HIGH POST HOOPS (Ben Dull): With new contract, Dearica Hamby poised for ‘breakout year’ with Aces

LAS VEGAS (May 25, 2019)—The Las Vegas Aces had a relatively light to-do list entering this past offseason. Restricted free agent Dearica Hamby was a top priority, reflected in the new deal she signed with the team on the first day of 2019 free agency.

The Aces re-signed Hamby to a three-year guaranteed contract per the High Post Hoops salary database. Aces head coach and president of basketball operations Bill Laimbeer is looking forward to a big season from the fifth-year forward. Armed with the new contract, Hamby feels the same way.

“Definitely stability and security. I really wanted to be in Vegas so I’m glad it worked out,” Hamby told High Post Hoops after a recent practice. “Overall, just knowing there’s no more pressure. I just get to come out and play as hard as I can.”

“For a player of her caliber, we wanted her back,” Aces general manager Dan Padover told High Post Hoops at the team’s media day. “She knew that. She wanted to come back. It wasn’t anything hard to hammer out. We were happy to get her back.”

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