NEW YORK – JUNE 8, 2022 – The New York Liberty have acquired the draft rights to 6-3 forward Raquel Carrera from the Atlanta Dream in exchange for guard AD Durr. The player contract of Megan Walker was also acquired in the trade with the Dream and was subsequently waived by the Liberty.
After being sidelined the past two seasons, Durr, New York’s No. 2 overall pick in 2019, has logged 10 games in 2022 with the Liberty where they averaged 1.4 points over seven minutes per game.
“AD is truly one of the best people I have had the honor to know,” said Liberty General Manager Jonathan Kolb. “Seeing them grow and come into their own over the years has been so heartening. Their perseverance is second to none, and I wish them nothing but the absolute best as they enter the next chapter of their WNBA career.”
Carrera, Atlanta’s No. 15 overall selection in 2021, is yet to make her WNBA debut but has most recently played for Valencia Basket in Spain alongside Liberty guard Rebecca Allen. The 20-year-old forward averaged 6.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and an assist per game across 20 combined Liga Femenina Endesa and EuroCup contests this past season.
Following the trade, the Liberty signed guard Marine Johannès to a rest-of-season contract. Johannès, who last appeared with New York in 2019, averaged 7.2 points, 2.4 assists and 1.8 boards in 18.2 minutes per game over 19 contests while converting on 43.6% from the field and 37.9% from three in her first season in Seafoam.