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Jazmine Jones signs with Mystics

While the majority of WNBA free agents cannot officially sign their contracts until the WNBA free agent moratorium ends on February 1st, there are a few players who are able to sign their contracts right away. In the WNBA, reserved free agents are able to sign their contracts during the moratorium period. A restricted free agent is defined as a player who has three or fewer years of service in the league. Reserved free agents are a bit like restricted free agents in that they can choose to accept their qualifying offer or not, but the catch is that they can only negotiate with their current team. One of the reserved free agents is Jazmine Jones of the Washington Mystics, who has accepted her qualifying offer according to Rachel Galligan of Just Women’s Sports and Winsidr.

Jazmine Jones finished last season with the Mystics, but only saw playing time in one game. Her role on the team was extra insurance in the event of an injury to one of the rotation’s regulars. She had begun the 2022 season with the Connecticut Sun after being cut by the New York Liberty before the start of the season. She appeared in seven games for the Sun and averaged less than a point (0.9) per game. match.

Jones’ best season in the WNBA came during her rookie year in 2020 with the New York Liberty. Drafted 12th overall in the 2020 draft, Liberty saw immediate playing time in the bubble. Jones averaged 10.8 points per game. game, 4.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals while shooting 33.3 percent from three-point range.

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