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Wings acquire WNBA champion Erin Phillips from Sparks

New Dallas Wings player Erin Phillips in action for the Los Angeles Sparks against the Seattle Storm in a WNBA basketball game Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Seattle.
New Dallas Wings player Erin Phillips in action for the Los Angeles Sparks against the Seattle Storm in a WNBA basketball game Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Seattle. AP

The Dallas Wings announced on Tuesday the acquisition of two-time WNBA champion Erin Phillips from the Los Angeles Sparks, in exchange for Riquna Williams.

As part of the deal, the Wings also received the fifth overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft and the Sparks’ first-round pick in 2017. Dallas will give Los Angeles the sixth pick in the 2016 draft.

“We thank Riquna for her contributions while being very excited to add Erin Phillips to the Dallas Wings organization,” President and CEO David Swatzell said in a statement. “This deal provides us with a veteran guard who can play both the one and two positions. Erin is an experienced leader with a championship pedigree.”

Phillips enters her ninth year in the league with career averages of 6.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

Along with her two championships, she has also competed in the Olympics for her native Australia. Phillips looks to make the roster for this year’s Rio games.

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