NEW YORK, NY – MAY 24, 2016 – The New York Liberty has signed free agent forward Swin Cash to a rest of season contract, it was announced today by team President Isiah Thomas.
Cash was waived by the Liberty on May 11 in order for the team to meet its WNBA salary cap requirements. Per league rules, New York was required to wait a minimum of 10 days before Cash was eligible to re-sign with the team.
“It’s wonderful to finally be back on the court with my teammates,” said Cash. “I feel great physically and I’m looking forward to contributing to this young team, both on and off the court. As one of the charter teams of the WNBA, which is celebrating its’ 20th Anniversary, I think it’s going to be a great year for the New York Liberty and I’m happy to be part of that!”
“The New York Liberty is extremely fortunate Swin Cash will continue to be a valued member of our franchise and has decided to return to play for the remainder of the 2016 season,” said Thomas. “The sacrifice Swin made in order to help the Liberty put the best possible team on the court this year, while also building toward our future, is reflective of her leadership, why she is the consummate teammate, and respected as one of the greatest to play the game.”
Cash, originally acquired by New York from the Atlanta Dream in exchange for DeLisha Milton-Jones during the 2014 season, has appeared in 49 games for the Liberty, making 32 starts. Last year, Cash started 28-of-34 games played, averaging 4.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.
She ranks in the top-20 in WNBA history in nearly every major statistical category, and is currently 7th all-time with 448 games played and 12,849 in minutes. Cash is 14th in league history in scoring, as she closes in on 5,000-career points, currently sitting at 4,955.
Additionally, Cash is 10th all-time in rebounding (2,416) and 15th in assists (1,090). She boasts career averages of 11.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, and 2.4 apg.
A three-time WNBA Champion (2003, 2006, 2010) and four-time WNBA All-Star (2003, 2005, 2009, 2011), Cash has also won two Olympic gold medals with the U.S. Women’s Basketball National Team (Athens 2004, London 2012).