FILE -Chicago Sky's Courtney Williams drives to the basket during...

FILE -Chicago Sky's Courtney Williams drives to the basket during a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun Wednesday, July 12, 2023, in Chicago. The Minnesota Lynx signed guard Courtney Williams and forward Alanna Smith on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024 adding two former Chicago Sky players in free agency. Credit: AP/Charles Rex Arbogast

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Lynx signed guard Courtney Williams and forward Alanna Smith on Thursday, adding two former Chicago Sky players in free agency.

The Lynx also re-signed forward Bridget Carlson, the day after they traded forward Tiffany Mitchell and the 19th pick in the WNBA draft to the Connecticut Sun for guard Natisha Hiedeman.

The 5-foot-8 Williams averaged 10.4 points and a career-high 6.3 assists in 40 games last season for the Sky. She also has a career average of 5.4 rebounds over eight seasons in the league with four teams. Williams ranked fourth in the WNBA in 2023 in 3-point shooting (44.3%).

The 6-foot-4 Smith had a career-best season last year, her fifth in the league, with averages of 9.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks for the Sky. She was a finalist for the WNBA's Most Improved Player award.

Carleton returns for her sixth season with the Lynx.

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