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Monday, June 14, 2010

Plennette was cranky in Tulsa, so now she's in New York.
The New York Liberty has acquired forward Plenette Pierson from the Tulsa Shock in exchange for forward Tiffany Jackson, it was announced today by team president and general manager Carol Blazejowski.

Pierson, 28, is a two-time WNBA Champion, having won the title with Detroit in 2006 and 2008. She has a career average of 8.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg and 1.2 apg through 204 games. Pierson won the inaugural WNBA Sixth Woman Award in 2007. The Kingwood, TX native was originally selected as the No. 4 overall pick in the 2003 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury. She was traded to the Shock on June 29, 2005 by the Mercury in exchange for Andrea Stinson and the Shock's 2006 second round pick.

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to add another player with championship experience to our roster,” said Blazejowski. "Plenette has proven to be an aggressive force in the paint during her professional career, and will help fortify our front court."

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