WNBA point guard Courtney Vandersloot announced on social media she is signing with the New York Liberty for the upcoming WNBA season. The veteran point guard is joining a star-studded roster that recently added two-time WNBA champion Breanna Stewart and 2021 MVP Jonquel Jones, who will be joining 2022 WNBA All-Star Sabrina Ionescu. The details of Vandersloot’s contract are still being negotiated.
Vandersloot spent 12 seasons with the Chicago Sky, and shocked the WNBA on Jan. 31 when she announced she was leaving the team. Before Vandersloot joined the Sky they had never made the playoffs, or even had a winning season. – however, the four-time WNBA All-Star helped the Sky win its first title in franchise history in 2021. Vandersloot leaves Chicago as leader in games played (359), minutes (10,145), assists (2,385) and steals (457).
The Liberty is the only still-active original franchise that has not won a WNBA championship yet. However Breanna Stewart said earlier this week the Liberty hopes to change that this season: “Superteams are the new thing. We are just trying to make sure that we are as good as possible. We have all of our boxes checked. When you look at the talent, there is a lot of amazing players on this roster and we are going to go after the championship.”
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