A roster move in Atlanta
Following Wednesday’s loss to the Chicago Sky, the Atlanta Dream cut forward Haley Peters, a league source confirmed to High Post Hoops.
Peters, a 6’3 forward out of Duke, averaged 0.5 points per game over four contests with the Dream, shooting 0-for-7 from the field in just 26 minutes on the floor. She struggled to get time on the court amid a packed Dream frontcourt that includes Elizabeth Williams, Jessica Breland, Marie Gülich and Monique Billings, and hadn’t played since a June 15 loss to the Dallas Wings.
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The stint with the Dream represented Peters’ first WNBA time since the 2017 season, when Peters played for both the Washington Mystics and the San Antonio Stars.
Back in May, Peters made a competitive Dream battle for roster spots after starring for her French team, earning league MVP honors.
“We actually tried to add her before the mid-season trade deadline when we had injuries in Connecticut a couple of years ago,” Collen said at the time. “She was dealing with plantar fasciitis at the time and opted to not take the opportunity and get healthy. “We basically went into free agency knowing we needed to get a couple inexpensive players that could help fill that void (left by Angel McCoughtry’s injury) because we didn’t have the cap space, because Angel’s on the team, to go and kinda replace her. So we had to be creative.”
By waiting until after 5 PM EST Sunday, the Dream guaranteed Peters her full season of pay. The Dream roster now stands at 11, with an addition expected sometime later this week.
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