Defending champions Seattle Storm add veteran Candice Dupree


SEATTLE — The Seattle Storm signed seven-time All-Star Candice Dupree on Monday, providing the defending WNBA champs with another veteran presence for the upcoming season.

Dupree has spent 15 seasons in the WNBA, the past three with Indiana. She started her career with Chicago before spending seven seasons playing in Phoenix. Terms of her deal with the Storm were not disclosed.

“To be 15 years in and have an opportunity to play for a contender and compete for a back-to-back championship is awesome,” Dupree said in a statement.

Dupree has averaged 14.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game over the course of her career. She was an All-Star selection three times with Chicago (2006, 2007, 2009), three times with Phoenix (2014, 2015, 2016) and once in Indiana (2019). Last season with Indiana, Dupree started all 22 regular-season games and averaged 12.5 points and 5.7 rebounds for the Fever.

Dupree’s signing came on the day the Storm announced veteran Crystal Langhorne is retiring after 13 seasons in the league. Langhorne spent the final seven seasons of her career with Seattle and won a pair of WNBA titles.

The team said Langhorne will move into the newly created position of director of community engagement with the franchise’s Force4Change initiative.

“I truly believe in the Force4Change initiative and I’m ready to help create meaningful change,” Langhorne said in a statement. “Our organization has shown its dedication to fighting racism and I’m honored to be able to continue that fight.”

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