Dream acquire Yvonne Turner from Phoenix

Phoenix Mercury guard Yvonne Turner (6) during a WNBA basketball game against the Atlanta Dream, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Phoenix Mercury guard Yvonne Turner (6) during a WNBA basketball game against the Atlanta Dream, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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The Dream announced Saturday the acquisition of Yvonne Turner from the Phoenix Mercury. The Dream sent Phoenix a third-round pick in the 2022 WNBA draft.

Turner, a 5-foot-10 guard who signed with Phoenix in 2017, missed the 2020 season because of a knee injury. In the 2019 season she averaged 6.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists for the Mercury. Turner played at Nebraska before she spent seven years playing professionally in eight countries other than the United States before she signed with Phoenix.

“We are happy to welcome Vonnie to the ATL,” Dream coach Nicki Collen said in a statement released by the team. “We need point guard depth and feel her combination of speed and skill are a good fit with our current roster. Vonnie’s long path to the WNBA is a testament to her work ethic and love for the game, and we are excited to add her veteran presence to our backcourt.”

Turner is spending the WNBA offseason playing for a team in France.

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