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Atlanta Dream Trade Bria Holmes to Connecticut Sun

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Dream have traded forward Bria Holmes to the Connecticut Sun for the rights to the Sun’s second-round pick (No. 15 overall) in tonight’s WNBA Draft and a 2019 second-round pick, it was announced Thursday.

Originally selected 11th overall by the Dream in the 2016 WNBA Draft, Holmes has averaged 7.6 points and 2.7 rebounds over her first two seasons in the league. This offseason, the former West Virginia University standout was playing in Poland for CCC Polowice. It was announced in January that the Connecticut native would sit out the 2018 WNBA season because of pregnancy.

The Dream now own the No. 15, No. 16 and No. 27 picks in the 2018 WNBA Draft, which will begin at 7 p.m. ET tonight. The first round will air live from the New York Nike headquarters on ESPN2 before moving over to ESPNU for coverage of the second and third rounds.

The Dream home opener is scheduled for Saturday, May 26 against the visiting Dallas Wings beginning at 6 p.m. Season, group and single-game tickets are available now. For more information, visit or call 877.977.7729.

The Atlanta Dream, who is celebrating its 11th season in the WNBA in 2018, will play its home games in McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech campus. Atlanta has qualified for the playoffs seven times, winning conference titles in 2013, 2011 and 2010.