Dream acquire Imani Boyette, Tamera Young from Chicago Sky

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Dream acquire Imani Boyette, Tamera Young from Chicago Sky

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File photo from The Atlanta Dream’s loss to the Washington Mystics at McCamish Pavilion on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

The Atlanta Dream traded forward Jordan Hooper and the Dream’s 2018 first-round WNBA Draft pick to the Chicago Sky for center Imani Boyette, forward Tamera Young and the Sky’s 2018 second-round selection, the Dream announced on Monday night.

Hooper averaged 2.6 points in 6.2 minutes since acquired by the Dream from the Connecticut Sun in June.

“It is tough to give up a shooter like Jordan Hooper, but we need help rebounding,” Dream coach Michael Cooper said. “(Imani) Boyette provides us size with the ability to defend and rebound, while (Tamera) Young is a veteran presence, who is a hard-nosed player that can not only rebound, but also knock down the mid-range jumper.” 

Boyette, the sister of Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee, is a second-year center out of Texas and averaged 4.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in 22 games with the Sky.

A 10-year veteran of the WNBA, Young is averaging a career-high of 10.2 points in 21 games. Young was drafted first-overall by the Dream in 2008 out of James Madison.

The Dream also announced on Monday the team did not resign guard Chelsea Hopkins.  

The Dream’s next game is at the Minnesota Lynx on Thursday. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET.

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