As expected, former WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart is staying in Seattle. The superstar forward has agreed to a one-year, supermax contract with the Storm, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Teams were allowed to start negotiating with players on Jan. 15, but nothing can be made official until Feb. 1.
Stewart, who was the No. 1 overall pick by the Storm in 2016, has spent her entire career with the franchise. In just five seasons of action — she missed the entire 2019 season due to a torn Achilles tendon — she’s led the Storm to two titles, winning Finals MVP both times. In addition, she was Rookie of the Year in 2016, named MVP in 2018, has made three All-Star teams, four All-WNBA appearances and three All-Defensive teams.
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In short, even if she retired today she would still go down as one of the best players of all time, a fact that was cemented when she was named to the league’s 25th anniversary team last year. She was the youngest player to earn that honor, and one of just 10 active players on the list.
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