2020 free agency brings renewed Dream, soaring Phoenix

2019 WNBA Finals - Game Four Shekinna Stricklen, winner of the 2019 WNBA All-Star 3-Point Contest, is the third big acquisition of the 2020 free agency signing period for the Atlanta Dream. | Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

The Las Vegas Aces opened the WNBA 2020 free agency signing period by announcing the addition of Angel McCoughtry but subsequent big signings by the Atlanta Dream, McCoughtry’s former team, the Connecticut Sun and Phoenix Mercury stole the Aces’ thunder.

One week into the 2020 WNBA free-signing period and fans, though eager for the start of the regular season in May, are unsure what to expect from the new-look rosters taking shape. The majority of the 12 teams have made major roster moves, with some players who’d spent most or all of their careers in one city packing their bags for another in hopes of title glory. The face of the Atlanta Dream for her entire professional career, Angel McCoughtry has taken her talents to Las Vegas with hopes of winning her first WNBA championship with rising star A’ja Wilson and Liz Cambage. From there, the Connecticut Sun stole their thunder by wooing DeWanna Bonner to Uncasville. After a respectful farewell, the Phoenix Mercury, Bonner’s former team, brought in All-Star playmaker Skylar Diggins-Smith, Bria Hartley and others. The Dream rocked the league by signing frontcourt forces Kalani Brown, Glory Johnson and Shekinna Stricklen.

Atlanta and Phoenix may be winning the free-agency race right now, but anything can happen as the signing period moves along!

Here are the 2020 free agency signings so far (organized by team):


WNBA free agency signings

Atlanta Dream

Alex Bentley, UFA

Kalani Brown (acquired via trade from Sparks)

Alaina Coates, UFA

Glory Johnson (contract signed, previously with Wings)

Sun Mengran, UFA

Shekinna Stricklen (contract signed, previously with Sun)

Chicago Sky

Kayla Alexander, UFA

Sydney Colson (contract signed, previously with Aces)

Kahleah Copper, UFA

Stefanie Dolson, UFA

Jamierra Faulkner, UFA

Allie Quigley, UFA

Courtney Vandersloot, UFA

Connecticut Sun

Rachel Banham, RFA

DeWanna Bonner (acquired via sign and trade from Mercury)

Natisha Hiedeman (contract signed)

Bria Holmes (contract signed)

Jonquel Jones, UFA (contract signed)

Courtney Williams, UFA

Dallas Wings

Morgan Bertsch (contract signed)

Kaela Davis, CO

Allisha Gray, CO

Megan Gustafson (contract signed)

Isabelle Harrison (contract signed)

Moriah Jefferson (contract signed)

Brooke McCarty-Williams, UFA

Imani McGee-Stafford (contract signed)

Astou Ndour (acquired via trade from Sky)

Karlie Samuelson, (contract signed, previously with Sparks)

Indiana Fever

Betnijah Laney, UFA

Erica McCall, CO

Tiffany Mitchell, UFA

Las Vegas Aces

Liz Cambage, UFA

Angel McCoughtry (contract signed, previously with Dream)

Danielle Robinson (contract signed, previously with Lynx)

Sugar Rodgers, UFA

Carolyn Swords, UFA

Tamera Young, UFA

Los Angeles Sparks

Alana Beard, UFA

Chelsea Gray, UFA

Marie Gulich (acquired via trade from Dream)

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt (contract signed)

Brittney Sykes (acquired via trade from Dream)

Kristi Toliver (contract signed, previously with Mystics)

Minnesota Lynx

Seimone Augustus, UFA

Rebekka Brunson (hired as assistant coach)

Temi Fagbenle, UFA

New York Liberty

Tina Charles, UFA

Layshia Clarendon (contract signed, previously with Sun)

Reshanda Gray, UFA

Marine Johannès, UFA

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, RFA

Kiah Stokes, UFA

Tanisha Wright, UFA

Phoenix Mercury

Essence Carson, UFA

Skylar Diggins-Smith (acquired via trade from Wings)

Brittney Griner (contract signed)

Bria Hartley (contract signed, previously with Liberty)

Yvonne Turner, UFA

Seattle Storm

Sue Bird, UFA

Blake Dietrick, RFA

Courtney Paris, UFA

Breanna Stewart (contract signed)

Morgan Tuck (acquired via trade from Sun)

Shavonte Zellous, UFA

Washington Mystics

Elena Delle Donne (contract signed)

Tianna Hawkins, UFA

Emma Meesseman, UFA

Kim Mestdagh, UFA

Leilani Mitchell (contract signed, previously with Mercury)

Aerial Powers, UFA

This story will be updated as new information becomes available.


UFA: Unrestricted Free Agent

RFA: Restricted Free Agent

CO: Club Option

Source: WNBA.com.