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Mystics Trade for Former WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne

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    Elena Delle Donne with Team USA at the Rio Olympics.

    The Washington Mystics acquired Elena Delle Donne from the Chicago Sky for Stefanie Dolson, Kahleah Copper and the No. 2 pick in this year's draft.

    The 2015 WNBA MVP is arguably the biggest name to ever be traded in the 21-year history of the league. Thursday's move brings Delle Donne closer to her native Delaware.

    Delle Donne averaged 21.5 points and seven rebounds per game last season for the Sky, helping them reach the playoffs. She missed the postseason after thumb surgery.

    The 6-foot-5 forward continues to deal with the lingering effects of Lyme disease she has battled since 2008. It forced her to leave China less than 48 hours after she arrived there earlier this month to play in the country's professional basketball league.

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