UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- The Associated Press is reporting that the Connecticut Sun has traded 2012 WNBA MVP Tina Charles to New York, in return for Kelsey Bone, the No. 5 overall draft pick in 2013, plus whoever New York selects with its No. 4 pick this year and a first-round draft pick next year. The story was attributed to unnamed sources, but was repeated by ESPN at the top of its draft broadcasst.
Charles is said to have been unhappy in Connecticut and seeking a trade since the Sun fired long-time head coach Mike Thibault a year ago. It is unclear whether the trade will have much affect on the outcome of this year's draft, in which most believe the Sun are likely to tap Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike with the No. 1 pick. The Sun still have a hole at the power forward position due to the injury of Asjha Jones.
Connecticut is now on the clock.