Delle Donne signs four-year deal with Mystics
2/11/2020 5:19:21 PM EST
Reigning MVP Elena Delle Donne signed a four-year contract to remain with the Washington Mystics, the team said Tuesday.
Delle Donne averaged 19.5 points and 8.3 rebounds last season while leading the Mystics to their first WNBA title.
Financial terms weren't divulged. Delle Donne made $117,000 last season, according to spotrac.com.
"Last year bringing a Mystics championship home to D.C. was beyond special. The fans who supported us, and the closeness we had as a team, how hard we all worked together led to an incredible outcome," Delle Donne said in a statement. "... I'm thrilled to be returning for another four years and look forward to defending our title this season in front of the best fans in the world."
The 6-foot-5 Delle Donne is a two-time MVP and six-time All-Star. She won her first MVP award with the Chicago Sky in 2015. She was traded to Washington prior to the 2017 season.
"Elena is the most impactful player in the history of the Washington Mystics and her commitment to us three years ago set the stage for us to make our championship run possible," coach Mike Thibault said in a statement. "I am thrilled that she has signed with us for four more years and will lead us as we continue to build on the culture of excellence that we have established here in D.C."
Delle Donne underwent back surgery on Jan. 24 and is expected to be recovered prior to the start of the 2020 season in May. Washington opens against the Los Angeles Sparks on May 16.
Delle Donne has career averages of 20.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in 190 games (183 starts).
--Field Level Media