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Mystics acquire Sydney Wiese, waive Sug Sutton

Washington trades a 2022 second round pick in exchange for the sharpshooter

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Sydney Wiese wil be coming to the Washington Mystics in a trade right before the start of the regular season.
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On Thursday, the Washington Mystics announced that they acquired Sydney Wiese from the Los Angeles Sparks in exchange for a future second-round pick. To make room in the roster, the Mystics also waived Sug Sutton. According to Rachel Galligan of WInsidr, this future second-round pick will be in 2022.

Wiese, a 6’0 guard, averaged 6.8 points per game for the Sparks in the 2020 WNBA season, where she also made 47.2 percent of her shots from the three-point line, making about 1.3 long-range shots per game. Over her four-year career, Wiese averaged 39.5 percent from the three-point line.

In a statement, General Manager and Head Coach Mike Thibault said “Sydney is a veteran guard with a winning background at every level. She can play three positions and perfectly fits our style of play. She had an excellent season with Los Angeles last year and we are looking forward to her bringing veteran experience to the Mystics.”

Wiese should be a good backcourt addition for the Mystics’ depth. Let us know what you think about her addition in the comments below.