Liberty Complete Deal with Minnesota for Sugar Rodgers
NEW YORK—New York Liberty Head Coach and General Manager Bill Laimbeer announced today that the team has acquired guard Sugar Rodgers in a trade with the Minnesota Lynx, in exchange for the right to swap third-round picks in the 2015 WNBA Draft.
Rodgers, a 5-9 guard, was originally selected by the Lynx in the second round (14th overall) of the 2013 WNBA Draft. She appeared in 28 games during her rookie season, averaging 1.9 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. Rodgers shot 31.7 percent from the floor and 31.3 percent from three-point range.
New York opens regular season action against Connecticut on Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Liberty will then make their long awaited return to Madison Square Garden to host the Chicago Sky on Opening Night on Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m. Prior to the game, the team will host a fan fest outside of The Garden starting at 3 p.m., highlighted by music, prizes, guest appearances, a talent competition for local groups and basketball contests on the Liberty sport court.
Liberty season ticket packages and individual tickets are available at NYLiberty.com.
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