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Stefanie Dolson reportedly agrees to deal with New York Liberty

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Stefanie Dolson has agreed to a multi-year deal with the New York Liberty, per The Athletic’s Chantel Jennings, opting to leave the Chicago Sky in free agency after winning a WNBA championship last season.

The New York native, selected sixth overall by the Washington Mystics in the 2014 draft, joined Chicago in 2017 along with Kahleah Copper as part of the deal for Elena Delle Donne. Dolson spent five seasons with the Sky, helping the franchise its first WNBA title last October. The two-time All-Star averaged 7.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists across 24 games last season.

Dolson will join a Liberty team with Sandy Brondello at the helm, after New York hired the former Phoenix Mercury head coach in early January. Dolson will provide a critical presence down low for a roster that currently features Betnijah Laney, Michaela Onyenwere and Sabrina Ionescu.

The Liberty finished the 2021 regular season 12-20 and made the playoffs for the first time since 2017, before getting knocked out in the first round by the Mercury.