ATLANTA – The Atlanta Dream have acquired guard Yvonne Turner from the Phoenix Mercury in a trade for a 2022 WNBA Draft third round pick, the organization announced Saturday.
“We are happy to welcome Vonnie to the ATL,” head coach Nicki Collen said. “We need point guard depth and feel her combination of speed and skill are a good fit with our current roster. Vonnie’s long path to the WNBA is a testament to her work ethic and love for the game, and we are excited to add her veteran presence to our back court.”
Turner, a 5-10 guard out of Nebraska, averaged 6.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 2019 with the Mercury, improving in every statistical category from her previous two seasons. She missed the 2020 season due to a knee injury suffered overseas. Prior to signing with Phoenix in 2017, Turner played abroad in Hungary, Australia, Germany, Russia, Ecuador, Turkey, Spain and Poland.
Phoenix acquires the draft pick in exchange for Yvonne Turner
PHOENIX – The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today acquired a third round pick (27th overall) from the Atlanta Dream in this year’s 2021 WNBA Draft in exchange for guard Yvonne Turner.
“We have loved Vonnie as a player and a person but we were not going to have room for her on our roster under the salary cap this season,” said Mercury General Manager Jim Pitman. “This trade allows us to add an asset and provides Vonnie the chance she deserves to make a WNBA roster in 2021. We wish her well.”