Connecticut Sun Sign Jasmine Thomas to Multi-Year Deal

PALMETTO, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 24: Jasmine Thomas #5 of the Connecticut Sun dribbles during the second half of Game Three of their Third Round playoff against the Las Vegas Aces at Feld Entertainment Center on September 24, 2020 in Palmetto, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
(Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

Jasmine Thomas has signed a three-year deal to return to the Connecticut Sun.

According to Winsidr, Thomas signed a three-year, guaranteed contract worth $185,000 in 2021, $190,000 in 2022, and $190,000 in 2023. The five-foot-nine point guard is currently the third longest-tenured point guard in the league behind Sue Bird (Seattle) and Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago). Thomas has started 267 out of 323 WNBA games during her career, and every contest but one for the Sun since joining the franchise in 2015.

Thomas was drafted as the No. 12 overall pick of the 2011 WNBA draft by the Seattle Storm. After two seasons with the Washington Mystics, Thomas was traded to the Atlanta Dream until ending up in Connecticut two years later. During her ten-year career, Thomas has averaged 9.6 points, 3.6 assists in 25.7 minutes per game. 

Connecticut signed Alyssa Thomas to a four-year deal earlier this week, despite her recent Achilles injury. Thomas is expected to miss the 2021 season as she rehabs. The Sun currently have their core of Jasmine Thomas, Alyssa Thomas, and DeWanna Bonner all signed to long-term deals. The potential to core Jonquel Jones in the future would maintain their “Big Four” in hopes of a WNBA championship run.

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Rachel Galligan is a basketball analyst at BetMGM, HERO Sports, and Winsidr, focusing on college hoops and the WNBA. She’s a former D1 standout at Eastern Illinois University, a three-time Hall of Famer, professional basketball player, and collegiate coach. Rachel also has served as a color analyst for ESPN, OVC Sports Network, and Mountain West Network.