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WNBA Draft 2011 News: Mystics Could Trade All-Star Guard Lindsay Harding

The 2011 WNBA Draft is scheduled to take place Monday at 3 p.m., and there is one big name that is rumored to be on the trading block. Lindsay Harding, the all-star guard for the Washington Mystics, has not been able to come to an agreement on a long-term contract extension, and the team is reportedly looking to trade her, according to Kathy Orton of the Washington Post.

Harding's agent, Orlando Castano Jr., has tried putting together trades that would send Harding to Atlanta but so far none have been worked out. One scenario involved a three-team deal among Washington, Atlanta and San Antonio, in which the Mystics would get San Antonio's sixth pick and Michelle Snow. Another deal involved Chicago and Minnesota, in which Washington would get Nicky Anosike and a 2012 first-round pick. Los Angeles is a third option, possibly involving Maryland alum Kristi Toliver and Loree Moore.    

The Mystics already made one big trade over the weekend, acquiring all-star forward Nicky Anosike from the Minnesota Lynx for their 2012 first-round pick. They hold the No. 11 selection in the draft and could move the pick to help facilitate a trade of Harding.

The Lynx have the No. 1 and No. 4 picks in the 2011 WNBA Draft, and are expected to select UConn's Maya Moore with that first pick.