There’s a new big three in Phoenix
Skylar Diggins-Smith to the Phoenix Mercury is a done deal.
The Wings have acquired the number five and seven picks in the 2020 draft, along with Phoenix’s first round pick in 2021, in exchange for Diggins-Smith. In a separate trade, the Wings then traded that 2021 pick to Chicago for Astou Ndour.
On Tuesday, High Post Hoops reported that Phoenix was in talks to acquire Diggins-Smith and Tina Charles following the trade of DeWanna Bonner to the Connecticut Sun. Rachel Galligan first reported the Diggins-Smith deal had been completed Wednesday.
Rumors about Diggins-Smith’s future had been swirling since before the start of free agency when the star guard told the Associated Press that she would not be staying in Dallas next season.
Last month, the Wings announced that they had placed a core designation tag on the four-time All Star, but it seemed that the team was looking to facilitate a sign-and-trade deal.
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Diggins-Smith missed all of last season after giving birth to her son. The 29-year-old has expressed her dissatisfaction with the Wings organization, opening up about her postpartum depression and a feeling of lack of support from the team.
With Diggins-Smith, Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner, the Mercury have announced themselves as contenders in the 2020 title race.
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