Just days after facing the Connecticut Sun with six available players, the Washington Mystics called in back up. On Thursday morning, the team announced, via press release, it had signed Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Megan Gustafson to seven-day contracts.
Walker-Kimbrough shouldn’t have too hard a transition back with the Mystics, which was the team that drafted her in 2017 with the sixth overall pick and the team she won a WNBA championship with in 2019.
In her three seasons with the Mystics she averaged 5.2 points and 1.2 rebounds in 80 games. Last April, the guard was acquired by the Phoenix Mercury and played in all but one of their 22 games. Walker-Kimbrough averaged career highs in points per game (7.3) and assists per game (1.5) with the Mercury. Walker-Kimbrough last played for the Connecticut Sun on a replacement contract, which was terminated just seven days later. She appeared in one game for Connecticut.
Gustafson is back with the Mystics after being waived by the team on June 28. The Center suited up for three games, averaging 4.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game. Gustafson was drafted by the Dallas Wings in 2019 with the 17th overall pick. In her first season with the team she appeared in 25 games, averaging 2.9 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. In her second season with the Wings she suited up in 9 games before being waived.
Washington’s current 12-player roster includes: Ariel Atkins, Tina Charles, Natasha Cloud, Elena Delle Donne, Megan Gustafson, Myisha Hines-Allen, Erica McCall, Leilani Mitchell, Theresa Plaisance, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Sydney Wiese and Shavonte Zellous.