The Washington Mystics bolstered their frontcourt Friday by re-signing seven-time All-Star Tina Charles and acquiring forward Erica McCall from the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for a 2022 third-round pick, the team announced.
“When we traded for Tina last year, it was a big moment for our organization," Mystics coach and general manager Mike Thibault said in a statement. "It was disappointing for her and for us when she had to miss the 2020 season (due to medical exemption).
"Tina’s high-level preparation this offseason and her hunger to win a championship will be a huge catalyst for us to continue as one of the elite teams in the WNBA."
Charles, 32, averaged 16.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game with the New York Liberty in 2019, her most recent active season.
McCall, 25, played her first three seasons for the Indiana Fever and then split the 2020 campaign between the Atlanta Dream and Lynx. In four seasons, the Stanford product has averaged 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in just over 10 minutes per game.