The Indiana Fever announced that Tamika Catchings, Shavonte Zellous, and Briann January re-signed with the team. Fever President and GM Kelly Krauskopf had this to say on the signings:
Re-signing our own free agents was a top priority for me this offseason. I wanted to keep our nucleus of players intact from the championship team.
Tamika has been the cornerstone of the franchise. I would like for her to finish her career – whenever that may be – in a Fever uniform. Re-signing Tamika was obviously a high priority, along with Bri and Shavonte who were so vital to winning the championship last year.
This move ensures that most of the 2012 WNBA championship team's nucleus stays intact for 2013 as the Fever defends its title. These signings should not come as a surprise to anyone.
Thanks to Shannon Cotterell (Twitter @SGC72) for the note!