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The Atlanta Dream have suspended guard Chennedy Carter until further notice for what they said was “conduct detrimental to the team.”

Carter started the Dream’s game against the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday, a 118-95 loss, but went to the bench after five minutes and 34 seconds and did not return. Coach Mike Petersen said after the game that Carter’s absence was not injury-related but rather something they were “dealing with” as a team.

Dream co-owner Renee Montgomery and teammate Courtney Williams commented on the situation on Twitter.

The No. 4 overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft, Carter averaged 17.4 points and 3.4 assists during her rookie season in the bubble, becoming the youngest player in league history to score at least 30 points in a game. 

This season, Carter has averaged 14.2 points and 3.3 assists through 11 of the Dream’s 17 games. She missed nearly a month with an elbow injury she suffered on May 29.

The Dream next play at Connecticut in a doubleheader on Friday and Sunday before the Olympic break.