Angel McCoughtry has signed with the Las Vegas Aces, sources told Rachel Galligan of Winsidr.
Angel McCoughtry will in fact sign with the Las Vegas Aces according to sources.
— Rachel Galligan (@RachGall) February 10, 2020
The deal is likely for the multiple years at the max, according to sources. McCoughtry’s maximum salary is $185,000 because she is changing teams. The decision came down to Los Angeles and Lax Vegas, according to sources. Both LA and Vegas offered multiple years while several other teams, including Seattle, offered one-year deals.
McCoughtry is 33 years old and did not play in 2019 as she recovered from tearing her ACL in her left knee. She suffered the injury near the end of the 2018 season. She also sat out the 2017 WNBA season to rest. McCoughtry has returned to the court in 2020 with the USA Women’s National Team and Dynamo Kursk.
McCoughtry left Atlanta after the team decided not to use its core designation on her. McCoughtry played for the Atlanta for 10 years.
The Dream drafted her first overall in the 2009 Draft and quickly became Atlanta’s franchise player. She led the team to the WNBA Finals three times in 2010, 2011, and 2013. McCoughtry set the WNBA-record for most points in a playoff game with 42 points in the 2010 Conference Finals against New York.
McCoughtry is one of the greatest players in WNBA history. Vegas is hoping she can get them over the hump. The Aces lost in the semi-finals to the eventual champions, the Washington Mystics. Adding McCoughtry to a roster with Liz Cambage, A’ja Wilson, and Dearica Hamby (among others) should make Vegas one of the favorites to win the 2020 WNBA Championship.