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2017 WNBA Offseason Roundup: Recap the Biggest Moves

The action in the WNBA did not stop after Nneka Ogwumike’s Finals-winning put-back fell through the net. It’s been a busy offseason in the W, featuring a series of moves that may shake up the league’s power structure once the 2017 season tips off on May 13.

Recap the biggest moves of the winter:

WNBA Draft 2017: Stars Select Kelsey Plum No. 1

April 13: After winning the Draft Lottery back in September, San Antonio nabbed Washington star Kelsey Plum — the all-time leading scorer in NCAA women’s basketball history — with the top pick in the WNBA Draft. FULL DRAFT RESULTS | DRAFT CENTRAL | FEATURE

Mystics Acquire Delle Donne For Dolson, Copper, Pick

February 2: The Washington Mystics and Chicago Sky completed one of the biggest blockbuster trades in WNBA history, with the Sky sending 2015 MVP Elena Delle Donne to D.C. for Stefanie Dolson, Kahleah Copper and the No. 2 pick in April’s WNBA Draft. READ MORE | BIGGEST TRADES | FEATURE

Mercury Acquire Former All-Star Danielle Robinson

January 31: The Phoenix Mercury added another former All-Star to the fold in point guard Danielle Robinson, who missed the 2016 season due to injury. In return, the Stars received young center Isabelle Harrison and the fifth pick in April’s WNBA Draft. READ MORE

Fever, Mercury, Sun Complete Three-Way Trade

February 21: Two former WNBA champions were on the move in February as the Mercury sent five-time All-Star Candice Dupree to Indiana, who acquired Sun forward Camille Little and the draft rights to Jillian Alleyne. Connecticut received center Lynetta Kizer and the No. 8 pick in April’s WNBA Draft from Indiana in the deal. READ MORE

Mystics Sign Free Agent Kristi Toliver

February 7: Three months after winning her first WNBA championship, Toliver was one of the top unrestricted free agents available. The Harrisburg, Va., native opted to head home to the DMV area, giving the Mystics three of the top four three-point shooters (by percentage) from last season. READ MORE | ANALYSIS

Sparks Acquire Odyssey Sims

February 17With Toliver headed east, the Sparks turned south for their newest guard, trading the No. 4 and 23 picks in April’s WNBA Draft to the Dallas Wings for Odyssey Sims and the No. 11 pick in the draft. READ MORE | ANALYSIS

Lynx Sign 13-Year Vet Plenette Pierson

February 1: Having already played in five WNBA Finals in six seasons, the Lynx added another piece with championship experience to their deep roster. The 35-year-old Pierson, an unrestricted free agent, left the Dallas Wings after her eighth season with the organization, split between Dallas and its former homes in Tulsa and Detroit. READ MORE

Liberty, Mystics, Storm Agree to Three-Team Trade

January 30: New York, Washington and Seattle completed a three-way trade to tip off the offseason. The Liberty added veteran center Kia Vaughn and young guard Bria Hartley from Washington, the Mystics acquired the No. 6 pick in April’s WNBA Draft from Seattle, and the Storm acquired center Carolyn Swords from New York. The Mystics and Storm also swapped second-round draft picks in the move. READ MORE | ANALYSIS