiese, Oregon State
- The Mystics traded this pick to Chicago in exchange for Elena Delle Donne. Chicago also received Stefanie Dolson and Kahleah Copper. 
- The Wings received this pick and the 23rd pick from the Los Angeles Sparks in exchange for Odyssey Sims and the 11th pick. The Sparks originally received this pick, Chelsea Gray, and two picks in the 2016 WNBA Draft from the Connecticut Sun in exchange for Jonquel Jones and a pick in the 2016 Draft. 
- The Stars received this pick and Isabelle Harrison from the Phoenix Mercury in exchange for Danielle Robinson.. 
- The Mystics received this pick from the Seattle Storm as part of a three-way trade involving the New York Liberty; Washington received the 6th and 18th picks from Seattle, Seattle received Carolyn Swords from New York and the 15th Pick from Washington, New York received Kia Vaughn and Bria Hartley from Washington. 
- The Sun received this pick and Lynetta Kizer from the Indiana Fever as part of a three-way trade involving the Phoenix Mercury; Connecticut received the 8th pick and Lynetta Kizer from Indiana, Indiana received Candice Dupree and the 17th pick from Phoenix, and Phoenix received Camille Little and Jillian Alleyne from Connecticut. 
- The Wings received this pick from the New York Liberty in exchange for Amanda Zahui B. The Liberty also received the Wings' 2nd Round Pick (#14) in the 2017 Draft. 
- The Sparks received this pick from the Wings. See Note B. The Wings originally received this pick, Erin Phillips, and the 5th pick in the 2016 Draft from the Los Angeles Sparks in exchange for Riquna Williams and the 6th pick in the 2016 Draft. 
- The Storm received this pick from Washington. See Note D.
- The Fever received this pick from Phoenix. See Note E.
- The Mystics received this pick from Seattle. See Note D.
- The Dream traded this pick to Indiana in exchange for Layshia Clarendon. Atlanta originally received this pick via a trade with the New York Liberty in exchange for Shoni Schimmel. 
- The Wings received this pick from Los Angeles. See Note B.
- San Antonio Stars Win Top Pick In 2017 WNBA Draft Presented By State Farm - WNBA
- "Former WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne Dealt to Mystics in Blockbuster Trade". wnba.com. WNBA. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
- "LA Sparks Acquire Odyssey Sims in Trade with the Dallas Wings". sparks.wnba.com. WNBA. Retrieved 2017-02-17.
- "Phoenix Mercury Acquire All-Star Danielle Robinson From San Antonio Stars". wnba.com. WNBA. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
- "Vaughn And Hartley to New York, Swords to Seattle in Three-Team Trade". wnba.com. WNBA. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
- "Connecticut, Indiana, Phoenix Complete Three-Team Trade". wnba.com. WNBA. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
- "New York Liberty Acquires Amanda Zahui B. From Dallas Wings". wnba.com. WNBA. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
- "Sparks, Wings Exchange Erin Phillips, Riquna Williams, Draft Picks in Trade". wnba.com. WNBA. Retrieved 2016-03-01.
- "Indiana Trades Layshia Clarendon To Atlanta For 2017 2nd-Round Pick". wnba.com. WNBA. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
- Alaina Coates, Kelsey Plum Still Leading The Pack
- Washington’s Kelsey Plum, Three South Carolina Players Headline Prospects Attending WNBA Draft 2017 Presented By State Farm
- "Hampton to Chicago, Osahor to Minnesota". Swish Appeal. 2017-04-14. Retrieved 2017-04-14.