Dream waive guard Blake Dietrick

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Dream have finalized its 12-player roster ahead of Friday night’s home opener after waiving guard Blake Dietrick, the team announced Thursday.

Earning a roster spot prior to the 2018 season, Dietrick signed a training camp contract earlier this offseason. She saw time in 26 games as a reserve for the Dream last season, providing much needed depth for an injury-depleted roster midway through the year. Her best performance came against the Chicago Sky on June 27 when she finished with a career-best 12 points in 23 minutes of action. She played in all three preseason games, averaging 4.6 points in 13.3 minutes a game.

Head Coach Nicki Collen will go in to 2019 with eight players returning from the record-setting 2018 squad, led by All-WNBA First Team member Tiffany Hayes and the franchise’s single-season three-point record holder Renee Montgomery. Angel McCoughtry, the longest tenured player on the Dream roster, will start the season on the bench due to a knee injury suffered late last season.