Jonquel Jones is reportedly headed to New York.
The four-time WNBA All-Star and 2021 WNBA MVP was traded from the Connecticut Sun to the New York Liberty in a three-team commerce with the Dallas Wings, based on multiple reports. The Solar will reportedly get again the No. 6 draft choose from the Liberty and Rebecca Allen, based on Howard Megdal. The Wings, in the meantime, despatched Tyasha Harris to the Solar and Kayla Thorton to the Liberty and can obtain Natasha Howard and Crystal Dangerfield from New York.
In the meantime, ESPN’s Alexa Philippou reviews that the Sun intend to issue Brionna Jones a core designation that might maintain her in Connecticut on a one-year, supermax deal. The designation would take Brionna — a two-time All-Star — off the free-agent market.
Jonquel Jones is the centerpiece of Sunday’s commerce, and she or he reportedly requested to be traded to the Liberty. She helped lead the Solar to the postseason in 5 of the previous six seasons, together with two appearances within the WNBA Finals in 2019 and 2022 (she sat out of the 2020 season attributable to issues over the COVID-19 pandemic). The Solar misplaced to the Las Vegas Aces, 3-1, within the 2022 WNBA Finals.
Jones was the sixth general draft choose by the Solar in 2016 and averaged 13.6 factors and eight.3 rebounds per recreation throughout her six years in Connecticut. She additionally averaged 16.1 and 9.4 rebounds per playoff recreation. Amongst her All-Star and MVP accolades, Jones additionally gained WNBA Most Improved Participant in 2017 and Sixth Lady of the Yr in 2018.