Connecticut Sun trade for UConn alum Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis

The Sun announced Monday that the team acquired Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis from the Seattle Storm in exchange the Connecticut’s 2021 second-round draft pick.

Mosqueda-Lewis is a talented three point shooter who has scored 339 points over the last two seasons, making 38 percent of her shots from behind the arc during that time.

She will be a great addition to the team, who lost in free agency. The team’s offensive success was always improved by quality three-point shooting.

Due to the fact Mosqueda-Lewis is still on her previous contract, she will cost the team just $71,400. This makes her a great value to the team: a quality player and an inexpensive price.

“We are excited to add Kaleena to our talented roster,” said head coach and general manager Curt Miller. “She has won championships at every level and has a reputation as a great teammate. Our offensive philosophy revolves around spacing with players that can help spread the floor. KML is one of the outstanding shooters in our game and will provide an important spark to our offense.”

Mosqueda-Lewis returns to Connecticut after spending her collegiate career at UConn, but she’s spent her entire professional career thus far in Seattle after being selected third overall by the Storm in 2015.

“I’m really excited to start a new journey in Connecticut,” Mosqueda-Lewis said. “It was a second home for me for four years and I’m looking forward to being back!”

The number of moves the Sun have made this off-season goes against Miller’s philosophy the first four seasons in Connecticut: continuity.

Only time will tell if this philosophical shift will pay off for the team that came just moments away from winning their first championship.

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