On Thursday, the Dallas Wings traded Liz Cambage to the Las Vegas Aces in exchange for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and the Aces’ 2020 first- and second-round draft picks. Cambage averaged 23 points and 9.7 rebounds per game in the 2018 season, was named to the All-WNBA First Team and led the Wings to a playoff berth.
OFFICIAL: The Aces have traded for Liz Cambage.— Las Vegas Aces (@LVAces) May 16, 2019
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For Dallas, trading Cambage ends a period of uncertainty after she requested a trade during the WNBA offseason. The Wings also get backcourt depth by adding Jefferson, who was a member of the WNBA All-Rookie Team in 2016 but has seen her role diminish since then.
Harrison missed the 2018 season due to medical reasons, but averaged 11.4 points per game in the 2017 season with the San Antonio Stars. The future draft picks will allow Dallas to add more depth with cap-friendly contracts.
OFFICIAL :— Dallas Wings (@DallasWings) May 16, 2019
- We have acquired G Moriah Jefferson, F Isabelle Harrison, and 2020 1st + 2nd round picks from @LVAces
- We have acquired C Imani McGee-Stafford from @AtlantaDream
- We have waived F Morgan Bertsch
More info ➡️ https://t.co/Ckmrye2mV9 pic.twitter.com/VVKzBqbRBL
Las Vegas now enters the championship conversation with Cambage’s arrival. She will be on a frontcourt that features 2018 Rookie of the Year A’ja Wilson, who averaged 20.7 points and 8 rebounds per game, and All-Star guard Kayla McBride. The Aces just fell short of making the playoffs last season. But with Cambage, the frontcourt especially will be hard to slow down.