All-Star forward Swin Cash is on her way to Chicago after a trade that netted the Seattle Storm the 2nd overall pick in the WNBA draft (Seattle Storm image)
In a blockbuster move, The Seattle Storm has dealt all-star forward Swin Cash and Le'coe Willingham to Chicago for the 2nd overall pick in the 2012 WNBA draft.

"We've spent a lot of time analyzing our current needs and what it will take to win another championship. We believe this trade positions us for short and long-term success by adding a lottery pick and creating a substantial amount of salary cap space for free agency," said Storm Head Coach and General Manager Brian Agler in a statement. "We are very thankful for the Swin and Le'coe's contributions to the success of the Storm, including the critical roles they played in helping us win the 2010 championship."

During four seasons in Seattle, Cash averaged 12.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. She represented the Storm in the 2009 and 2011 All-Star Games, earning MVP honors both times.

Willingham, signed as a free agent from the Phoenix Mercury on Feb. 9, 2010, averaged 6.0 points and 4.2 rebounds during two seasons with the Storm.

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