One of many largest stars in ladies’s basketball will not be calling Chicago residence, as 2015 WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne was reportedly traded to the Washington Mystics on Monday night time.
The commerce was first reported by the New York Occasions and later confirmed by Chicago Sky proprietor Michael Alter.
In trade for Delle Donne, the Sky will obtain middle Stefanie Dolson, 2016 first spherical decide Kahleah Copper, and the second general decide on this yr’s WNBA Draft.
Delle Donne, who was scheduled to grow to be a restricted free agent this week, averaged 21.5 factors and 7 rebounds per recreation in the course of the 2016 season with the Sky, however a late season damage stored her out of playoff motion and helped hasten the Sky’s exit from the postseason.
Earlier this offseason the star ahead requested a commerce away from the Sky, who nonetheless held her rights regardless of having the specter of restricted free company looming this month. Delle Donne additionally stated that if the Sky matched a suggestion sheet given to her by one other workforce that she can be prepared to take a seat out all the 2017 season slightly than play for the group, and that declaration hastened her exit from the Windy Metropolis.
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