Wednesday, December 17, 2008
From the Atlanta Dream Official Website:
ATLANTA, December 17, 2008— The Atlanta Dream acquired the rights to forward Chamique Holdsclaw from the Los Angeles Sparks today in exchange for the 13th overall pick (first round) in the 2009 WNBA Draft. Holdsclaw, an eight-year veteran, is returning to the WNBA after a two year hiatus.
“We are very excited to bring one of the best players in Tennessee women’s basketball history to our roster,” said Team President & COO Bill Bolen. “The excitement this will bring to our fans is huge. We think it’s going to make a big impact on the Atlanta community and the entire southeast.”
Was she brought in because of her talent, or because of her Tennessee connection? Is Chamique too much of a Milo to be successful on a struggling team? I don't know - but I'm damned excited about this news. We might have so many potential starters we don't know what to do with them all....