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Dream acquire Allisha Gray from Wings in trade

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Allisha Gray is on the move to the Atlanta Dream.

The 2017 WNBA Rookie of the Year, Gray averaged 13.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Dallas Wings in 2022. The Wings are sending Gray to the Dream in exchange for the No. 3 overall pick this year and a 2025 first-round pick. The trade was first reported by ESPN’s M.A. Voepel on Wednesday night.

The 28-year-old guard was selected by Dallas with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 draft. She averaged 13.0 points and 3.9 rebounds per game as a rookie.

While she saw a dip in production in her sophomore season, her stats have remained relatively consistent through her six seasons in Dallas. For her career, she has averaged 11.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists across 180 games. She also won an Olympic gold medal in 2021 as part of Team USA’s 3×3 basketball team.

She will join a Dream squad that went 14-22 last season under first-year coach Tanisha Wright. But she could find more stability in Atlanta than she had in Dallas. Wright is signed through 2027, and the team has a franchise player in 2022 top draft pick and Rookie of the Year Rhyne Howard.

The Wings enter 2023 with yet another new coach.

Los Angeles Sparks assistant Latricia Trammell took the helm from Vickie Johnson, who held the position for two seasons. The team opted not to exercise the option on Johnson’s contract after she led the Wings to back-to-back playoff appearances — but also back-to-back first-round exits.

In Gray’s six seasons in Dallas, she worked with four different head coaches — not including Trammel.