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Chicago Sky trade Imani Boyette and Tamera Young to Atlanta Dream

On Monday, the Atlanta Dream announced that they have acquired Imani Boyette and Tamera Young from the Chicago Sky. The Dream traded forward Jordan Hooper and its first-round draft pick in 2018 for the two Chicago players.

“Hooper is a versatile shooter who is skilled at both forward positions,” Amber Stocks, head coach for the Sky, said in a statement. “Gaining an additional first-round pick to our already talent-rich 2018 roster further strengthens our impact.”

Hooper will join the Sky after playing in 15 games this WNBA season averaging 3.1 pointer per game and shooting 37.2 percent in 6.2 minutes per game for the Dream.

Center Boyette and forward Young will head to Atlanta both as promising rebounders for Michael Cooper’s team.

“It is tough to give up a shooter like Jordan Hooper but we need help rebounding,” Cooper said. “[Imani] Boyette provides us size with the ability to defend and rebound, while [Tamera] Young is a veteran presence that is a hard-nosed player, who can not only rebound but also knock down the mid-range jumper.”

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The Dream travel to Minnesota on Thursday to play the Lynx at 8 p.m and the Sky travel to Indiana on Friday to play the Fever at 6 p.m. CT.

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