WNBA Legend Agrees To 'Contract Divorce' With Team
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Just after 16 games with the Phoenix Mercury , former WNBA
MVP Tina Charles suddenly finds herself on the open market .
" The 3 - times WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury & center Tina Charles
were ready to terms on a contract divorce , on Saturday
effective immediately the team said in a statement .
With Mercury GM Jim Pitman explaining : After discussions with Tina and her agent ,
47 it was best for both sides to go our different ways at this time .
Due to conditions both within and beyond of our control our season did not gone
as per our plan , and we will continue to pursue all ways for improvement .
Just in under 20 games with Phoenix this season , Charles earned 17.3 points
and 7.3 rebounds each contest . Both little below her future Hall of Fame career averages .
Charles signed a 1 year contract with Mercury back in February
after leading the WNBA in scoring last season .
The 33 - year - old should attract a lot of interest from teams around the league .
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