WASHINGTON (AP) — Mystics guard Bria Hartley will miss the remainder of the season because she is pregnant with her first child.
Hartley is averaging 6.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. The Mystics signed guard Leilani Mitchell after putting Hartley on the suspended list.
Mitchell averaged 11.3 points and 4.5 assists for Australia at the Olympics. She was drafted in 2008 by Phoenix before playing six seasons in New York. She was the league's most improved player in 2010 after averaging 9.3 points and 3.8 assists that season. She played for Phoenix in 2015.
The Mystics (9-15) are currently in the hunt for a playoff spot.
Washington also waived Tianna Hawkins who is currently in the league mandated concussion protocol. Hawkins is being evaluated by Mystics doctors and will continue to receive all of the needed medical benefits. She is averaging 4.7 points per game and 2.5 rebounds.
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