Dream trade for Milton-Jones in 1-for-1 swap with Liberty
The Atlanta Dream, the current top seed in the WNBA's East Conference, acquired two-time all-star Delisha Milton-Jones from the New York Liberty on Wednesday, a 1-for-1 swap that sent Swin Cash to New York.
New Dream acquisition Delisha Milton-Jones (#8), a two-time WNBA champion with the Los Angeles Sparks (2001 and '02), scored in double figures three times this season with the Liberty.
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ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Dream, the current top seed in the WNBA's East Conference, acquired two-time all-star Delisha Milton-Jones from the New York Liberty on Wednesday, a 1-for-1 swap that sent Swin Cash to New York.
Milton-Jones, a 16-year veteran, won titles with the Los Angeles Sparks in 2001 and '02 -- clubs led by current Dream coach Michael Cooper.
"We are excited to add Delisha to our roster as we continue to seek a WNBA championship," said Dream 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 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 currently ranks fifth in league history in rebounds (2,539) and steals (611), eighth in scoring (5,524) and 13th in blocks (334).
With New York this season, Milton-Jones averaged 5.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per game, while scoring in double figures three times.
Cash played in 17 games for the Dream (13-5), averaging 1.5 points and 0.9 rebounds.