The New York Liberty announced on Friday that they have acquired the 2013 second round pick (15 overall), a 2013 third round selection (27th overall) and the rights to guard Deanna Nolan from the Tulsa Shock, as a part of a three-team deal.
Tulsa will receive guard Candice Wiggins in a sign and trade with the Minnesota Lynx as well as forward Nicole Powell and a 2013 third round selection (29th overall) from the Liberty. Minnesota will receive forward Janel McCarville in a sign and trade with the Liberty and a 2014 second round selection from the Shock.
The Liberty will now have four picks in the upcoming 2013 WNBA Draft, which will be held on Monday, April 15. New York will hold two first round selections at fifth and seventh overall, one in the second round and one in the third.
Nolan last played in the WNBA in 2009, is a three-time WNBA Champion and a four-time All-Star. The past three seasons Deanna played for UMMC (Russia). Having played for Coach Laimbeer for six seasons, Nolan was named the 2007 WNBA Finals MVP and was a four-time All-WNBA selection.
Deanna, who played in nine WNBA seasons, averaged 13.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists-per-game. Nolan posted averages of 21.6 and 3.2 assists-per-contests in 48 career playoff appearances.
Fans will now have to say goodbye to Nicole Powell, who played three seasons for New York, averaging 8.6 points, 4.2 boards and 1.8 assists-per-game.
Stay tuned as you know that Coach and General Manger Laimbeer will have a few more moves in store before the start of the season.