Las Vegas Aces sign Danielle Robinson

Robinson joins Aces after two seasons in Minnesota

The Las Vegas Aces have signed unrestricted free agent guard Danielle Robinson. Robinson joins the Aces after two seasons with the Minnesota Lynx. The eight-year WNBA veteran started 26 games last season.

Howard Megdal has reported it’s a one-year, fully protected, $130,000 deal for Robinson in Las Vegas.

“Danielle has always brought a positive energy to the court, and is a real disruptor on both ends of the floor who can change the complexion of a game,” Aces head coach and president of basketball operations Bill Laimbeer said in a team release. “She’s a great teammate, and another building block who will help our team grow into the championship contender we know it can be.”

Robinson arrives with 13 games of playoff experience from her stops in San Antonio, Phoenix and Minnesota. Known for her speed and defense, she’ll fit right in with a group that finished first both in defensive efficiency (95.0 points allowed per 100 possessions) and pace (13.67 seconds per possession per PBPstats).

“Words can’t express how grateful I am to join the Aces organization,” Robinson added. “There is an undeniable energy surrounding this group of talented young women. I feel incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of that and compete for a championship.”

This signing for the Aces followed recent news that unrestricted free agent guard Sydney Colson had signed with the Chicago Sky. Colson logged 379 minutes in 33 games in the 2019 regular season for the Aces.

Robinson figures to join Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young in the backcourt rotation. Plum and Young split time last season as the team’s primary ball-handlers. The Aces made one of the biggest splashes in the first week of free agency by signing unrestricted free agent and six-time All-WNBA forward Angel McCoughtry.

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