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Liberty Strengthen Back Court Bench With The Addition Of Tanisha Wright

Liberty traded its second round pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft to the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for Wright.

A day after the WNBA draft, the New York Liberty are still making moves to shape up their roster. The Liberty has acquired guard Tanisha Wright from the Minnesota Lynx in a trade deal that also includes the Las Vegas Aces and Atlanta Dream.

The Liberty traded its second round pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft to the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for  Wright. In addition, New York traded guard Sugar Rogers to Las Vegas for the Aces’ second round pick in the 2020 draft.

“We want to thank Sugar for her dedication to the Liberty franchise over the years,” said Liberty General Manager Jonathan Kolb. “She gave her all night in and night out and we wish her nothing but success in Las Vegas.

“We could not be more thrilled to welcome Tanisha Wright back to the Liberty family,” Kolb added. “Tanisha is a consummate professional and is the type of culture builder we look for.”

Last season, Wright averaged 4.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 38.3 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from long distance. The veteran guard is entering her 15th season as one of 10 players in WNBA history with at least 3,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 1,200 assists.

Wright’s addition should help strengthen the bench after losing Shavonte Zellous to Seattle. Wright could be a mentor to newly drafted Asia Durr. The trade is questionable, as the Liberty really didn’t need another guard.

The 2019 New York Liberty regular season tips off on Friday, May 24, when the team hosts the Indiana Fever at Westchester County Center.

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Jason Cordner
Jason is the Entertainment Editor as well as New York Liberty Beat Writer, Rutgers Football Beat Writer, and co-host of The Box Out, a basketball podcast for
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