The Atlanta Dream have waived four players: Roneeka Hodges, Jordan Jones, their 2nd round pick Courtney Walker and veteran DeLisha Milton-Jones, sources tell Swish Appeal.
All of these moves were expected, but the one that stood out was the release of Milton-Jones.
Milton-Jones has been with the Dream since 2014 through a trade with the New York Liberty for Swin Cash. She entered the league in 1999 as the fourth overall selection by the Los Angeles Sparks. During her first six years with the Sparks, she helped them to back-to-back WNBA championships in 2001 and 2002.
During her career, she averaged 11.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 28.8 minutes played per game. Outside of playing for the Dream, the Liberty, and Sparks (played for the franchise in two separate stints 1999-2004 and 2008-2012), Milton-Jones has also played in Washington, and San Antonio.
Besides being a two-time league champion, she has also been a three-time WNBA All-Star (2000, 2004, 2007). Currently, she is one of five players to have over 5,000 points and 2,400 rebounds all-time in the WNBA. She is fourth all-time with 603 steals, fifth with 2,492 career rebounds, eighth with 5,415 points and 12th with 328 blocks
Milton-Jones surpassed WNBA retired legend Tina Thompson for the most WNBA regular-season games played with 499.
Each team must have their final roster finalized by Friday afternoon. There is still a window open for another team to pick up Milton-Jones and add experience to their roster.