The Washington Mystics reached a multiyear deal with free-agent guard Brittney Sykes, according to multiple reports on Sunday.
Sykes, 28, has an 11.1 career scoring average in 182 games (115 starts) over six seasons with the Atlanta Dream (2017-19) and Los Angeles Sparks (2020-22).
Sykes and other free agents can't formally sign with teams until Wednesday.
Last season, Sykes averaged 12.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 32 games (24 starts) for the Sparks.
Her top scoring mark was 13.9 as a rookie in 2017.
Sykes also is a standout defender and was WNBA All-Defensive First Team in 2021 and a second-team selection in both 2020 and 2022. She led the WNBA in total steals in both of the past two seasons, accumulating 58 in 2021 and 65 last season.
--Field Level Media