ATLANTA – The Atlanta Dream have acquired guard Courtney Williams, one of the most dynamic young players in the WNBA, and a 2020 second round pick in a three-team trade, the organization announced Wednesday.
The Dream sent forwards Jessica Breland and Nia Coffey to the Phoenix Mercury, who in return sent the No. 17 overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft to the Dream. The Mercury will also send veteran guard Briann January and a 2021 second round pick to the Connecticut Sun. Williams will come to Atlanta from the Sun to complete the deal.
“Today is an exciting day for the Atlanta Dream,” Head Coach Nicki Collen said. “The addition of Courtney Williams brings us a dynamic scorer who thrives in the big moment. Courtney is arguably the best mid-range scorer in the WNBA but has also become a very efficient 3-point shooter which will keep defenses honest. While one of the smaller players in the league, she attacks the boards at both ends of the floor fearlessly and effectively.”
We got our shooter 🎯 @CourtMWilliams is coming home!
— Atlanta Dream (@AtlantaDream) February 19, 2020