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Mystics acquire Queen Egbo from Fever for Amanda Zahui B.

UNCASVILLE, CT - MAY 30: Indiana Fever forward Queen Egbo (4) looks on before a WNBA Commissioner's Cup game between the Indiana Fever and the Connecticut Sun on May 30, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. (Photo by Erica Denhoff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Mystics acquired Queen Egbo from the Indiana Fever for Amanda Zahui B. on Tuesday.

Egbo has appeared in 16 games this season for the Fever, averaging 2.9 points and 4.1 rebounds.

“This trade was an opportunity to acquire a young post talent that can complement our other post players,” General Manager Mike Thibault said. “In light of our injury situation, this trade becomes even more important.”

Washington’s post depth has been depleted with the hip strain to Shakira Austin and Elena Delle Donne’s rolled ankle.

“Queen is an elite rebounder, one of our biggest weaknesses, and she has been a good shot blocker and defender in her time at Indiana,” Thibault said.

Egbo was taken 10th in the 2022 WNBA draft by the Fever and was honored as part of the All-Rookie team last year.

Zahui B. played in 12 games after signing with the Mystics in February. She averaged 2.0 points and 1.4 rebounds this season.

“We thank Amanda for her short time here in DC. She has been a great professional and we wish her well in Indiana,” Thibault said.