Dupree traded to Fever as part of 3-way deal

Candice Dupree, then with Phoenix, drives around Minnesota Lynx's Rebekkah Brunson in the first quarter of a WNBA playoff semi-finals basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Doug Feinberg

NEW YORK (AP) — People with knowledge of the deal tell The Associated Press that the Phoenix Mercury have traded Candice Dupree to the Indiana Fever as part of a three-team deal that includes Connecticut.

The Fever also get the No. 17 pick in the draft while Phoenix receives Camille Little and Jillian Alleyne from the Sun. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because no official announcement has been made.

Connecticut receives Lynetta Kizer and the eighth pick in the draft.

Dupree has spent the last seven years playing for the Mercury after starting her career in 2006 with the Chicago Sky. The five-time All-Star has averaged 14.7 points, although she had a career low 11.3 last season. She helped the Mercury win a title in 2014.

Little will be playing for her fifth team. She averaged 7.8 points last season for the Sun.

Kizer averaged a career-best 9.6 points for Indiana last year.

The Indiana Fever confirmed the trade in a tweet welcoming Dupree to the team.


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