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Shavonte Zellous signs with New York Liberty

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The New York Liberty have just signed free agent Shavonte Zellous, the team just announced.

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Liberty have made the first splash of the free agent season, as they have signed free agent Shavonte Zellous from the Indiana Fever, the team announces.

This a huge signing, as Zellous has been a constant producer for the Fever over the past few seasons:

"Coming off a season in which we posted the best regular season record in the WNBA and were the league's top defensive team, our focus during free agency is to target individuals who embrace our culture and believe in the New York Liberty," said Liberty President Isiah Thomas. "Shavonte Zellous is a versatile wing player who fits our defensive-minded culture. Carolyn Swords returns to the Liberty after having played a critical role in the team's success last year. Both players are outstanding citizens and teammates, and are committed to the positive community efforts that help define our franchise. I enthusiastically welcome them both for our 20th season."

The team also re-signed center Carolyn Swords. Bill Laimbeer strikes again!