Atlanta Dream sign veteran forward Candice Dupree
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream signed seven-time All-Star Candice Dupree on Monday.
The 16-year veteran, who was waived by Seattle earlier this month, is fourth all-time in games played in WNBA history with 484 and fourth on the career scoring list with 6,822. She has averaged 14.1 points and 6.4 rebounds in her career.
After being a primary contributor early in the season, Dupree saw her playing time diminish significantly towards the end of her stay with the emergence of Ezi Magbegor.
“I’m excited to be reunited with Candice after coaching her in college at Temple University,” interim head coach Darius Taylor said. “Candice brings championship experience, professionalism and a great basketball IQ to our team. She will add scoring, depth and stability to our post play. We are excited to welcome future Hall-of-Famer Candice to the Atlanta Dream.”
Taylor took over when previous interim coach Mike Petersen stepped down for health reasons on Saturday night.
Dupree won an WNBA championship with the Phoenix Mercury in 2014.
Atlanta entered the Olympic break at 6-13 and has lost four straight games.