The Dallas Wings acquired Marina Mabrey from the Los Angeles Sparks for a 2021 second-round pick as announced late last week.
In a bit of a lopsided trade once initially announced in favor of the Wings. But the move opened up cap space and a roster spot for the Sparks to then sign WNBA veteran Seimone Augustus a day later. They also waived Alexis Jones who was then picked up by the Atlanta Dream.
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"Adding Marina provides us with another talented shooter who can play both guard positions," said Dallas Wings President Greg Bibb. "We are excited to welcome her to Dallas and look forward to watching her compete in training camp."
Mabrey will enter just her second season in the league with the Wings. The five-foot-eleven guard was drafted in the second round and the No. 19 overall pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks. She appeared in 31 games in her rookie season averaging four points and 11.5 minutes per game.
The move to Dallas also reunites Mabrey with her Notre Dame teammate Arike Ogunbowale in a move we are all here for as we watched the pair light up the women's basketball world during their collegiate careers in two Final Four appearances and a 2018 NCAA National Championship.
"I have enjoyed watching Marina play since her freshman year at Notre Dame," said Dallas Wings Head Coach Brian Agler. "She is extremely competitive, a great shooter and finds ways to be effective. She will have the opportunity to come in and compete for a roster spot and add to the depth of our roster."
Mabrey is currently playing with Latvian powerhouse TTT Riga where she is averaging 20 points per game this season.