The Atlanta Dream made some major moves, announcing the signing of former WNBA MVP Tina Charles and the acquisition of guard Jordin Canada in a trade.
Tina Charles, a seasoned forward and former top draft pick from UConn in 2010, brings extensive experience and accolades to the Dream. With two NCAA titles and a WNBA MVP award, Charles is known for her scoring ability and rebounding prowess. Dream coach Tanisha Wright expressed confidence in Charles’s impact, highlighting her competitiveness and winning mentality.
Guard Jordin Canada joins the Dream in a sign-and-trade deal with the Los Angeles Sparks, adding defensive skill and depth to the roster. Coming off a standout season with career-best stats, Canada’s presence strengthens the team’s backcourt.
In exchange for Canada, the Dream traded guard Aari McDonald and their No. 8 draft pick to the Sparks. This move enhances the Sparks’ draft position while solidifying the Dream’s roster with established talent.
Additionally, the Dream announced the signing of free agent guard Aerial Powers and the re-signing of forward Nia Coffey. Powers brings versatility and scoring ability, while Coffey adds continuity with her return for a third season in Atlanta.
These transactions showcase the Dream’s commitment to building a competitive roster for the upcoming season, blending veteran leadership with emerging talent.