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Mid-season veteran trade: Swin Cash headed to New York; DeLisha Milton-Jones goes to Atlanta

Published on July 9, 2014

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DeLisha Milton-Jones

Years Pro: 15

2014 Regular Season
PPG 5.9
RPG 2.5
APG 1.1
EFF +5.11

Swin Cash

Years Pro: 12

2014 Regular Season
PPG 1.5
RPG 0.9
APG 0.7
EFF +0.47

Complete stats from the last three games

In a mid-season trade of veterans, the New York Liberty acquired forward Swin Cash in a trade for Atlanta Dream forward DeLisha Milton-Jones.

“We have been able to identify our style of play for now and in the future, and Swin fits that style,” said Liberty head coach and general manager Bill Laimbeer. “DeLisha has been a solid player for us, and we think this is a move that benefits both teams.”

Cash, a three-time WNBA Champion (2003, 2006, 2010) and four-time All-Star (2003, 2005, 2009, 2011), was the second overall pick of the Detroit Shock in 2002 after a college career with the University of Connecticut. She reunites with Laimbeer who she was with for six seasons and won two WNBA Championships as a member of the Shock. The 13-year veteran in her first season with Atlanta, played in 17 games for the Dream including one start, averaging 1.5 points and 0.9 rebounds per contest.

“We are excited to add DeLisha to our roster as we continue to seek a WNBA Championship,” said Atlanta Dream President and General Manager Angela Taylor. “DeLisha is very familiar with Coach Cooper’s system, fits our offensive and defensive philosophies, and brings a championship pedigree to our locker room. We thank Swin for the positive impact she has made on our team and in the Atlanta community.”

Milton-Jones, a 16-year veteran and two-time WNBA All-Star (2000, 2007), is one of five players in WNBA history with more than 5,000 career points and 2,500 career rebounds. She appeared in 18 games this season with New York including a pair of starts, averaging 5.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. She has scored in double figures three times this season, including a 10-point effort in a game against the Dream June 20 in Philips Arena.

She was drafted fourth overall out of Florida by Los Angeles in the 1999 WNBA Draft, and played the first six seasons of her career with the Sparks, who were coached from 2000-04 by Cooper. Los Angeles amassed a record of 119-31 from 2000-04, winning two WNBA titles. Cooper and Milton-Jones teamed up again in Los Angeles for the 2007 and 2008 seasons, with Milton-Jones starting 64 of 65 games and again averaging double figures both seasons, as the Sparks made two more trips to the Western Conference Finals.

DeLisha Milton-Jones’ Last Three Games
DATE OPPONENT MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Jul 09 vs. SAN (L) 4 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jul 06 vs. MIN (W) 10 2-5 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 2 1 0 2 1 4
Jul 01 vs. TUL (W) 10 2-6 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4

 

Swin Cash’s Last Three Games
DATE OPPONENT MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Jul 08 vs. CON (W) 15 1-4 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 3
Jul 05 vs. WAS (W) 9 1-3 0-0 0-4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2
Jul 01 vs. IND (L) 4 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

 


 

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