The New York Liberty made their first transaction of the offseason, as they’re set to bring back Rebecca Allen for a fifth season.
The New York Liberty will welcome back one of their veteran free agents in 2019, as Rebecca Allen is set to rejoin the squad.
According to Rachel Galligan of HERO Sports and WNBAinsidr, the Liberty are set to re-sign the guard/forward for a fifth year in New York. The team has yet to confirm.
BREAKING: Rebecca Allen has resigned with the Liberty for 2019. #WNBAFreeAgency
— Rachel Galligan (@RachGall) February 7, 2019
A Victoria native, Allen entered the WNBA in 2015. Over her career, she has averaged 3.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.
Last season, Allen appeared in 28 games, the highlight being a 16-point, four-rebound showing in an Aug. 12 visit to Atlanta.
Allen later partook in the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain, one of three Liberty players to do so. She helped guide the Australian squad to the silver medal and finished second on the team in points with 8.8 per game.
In the quarterfinal win over China in the knockout round, Allen had 16 points, one of two double-figure performances. Sandy Brondello, head coach of the Phoenix Mercury and the Australian national squad, remarked during World Cup preparation that Allen was “a scorer, but her length can create issues on defense as well”.
The veteran Allen, who goes by the nickname “Spida”, has spent the WNBA offseason in Europe playing for Polish club Arka Gdynia. Reports had circulated that she had suffered an ACL injury, but these updates were unconfirmed.
In another New York transaction reported by Galligan, the Liberty also signed guard Kelly Farris to a training camp contract for a second straight season. Farris was a first-round pick of the Connecticut Sun in 2013, after winning two national titles with the University of Connecticut.