NEW YORK, NY – April 11, 2019 – The New York Liberty has acquired guard Tanisha Wright from the Minnesota Lynx in a trade deal that also includes the Las Vegas Aces and Atlanta Dream.
The Liberty traded its second round pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft to the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for guard Tanisha Wright. In addition, New York traded guard Sugar Rogers to Las Vegas for the Aces’ second round pick in the 2020 draft. The Aces traded forward Nia Coffey to Atlanta.
“We want to thank Sugar for her dedication to the Liberty franchise over the years,” said Liberty General Manager Jonathan Kolb. “She gave her all night in and night out and we wish her nothing but success in Las Vegas.
“We could not be more thrilled to welcome Tanisha Wright back to the Liberty family,” Kolb added. “Tanisha is a consummate professional and is the type of culture builder we look for.”
For the Liberty, the move brings home native New Yorker, Tanisha Wright, who was originally drafted by the Seattle Storm in 2005 and signed as a free agent with the Liberty in 2015.
Last season, Wright averaged 4.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 38.3 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from long distance. The veteran guard is entering her 15th season as one of 10 players in WNBA history with at least 3,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 1,200 assists.
The 2019 New York Liberty regular season tips off on Friday, May 24, when the team hosts the Indiana Fever at Westchester County Center.