The Connecticut Sun announced themselves as contenders when they traded for DeWanna Bonner.
After a stellar career with the Phoenix Mercury which included three All-Star appearances, DeWanna Bonner has been traded to the Connecticut Sun for three first-round picks. Bonner was also a huge part of the 2009 and 2014 championships.
Apparently, the price for Bonner, who led the NBA in minutes last season is the seventh and tenth pick in this season’s WNBA draft and then the Connecticut Sun’s first-round pick in 2021.
This move was a surprise for the Mercury, they had a horrific year lear season with injury, especially to Diana Taurasi. They are looking to reload for when the greatest two-guard ever to play the game retires.
Bonner has gone to a team that was only one piece away from taking the championship last season. She will team up with Jonquel Jones and Alyssa Thomas in the frontcourt which will be one of the most feared in the WNBA next season.
The backcourt of the Sun will be weaker with only Jasmine Thomas returning from last season. Courtney Williams was traded to the Atlanta Dream and in the three-team trade, the Sun got Briann January.
January is one of the top perimeter defenders in the league and has the ability to hit a three given space, which is something she will have plenty of this season with this starting five.
Bonner will fit in well with this offense, her ability to shoot the 3-ball gives the Sun four out of five starters who are good from deep. Only Alyssa Thomas is not elite from the outside but she is a facilitator.
There have been questions asked about how Bonner and Thomas will fit together on the same court. Bonner will slide over to the wing, like she did last season and Thomas will still be the solid paint presence she was last season.
It is going to be very difficult to stop this Sun team this season. Bonner raises them to the next level.