Dallas Wings trade Odyssey Sims to the Los Angeles Sparks in exchange for picks in WNBA Draft
We’ve acquired PG Odyssey Sims and the 11th overall pick in the 2017 Draft from Dallas in exchange for the fourth and 23rd overall picks. pic.twitter.com/hoWjdm5jaR
— Los Angeles Sparks (@LASparks) February 17, 2017
In a transaction with the Los Angeles Sparks, the Dallas Wings acquired the fourth overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft, as well as the 23rd overall selection, in exchange for guard Odyssey Sims and the 11th pick.
Sims appeared in 34 games for the Wings last season while averaging 14 points per game and 3.9 assists per contest.
“We have felt strongly we needed to change the dynamic with our roster heading into the 2017 season,” Dallas Wings General Manager Greg Bibb stated. “This deal provides us with the opportunity to add another high pick in what we consider a strong draft class, particularly at the top of the draft board. Odyssey is a talented player whose contributions to the organization are greatly appreciated; however, you must deliver value to receive value in return. After evaluating numerous scenarios, this deal gives us the best opportunity to achieve our goals for the upcoming season, which include a return to the playoffs and the chance to compete for a WNBA Championship.”
The Wings now own the 3rd, 4th, 10th, 23rd and 26th picks in this year’s WNBA Draft, to go along with a core group that includes Skylar Diggins, Karima Christmas, Glory Johnson and Aerial Powers. The 2017 WNBA Draft will take place on April 13.