The Seattle Storm signed free agent center Tina Charles to a rest-of-season contract

Three days after leaving the Phoenix Mercury midseason, veteran center Tina Charles signed a rest-of-season contract with the Phoenix Mercury.

We are excited to add one of the premier players in our league to our roster,” Storm head coach Noelle Quinn said. “Tina is a prolific scorer who brings veteran experience and adds depth to our front court. We look forward to seeing the immediate impact she can make for our team.”

The former league MVP and nine-time All-Star agreed to a “contract divorce” with the Mercury after informing the team that she no longer wished to play for the franchise Saturday morning.

Charles, a three-time gold medalist, joins several Olympic teammates from the 2020 Tokyo Games team: Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart, and Jewell Loyd.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft, Charles will wear No. 31 for the Storm when Seattle hosts the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday, June 29.

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