The New York Liberty announced they traded AD to the Atlanta Dream for Megan Walker and the rights to Raquel Carrera. Spencer Nusbaum of The Next Hoops first reported the deal.
— Spencer Nusbaum (@spencernusbaum_) June 8, 2022
They averaged 9.7 points per game as a rookie in 2019 but missed back-to-back seasons due to a long-haul battle with COVID-19 before they were cleared to play this season. In their first season back in action, AD put up 1.4 points and 0.4 assists per game.
Walker is averaging 3.3 points and 0.8 per game. According to Rachel Galligan of Just Women’s Sports, the Liberty will be waiving Walker and Crystal Dangerfield from her hardship contract, but the Liberty reportedly intends on re-signing her to the roster.
The New York Liberty are expected to waive Megan Walker. @justwsports
— Rachel Galligan (@RachGall) June 8, 2022
Jackie Powell of The Next Hoops reported that New York is finalizing a deal to sign Marine Johannès. Walker’s spot reportedly opens up a roster spot for the French guard. Johannes scored 7.2 points on 37.9 percent from deep in 2019.
— Jackie Powell (she/her) (@ClassicJpow) June 8, 2022
The Dream (7-5) plays the Phoenix Mercury (3-8) in Phoenix on Friday. The Dream hopes to pair AD with No. 1 overall pick Rhyne Howard and Erica Wheeler.