Among the Atlanta Dream's extremely eventful offseason, it is easy to look at the splash sign in Courtney Williams as a game changer for the Dream. And it is. But my favorite move was the free-agent signing of two-time WNBA All-Star Glory Johnson.
The 6-foot-3 forward is capable of playing multiple positions as she has expanded her game throughout her career. She has a proven ability to score, the biggest area the Dream needed help with following the 2019 season. Johnson's greatest attributes are her motor, rebounding ability and defensive versatility.
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"I want to welcome Glory, her twin daughters, Ava and Solei Diem and the rest of the Johnson family to Atlanta," said Atlanta Dream Head Coach Nicki Collen. "I am incredibly excited to coach her. Her toughness and desire to compete at both ends of the floor makes her a great fit for our Dream roster. She came into this league as an incredible athlete who scored mainly around the basket but has added a consistent three-point shot. Her ability to rebound, handle the ball and defend multiple positions gives us a versatile weapon to utilize in a variety of fun ways."
Johnson was drafted as the No. 4 overall pick in the 2012 WNBA Draft by then Tulsa (now the Dallas Wings franchise) and has spent the entirety of her career within the organization. In her first season in the league, she was named to the All-Rookie Team and was named a WNBA All-Star in 2013 and 2014. She is currently one of only 10 players in the league who have recorded 2,000 career points and 1,500 career rebounds.