Wings acquires Diamond DeShields, draft picks in 4-team deal with Mercury, Liberty and Sky
The Phoenix Mercury traded All-Star Guard Diamond DeShields to the Dallas Wings in a four-team deal with New York Liberty and Chicago Sky, the teams announced Saturday. Here’s what you need to know:
- In addition to DeShields, who averaged 13.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 25.3 minutes per game last season, Dallas receives Chicago’s No. 5 pick in the 2023 draft, Chicago’s 2024 first-round pick and the right to trade first-round picks with Chicago in 2025.
- DeShields was the No. 3 pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft by the Sky and spent the first four seasons of her career with Chicago.
- Dallas finished last season in sixth place with an 18-18 record, while Phoenix finished in eighth place with 15-21. Both teams were eliminated in the first round of the 2022 postseason.
Details of the four-team trade with Chicago, Phoenix and New York. pic.twitter.com/yhHMouNihh
— Dallas Wings (@DallasWings) February 11, 2023
Other trading details
The Sky received Marina Mabrey and Phoenix’s pick for the 2024 second round.
The Mercury received Chicago’s 2024 third-round pick, 2025 second-round pick and Michaela Onyenwere.
The Liberty received the rights to Leonie Fiebich, Chicago’s 2024 second round pick, and the right to trade the 2025 first round pick with Phoenix.
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