Dream land four-time All-Star Cash in trade with Sky
MAY 07, 2014 3:46p ET
The Dream have bolstered their lineup with the addition of four-time All-Star Swin Cash.
Atlanta acquired the forward from the Sky in a trade that sends guard Courtney Clements to Chicago, along with a second-round draft pick in 2015. The Dream also received the Sky's 2015 third-round selection.
"We are thrilled to add an outstanding player like Swin to our roster," said Dream Executive Vice President and General Manager Angela Taylor. "Her accomplishments in basketball speak for themselves. She has consistently been an exceptional all-around player who can beat you several different ways. She also has a championship pedigree, having won titles as a collegian, as a professional and as a member of USA Basketball. She will be a tremendous asset to our team and gives us another piece to the puzzle as we continue to strive for a WNBA Championship."
Cash, entering her 13th WNBA season, is one of two players in league history with at least 4,500 points, 2,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists. She also ranks 15th all time in scoring (4,708), 11th in rebounding (2,274), 16th in assists (1,010) and 19th in blocks (236).
A two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time WNBA champion, Cash spent six seasons with the Shock, who took her with the No. 2 pick in 2002 out of UConn, before being traded to the Storm in '08. She was with the Sky the past two years, including last year when Cash averaged 9.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists while starting all 34 games for a fourth straight year.
Cash owns career averages of 12.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists.
She joins a Dream squad that has won each of the past three Eastern Conference titles and is beginning its first season under head coach Michael Cooper.