Washington Mystics sign Devereaux Peters, re-sign Asia Taylor

The Washington Mystics announced Monday that the team has signed Devereaux Peters and re-signed Asia Taylor.

The Mystics have been very active early on in free agency this year, especially in signing versatile frontcourt players to give them lineup flexibility with their top reserves. These moves became all the more important in the near term for Washington, given last week’s news that Emma Meesseman will miss the 2018 WNBA season.

“We are excited about adding Devereaux to our roster,” said Mystics head coach and general manager Mike Thibault in Monday’s release. “After having to sit out last season due to injury, she has recovered and is playing well in Europe. Her versatility at both forward spots will give us flexibility and depth in our front court.”

Peters was selected third overall in the 2012 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx. She spent the first four seasons of her career with the Lynx before joining the Fever in 2016. Peters missed the 2017 WNBA season after undergoing hip surgery.

Taylor was also drafted by Minnesota — 36th overall in the 2014 WNBA Draft. Taylor appeared in 24 games for the Mystics in her third WNBA season.

“Asia was an excellent contributor to our winning culture last season, having to fill many roles throughout the season,” said Thibault. “She has had another excellent season this winter as one of the top players in the Australian league.”

Last week, the Mystics re-signed Tianna Hawkins, Allison Hightower and LaToya Sanders. The Mystics also announced the signing of unrestricted free agent Monique Currie.

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