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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