WNBA: Sue Bird agrees to contract with Storm -- report

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Posted at Feb 01 2021 09:26 AM

WNBA: Sue Bird agrees to contract with Storm -- report 1
Sue Bird #10 of the Seattle Storm before the game against the Las Vegas Aces in Game Three of the WNBA Finals on October 6, 2020 at Feld Entertainment Center in Palmetto, Florida. Ned Dishman, NBAE via Getty Images/AFP

Sue Bird will return to the WNBA champion Seattle Storm for an 18th season.

Yahoo Sports reported Sunday that the 40-year-old Bird, a free agent, and the Storm have agreed in principle to a contract. Terms were not disclosed.

WNBA teams can begin signing free agents on Monday.

Bird averaged 9.8 points, 5.2 assists and 1.7 rebounds last year.

Bird was the No. 1 pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft after winning two NCAA titles at UConn. She is a four-time WNBA champion and has four Olympic gold medals to go with 11 WNBA All-Star selections.

Bird has played in an NBA-record 519 games and is the league's all-time leader in assists with 2,888 and minutes played with 16,430.

She has career averages of 12.1 points and 5.6 assists per game.

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