ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream have added size to their lineup by acquiring center Kalani Brown from the Los Angeles Sparks for guard Brittney Sykes and center Marie Gülich.
The 6-foot-7 Brown led Baylor to the 2019 NCAA championship before averaging 5.1 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Sparks as a rookie. Brown averaged only 13.5 minutes a game.
Atlanta coach Nicki Collen says in a statement that Brown was targeted in Monday's trade as a "key piece to the puzzle" for the season.
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Brown averaged 24.8 points and 11.2 rebounds for her team in the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association before the season was put on hold because of the coronavirus.
Sykes, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 WNBA draft, averaged 11.3 points in three seasons in Atlanta. Gülich, acquired by Atlanta in a 2019 draft-day trade with Phoenix, averaged 2.7 rebounds last season.
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