The Dallas Wings have acquired Kristine Anigwe from the Connecticut Sun in exchange for Theresa Plaisance, the team announced today.
“This deal brings us a young and athletic post player who will fit well into Coach Agler’s system,” Dallas Wings President & CEO Greg Bibb stated. “We believe Kristine is an elite rebounder with tremendous potential on both sides of the ball and we are excited for her to continue to develop her game as a member of the Wings organization. In addition, this transaction will deliver flexibility moving forward as we continue to shape our roster for the future.”
Anigwe was the ninth overall pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft by the Sun out of the University of California. She was the 2019 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year at Cal. The six-foot-four forward/center led the country in rebounding her senior year at a 16.2 clip and was the conference’s second leading scoring with 22.3 points a game, good enough for the ninth best average in the nation. She also left Berkley as the team’s all-time leader scorer. Anigwe has appeared in 17 contests for the Sun this season, averaging 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds per game in 7.1 minutes played.
“Theresa has been a part of our team for six seasons and has worked tirelessly to transform herself from a third-round draft pick into a WNBA starter,” Bibb stated. “We greatly appreciate the contributions she has made to our organization both on and off the court and we wish her well moving forward.”
The Wings hit the road this week for a pair of away contests, the first coming at Seattle on August 8 and then at Phoenix on August 10.