Chelsea Hopkins signs second contract with Dream

UNCASVILLE, CT - MAY 2: Chelsea Hopkins
UNCASVILLE, CT - MAY 2: Chelsea Hopkins /

The Atlanta Dream announced Chelsea Hopkins signed a second seven-day contract. The team initially agreed to terms with the San Diego State alumna on July 17 after waiving guard Darxia Morris. Atlanta is her third stop of the season.

Hopkins began 2017 in training camp with the Los Angeles Sparks.  She signed with New York in June to fill a depleted Liberty roster.  She and rookie guard Lindsay Allen served as replacements for Epiphany Prince and Kia Vaughn during the EuroBasket Tournament.

Hopkins made her WNBA debut with the San Antonio Stars in 2013.  She recorded 10 assists, 8 rebounds, and six points in four appearances. In the two games leading into the All-Star break, Hopkins played a combined three minutes.

Atlanta is not hurting at the guard position.  Tiffany Hayes started for the East All-Stars.  Guard Layshia Clarendon, who leads the league in total assists (139 ) joined Hayes in Seattle, along with post player Elizabeth Williams. As the Dream struggle to remain consistent, Hopkins might serve as a spark of energy off the bench, especially when head coach Michael Cooper wants to push the pace.

In college and abroad, Hopkins has shown good awareness on both sides of the court.  She won the league championship series this spring in her second season with Maccabi Ramat in Israel. Hopkins averaged 14.3 points per game and a league-high 8.4 assists per game. As evident by her tweet today, she is ready to take advantage of this second opportunity with the Dream.