Dallas Wings acquire Washington guard Tayler Hill in exchange for forward Aerial Powers
The first transaction announced on the WNBA’s trade deadline day included the Washington Mystics and the Dallas Wings. The Mystics traded guard Tayler Hill along with the team’s 2019 second round pick in exchange for forward Aerial Powers. In addition, Dallas will have the option to switch 2019 first round picks based on Washington’s record.
The Mystics selected Hill as the fourth overall pick in the 2013 WNBA draft. She had her best season in 2016 when she averaged 15.4 points per game. This season she is averaging 3.0 points per game over 13 contests.
“Tayler is an exceptional perimeter player,” Wings head coach Fred Williams said. “She has great outside skills, can shoot the three, penetrate the paint, and also be a good floor general. She is a great addition to our club that will give us balanced scoring inside and out.”
The Wings selected Powers as the fifth overall pick in the 2016 draft. This season she is averaging 6.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.
“We had an overload at the guard position as Ariel Atkins has proven herself as a starter on this team,” Washington head coach Mike Thibault said. “We had an opportunity to add a bigger wing player in Aerial Powers, who is versatile enough to play positions two through four. With Tayler Hill’s minutes decreasing, we thought it best to give her the opportunity to find more playing time elsewhere.”
Washington will play against the Connecticut Sun tomorrow night. The Wings return to action following the All-star break when they host the Chicago Sky on July 31.
Washington here I come!!!??
Thank you to all the wings fans that stuck with me from day one but it's time for a new chapter in my life. I'm so excited for a opportunity to play with the @washmystics and the amazing talent they have on their team. See you soon D.C. ?? pic.twitter.com/UFR6Bznmm4
— LIQUID | Powerzsurge (@aerial_powers23) July 23, 2018