The Dallas Wings announced on Thursday that they acquired center Imani McGee-Stafford from the Atlanta Dream in exchange for a 2020 third-round draft pick.
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
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McGee-Stafford is entering her fourth WNBA season. She averaged 2.9 points and 3.4 rebounds per game for Atlanta in 2018, playing behind Elizabeth Williams and Jessica Breland in the rotation.
In Dallas, McGee-Stafford may have an opportunity to have a solid role after Liz Cambage moved on to the Las Vegas Aces. Though she will not be expected to be a one-to-one replacement for Cambage, McGee-Stafford could provide a similar strong low post and rim-protecting presence, given her 6-foot-7 height.
Still, McGee-Stafford will be part of another potentially deep post rotation, so obtaining a larger role will not be easy. Newly-acquired Wings forward Isabelle Harrison, for example, will probably have a larger role. Harrison averaged 11.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game for the San Antonio Stars in 2017 before missing the 2018 season due to injury. And veteran forward Glory Johnson will still have a prominent role.
Nevertheless, the this move shows that the Wings are intent on moving forward as they look to make a third straight playoff appearance.