WNBA trade: Dallas Wings star Allisha Gray dealt to Atlanta Dream
Wings acquire draft compensation in deal officially announced Saturday
Allisha Gray is headed to Atlanta.
The former WNBA Rookie of the Year was traded by the Dallas Wings to the Dream, ESPN’s M.A. Voepel reported Wednesday. The teams announced the deal Saturday. The deal also includes the No. 3 overall draft pick this year and a 2025 first-round pick going to the Wings.
It's 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡. Allisha Gray is coming to the 🅰️‼️
Olympic gold medalist, 2017 @WNBA Rookie of the Year and NCAA Champion @Graytness_15 has officially joined our roster for the 2023 season! pic.twitter.com/dYXgUsNHbt
— Atlanta Dream (@AtlantaDream) January 21, 2023
Gray averaged a career-best 13.3 points and 4.8 rebounds last season, her sixth with the Wings after they drafted her with the No. 4 pick in 2017. The former South Carolina standout, who won a title with the Gamecocks before landing in the league, helped lead the Wings to the playoffs for a third time last season, though they’ve failed to make it out of the first round since relocating to Dallas from Tulsa.
Gray helped lead the United States to a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics in the inaugural women’s 3x3 competition alongside Kelsey Plum, Stefanie Dolson and Jackie Young.
Gray, a Georgia native, will now move to the Dream, which finished last season 14-22 under new coach Tanisha Wright. They haven't made the playoffs since 2018.
Thank you Dallas! pic.twitter.com/ZbqqiCuB0y
— Allisha Gray (@Graytness_15) January 21, 2023
The Wings, who parted ways with coach Vickie Johnson in September, were involved earlier this week in a three-team trade that saw Connecticut Sun star Jonquel Jones move to the New York Liberty. The Wings received Natasha Howard and Crystal Dangerfield in the deal.
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