Damiris Dantas sat out entire 2016 WNBA season.
ATLANTA (April 20, 2017) – After sitting out the 2016 WNBA season to participate in the Rio Olympics for Team Brazil, forward Damiris Dantas will return to compete for the Atlanta Dream, the team announced Thursday.
“It is great to have Damiris coming back to the WNBA and the Atlanta Dream,” head coach Michael Cooper said. “She is a versatile player, who will provide us depth at the four and five positions. She will be an important part of our success in 2017.”
The Dream acquired the 6-3 Dantas in a trade with Minnesota midway through the 2015 season, averaging 8.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 16 games for Atlanta. The third-year player has career averages of 6.5 points and 4.7 rebounds.
Atlanta Dream training camp opens April 23 at the Riverside EpiCenter.
The Dream home opener is scheduled for Sunday, May 21 against the visiting Chicago Sky. Season and group tickets are available now. Single-game tickets go on sale April 2. For more information, visit atlantadream.net or call 877.977.7729.
The Atlanta Dream, who is celebrating its 10th season in the WNBA in 2017, 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.