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Chicago Sky signs free agent forward Jessica Breland to a contract

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The Chicago Sky announced that forward Jessica Breland was signed to a contract. She played for the Indiana Fever in 2013.

Sky Head Coach and GM Pokey Chatman made a good free agent signing today by picking up Jessica Breland today.
Sky Head Coach and GM Pokey Chatman made a good free agent signing today by picking up Jessica Breland today.
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Jessica Breland was a free agent post player in the 2013-2014 offseason and has signed a deal with the Chicago Sky where she will bolster the team's low post rotation.

In 2013, she averaged 5.3 points and 4 rebounds a game for the Indiana Fever in 30 games. She also averaged a block per game despite not even averaging 15 minutes a game. which is pretty significant. Along with Elena Delle Donne and Sylvia Fowles, who collectively averaged over four blocks a game last season, this will make the Sky an intimidating team to play against in the low post, and you can expect even more shots to be altered on the court.

Breland is also an example of a player who was not a first round pick in the Draft, but is still carving herself a role by playing on the right teams. She was the 13th pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft where she was selected by the Minnesota Lynx, but was traded to the New York Liberty on the day she was drafted. She ultimately played spot minutes for the New York Liberty and the Connecticut Sun. In 2012, she was in the Washington Mystics' training camp roster, but was cut before the season started and didn't play for a team. Then for 2013, she signed a deal with the Fever and got a chance to show what she can do with sufficient minutes on the court.

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