The first day of free agency proved to be a success for the Dallas Wings. On Monday, the Wings announced the re-signing of Moriah Jefferson and Megan Gustafson, as each player signed a multi-year deal to remain with the ball club.
Acquired in a trade last offseason in exchange for Liz Cambage, Jefferson is set to make her debut with the Wings after missing the entire 2019 season due to injury.
As the No. 2 overall pick during the 2016 WNBA Draft, Jefferson has averaged 10.5 points and 3.8 assists per game while shooting 44.2 percent from the floor across 71 career games playing for the San Antonio Stars/Las Vegas Aces.
“I am super excited to get back on the court,” Jefferson said. “I never thought I would get the chance to be back home in Dallas, getting to play with a great organization and in front of a great city with amazing fans. I can’t wait to get started and see what the year has in store for us.”
Gustafson is rejoining the Wings after averaging 3.0 points in 10 minutes of action during the 2019 season. Coming short of her first career double-double, the Wisconsin native tallied 11 points and eight rebounds in back-to-back games (7/30 at Las Vegas and 8/1 vs. New York) during her rookie campaign.
“I am very excited to come back to Dallas,” Gustafson said. “I developed and learned so much last season. Currently I am working hard to implement everything, and I have gained confidence during my time overseas. I am comfortable with the team and coaches, and I feel an extra motivation this upcoming year to prove myself. I believe that I’m meant to be with this program and I’m looking forward to this summer. See you soon Wings Nation.”
In addition to the signings of Jefferson and Gustafson, the Wings also closed a deal on Imani McGee-Stafford, Karlie Samuelson and Morgan Bertsch on the first day of WNBA free agency.
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