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WNBA News: Chicago re-signs 3, plus adds veteran free agent

Chicago signed four players for the upcoming season, including one free agent.

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The Chicago Sky has had a couple busy days lately in terms of signing players as the upcoming season moves closer to starting.

One of the biggest moves the Sky made was the resigning of All-Star Stefanie Dolson to a multi-year contract.

“Stefanie has established herself as one of the league’s top defenders,” said Sky General Manager and Head Coach Amber Stocks. “Her leadership, competitive character, and intangible traits extend far beyond the court and bring immeasurable value to our team.”

Dolson will be entering her second season with Chicago after spending the first few years with the Washington Mystics. Last year for the Sky, Dolson was the team’s second-leading scorer and rebounder after averaging 14.5 points per game and 5.8 rebounds – both career marks for the center.

“I am so excited to be back in Chicago and to be able to continue playing in front of these amazing fans. We are going to have an awesome team and we’re all so ready to get the season started,” shared Dolson.

Adut Bulgak also re-signed with the Sky and will be entering her second season with Chicago. Last season she averaged 4.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 4.4 points per game.

After missing last year because of a torn ACL, Jamierra Faulkner will return to the court for the Sky. This season will mark Faulker’s fourth in the league and with the franchise. Prior to being hurt, she posted game averages of 7.8 points, 4.6 assists, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.0 steals per game in 2016.

In the franchise’s final transaction in the past couple days, Chicago signed Alex Montgomery to a contract. The veteran will be joining the Sky after spending the last three with San Antonio (now Las Vegas) and started in 31 games for the Stars in 2017. Montgomery averaged 5.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 6.0 points per game, and shot 82.6% free-throw line last year.