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Angel McCoughtry sitting out part of 2017 WNBA season

Atlanta Dream will be without Angel McCoughtry for part of this season, as the forward has decided to take some time off.

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In an open letter to fans, Atlanta Dream superstar guard Angel McCoughtry has decided to take some time off during the 2017 season.

Here is part of the letter:

To My Amazing Fans:

I love the game of basketball very much. It has given me an incredible new hometown here in Atlanta and provided amazing opportunities on the world stage. Since the beginning of my senior season at the University of Louisville, I have played a continuous year-round schedule with no offseason. It has been an incredible eight years, but this dynamic schedule also takes its toll both mentally and physically. After much careful thought and consideration, I have decided to take time off during the 2017 WNBA season.