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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

WNBA: Atlanta Dream releases All-Star forward Holdsclaw

Associated Press

ATLANTA Chamique Holdsclaw's brief WNBA tenure with Atlanta is over.

The six-time All-Star was released on Wednesday by the Dream after coach Marynell Meadors said the forward asked for a trade three days prior to training camp and did not report to the team.

Meadors, who said she was surprised by Holdsclaw's trade request, says she tried to workout a deal for the team's second-leading scorer.

The 32-year-old Holdsclaw came out of retirement and averaged 13.9 points a game last season, helping the Dream go from four wins in their inaugural season to 18 and a playoff berth last year. For her career, the 10-year veteran has averaged 17.3 and 7.9 rebounds.

The Dream signed 6-foot-5 center Yelena Leuchanka, who played on the Belarusian team.