Another three team trade took place today involving Connecticut, Phoenix and Indiana. The Fever announced today they have acquired five-time All-Star, Candice Dupree, as well as the No. 17 pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft.
As for Connecticut, they received Lynetta Kizer from Indiana, plus the eighth pick in this year’s WNBA Draft. The Sun sent Camille Little and rights to Jillian Alleyne to Phoenix.
“Simply put, she’s a cerebral, consistent, championship-type player,” stated Fever head coach Pokey Chatman. “Her ability to face up and knock down shots has always been on display, however her low-block presence is also extremely efficient. I’m looking forward to coaching Candice again.”
With Dupree headed to Indiana, she will reconnect with Chatman who coached her overseas in Russia for two years.
President and General Manager of the Fever, Kelly Krauskopf told the press on the addition of Dupree:
“There’s no getting around the fact that we have been looking to bolster the power forward position with the retirement of Tamika [Catchings] last season. The opportunity to acquire Candice and add her to our core group is without a doubt a significant moment for our franchise. She has consistently been one of the premier players in the WNBA and in the world, with extensive WNBA playoff, international and USA Basketball experience. She is a winner and a consummate professional and will be a great fit with our team. I know Indiana Fever fans will be very happy to welcome her.”