Jordan Hooper and 2018 First Round Pick sent to Sky
ATLANTA (July 31, 2017) – The Atlanta Dream announced it has traded forward Jordan Hooper and its 2018 First-Round pick to the Chicago Sky for center Imani Boyette, forward Tamera Young and the Sky’s 2018 Second-Round selection.
“It is tough to give up a shooter like Jordan Hooper but we need help rebounding,” head coach Michael Cooper said. “[Imani] Boyette provides us size with the ability to defend and rebound, while [Tamera] Young is a veteran presence that is a hard-nosed player, who can not only rebound but also knock down the mid-range jumper.”
Young, currently in her 10th season in the WNBA, returns to the team that drafted her eighth overall in the 2008 WNBA Draft. The first pick in Dream history, she has started 21 games this season and is averaging a career-high 10.2 points per game in 29.0 minutes, while grabbing 3.8 rebounds. Bio here
Boyette, who is in her second year in the WNBA out of Texas, is averaging 4.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in 22 games this season. The 6-7 center is the sister of JaVale McGee, who is currently playing for the Golden State Warriors. Bio here
Hooper, who joined the Dream on June 8th in a trade with the Connecticut Sun, averaged 2.6 points in 6.2 minutes for Atlanta.
The team also announced they have not resigned guard Chelsea Hopkins, who finished her second seven-day deal with the Dream.
The Dream travel to Minnesota Thursday for a nationally-broadcasted game against the Lynx beginning at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
The team returns home August 8 to host the Lynx at 7 p.m. ET. Tickets are available online and can be purchased Tuesday evening at the McCamish Pavilion box office.
Atlanta Dream season, group tickets and single game tickets are available now. 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.