Hayes has averaged 13.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 245 games over eight seasons. She is the Dream’s all-time leading 3-point shooter, with the most makes (273) and attempts (857) in team history. Her 3,342 career points rank as second most in franchise history.
Hayes was a 2018 All-WNBA first-team selection. She also was named 2012 WNBA All-Rookie Team, 2017 WNBA All-Star, 2018 All-Defensive second team, Eastern Conference Player of the Month (May 2017) and three-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
“Tip has been a centerpiece for the Dream in my time in Atlanta and we are certainly going to miss her on and off the court,” coach Nicki Collen said in a statement.
“We are living and working with a unique set of circumstances right now and I support her decision to do what she feels is best for her and her family. I can’t wait to see Tip and her infectious energy and smile back on the court in 2021 and wish her nothing but health and prosperity until that time.”