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Matee Ajavon dealt to Atlanta in a three way trade; Lawson to Washington

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Atlanta, Washington and Connecticut shuffle players in a three-way trade sure to turn heads.

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Today, the Altanta Dream acquired Washington Mystics guard Matee Ajavon in a three way trade that also sent Kara Lawson from Connecticut to Washington.

The trade, in full:

Atlanta

  • Acquires Matee Ajavon from Washington
  • Acquires Washington's second round draft pick in the 2014 Draft (#18 pick)

Connecticut

  • Acquires Alex Bentley from Atlanta

Washington

  • Acquires Kara Lawson from Connecticut
  • Acquires Atlanta's third round draft pick in the 2014 Draft (#32 pick)

From the Dream's press release:

"We are thrilled to welcome an experienced and dynamic guard in Matee Ajavon to the Dream as we continue to build this franchise for a championship run," said Dream Executive Vice President and General Manager Angela Taylor. "Matee brings a defensive intensity, explosive playmaking skills in the open-court, and light-hearted and positive energy that complement our existing core. We thank Alex for all that she contributed to the Atlanta Dream organization and community. We wish her the best."

"We are thrilled to welcome an experienced and dynamic guard in Matee Ajavon to the Dream as we continue to build this franchise for a championship run," said Dream Executive Vice President and General Manager Angela Taylor. "Matee brings a defensive intensity, explosive playmaking skills in the open-court, and light-hearted and positive energy that complement our existing core. We thank Alex for all that she contributed to the Atlanta Dream organization and community. We wish her the best." - See more at: http://www.wnba.com/dream/news/dreamacquiresajavon031214.html#sthash.akjcqswx.dpuf
"We are thrilled to welcome an experienced and dynamic guard in Matee Ajavon to the Dream as we continue to build this franchise for a championship run," said Dream Executive Vice President and General Manager Angela Taylor. "Matee brings a defensive intensity, explosive playmaking skills in the open-court, and light-hearted and positive energy that complement our existing core. We thank Alex for all that she contributed to the Atlanta Dream organization and community. We wish her the best."

I'm sure that people will be talking about this trade for quite some time.  Before I write more, I'll have to think about it myself.

UPDATE AT 11:10 PM ET

Here is a link to a press release from Monumental Sports in regards to Lawson.