The Atlanta Dream have signed forward Kaela Davis and guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough to contracts.
Davis, a 6-2 forward from Buford, Ga., returns to the Dream after joining the team midway through the 2020 season. She has averaged 5.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game over her four years in the WNBA.
She is currently playing with Maccabi Ra’anana in Israel, where she is averaging an impressive 21.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in the D1 league.
“Kaela didn’t get much of a chance to prove herself in the Wubble last season because of her late arrival and lack of practice time,” Head Coach Nicki Collen said. “Her size and versatility allows her to play multiple positions and we are excited to see what she can do for us.”
Prior to being selected 10th overall by the Dallas Wings in the 2017 WNBA Draft, Davis was a key member of the 2016-17 South Carolina Women’s Basketball team that won the NCAA Championship.
Walker-Kimbrough, a 5-9 guard from Maryland, has averaged 5.6 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game over her four-year WNBA career. She is the second WNBA Champion to join the Dream this season, joining her former Washington Mystics teammate Tianna Hawkins in Atlanta in 2021.
She is currently playing for Gorzow Wielkopolski in Poland in the 2020-21 offseason, where she is averaging 20.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 6.7 assists in EuroCup play and 18.7 points over seven ELBK league games.
“Shatori has proven to be a very good three-point shooter in this league with championship pedigree,” Head Coach Nicki Collen said. “Having a 3-and-D player is important for depth, and I believe with her length and athleticism she can help us at both ends of the floor. She is exceling in Poland right now and we are happy to welcome her to the Dream.”
Walker-Kimbrough was selected sixth overall by the Mystics in the 2017 WNBA Draft, and went on to earn a spot on the 2017 WNBA All-Rookie Team. She played for Washington for three years before joining the Phoenix Mercury prior to the 2020 WNBA season.
The Dream also waived forward Brittany Brewer and guard Mikayla Pivec.