Dream guard Hayes opt out of the 2020 WNBA Season

It was announced today in a statement from the team that Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes has opted out of the 2020.

“Tip has been a centerpiece for the Dream in my time in Atlanta and we are certainly going to miss her on and off the court,” Head Coach Nicki Collen said.

“After much thought and consideration, I have decided to opt of the out of the 2020 season,” Hayes said. “This was not an easy decision but I believe it is in my best interest with everything going on right now. Although I love playing this game, I believe there are much more important things to be thinking about in this moment. I want to thank my teammates, coaches and the Dream organization for supporting my decision. I wish them best of luck in Florida and look forward to getting back on the court in 2021 for Atlanta.”

The WNBA and Atlanta Dream recently announced the 2020 WNBA season will tip-off this July with a competitive schedule of 22 regular-season games followed by a traditional playoff format at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. This season marks the organization’ 13th in the WNBA.