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Wings trade Riquna Williams, 1st round pick to Sparks

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Big time trade between the Los Angeles Sparks and Dallas Wings was announced today. The Sparks now have guard Riquna Williams and now the sixth pick of this years draft. For the Wings, they have acquired Erin Phillips, will pick fifth in the draft this spring, and the 2017 first round selection.

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The LA Sparks announced today; they now have guard Riquna Williams plus the sixth pick of the 2016 Draft. The trade occurred between them and The Dallas Wings. For the Wings, they get Erin Phillips, the fifth pick in this year's WNBA Draft, also the 2017 first round selection.

Williams is a guard who on her career, has averaged 13.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals during the 100 games she played for the then, Tulsa Shock. She is a four-year veteran player, who will bring added depth to the backcourt for the Los Angeles Sparks, another scoring option as well as a tough defender. Last season Williams ranked sixth in the league for scoring leaders with 15.6 points per game.

Due to her play, she was a replacement player for the Western Conference roster for the WNBA All-Star game in 2015.

Williams will definitely be a scoring threat for the Sparks. Back in September of 2013, she set the league's single-game scoring record with 51 points against San Antonio. That game was a career night for her also in field goals made, where she had 17, field goals attempted with 28, eight three-point goals made on 14 attempted three-pointers, and minutes played logging 35 minutes.

In her rookie year back in 2012, she was named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team to go along with being ranked third in assist and steals, plus fourth in scoring among other rookies.

As for Erin Phillips, she is an eight-year veteran who appeared in 12 games last season for the Sparks starting in all of them. She averaged 6.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, and a career-best 3.1 assists in those games. Phillips has played in Connecticut, Indiana, Phoenix and Los Angeles.