The Seattle Storm have re-signed Noelle Quinn.
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Quinn, the fourth overall pick in 2007, will continue her second stint with Seattle in 2018 — her 12th season in the WNBA. Quinn stabilized the backcourt off the bench for the Storm last season, appearing in 32 games and drawing four starts.
“I am honored to return to the Storm organization,” said Quinn in Monday’s release. “The fan base in Seattle is one of the best in the league and I am looking forward to getting back in the gym with my teammates and competing this season.”
Quinn played two seasons in Seattle (2013 and 2014) before moving on to Phoenix. Quinn was traded back to Seattle during the 2016 season in exchange for the rights to Angel Robinson.
“Noelle brings a veteran leadership presence to our team that is invaluable,” said Storm president and general manager Alisha Valavanis. “Her experience in the WNBA, leadership on the court and basketball IQ will continue to be a resource for our team.”
The Seattle Storm finished last season with a record of 15-19. As the 8 seed, they fell at the hands of the Mercury in the first round of the WNBA playoffs.
The Storm have already re-signed reserved player Sami Whitcomb. Unrestricted free agent Carolyn Swords, Seattles backup center in 2017, signed with the Las Vegas Aces last week. Young forward Aleksandra Crvendakic has also been signed to a training camp contract.
The Storm then solidified their frontcourt rotation by adding another veteran presence — unrestricted free agent Courtney Paris inked a multi-year deal with the Storm last week.