The Chicago Sky acquired All-Star center Stefanie Dolson, guard Kahleah Copper and the second overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft, in exchange for Elena Delle Donne.
“The acquisition of these two players and the second overall pick in the upcoming draft gives us three outstanding pieces that make our line-up stronger, deeper and better,” said Sky Head Coach and General Manager Amber Stocks. “Our focus is to enhance the championship culture and winning mindset with our talented roster of strong players.”
Dolson will enter her fourth season in the league after averaging 9.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 2016. She was drafted sixth overall by the Washington Mystics in the 2014 WNBA Draft.
Copper was drafted as the seventh overall pick out of Rutgers University in the 2016 WNBA Draft. In her rookie season she averaged 6.2 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.
Along with the addition of Dolson and Copper, the Sky will now have the second overall and the ninth overall selections in the upcoming WNBA Draft, which takes place in April.
Delle Donne was selected by the Sky second overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft from the University of Delaware. She played in 105 games with the Sky and averaged 20.5 points and 6.6 rebounds.
“We appreciate the contributions Elena has made to the Chicago community and the Sky organization over the past four seasons. We wish her the best in life as she continues her career,” said Sky Head Coach & General Manger Amber Stocks.
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