Blockbuster trade sends Fowles to Lynx, de Souza to Sky

Big three-team trade:

The Minnesota Lynx, Chicago Sky and Atlanta Dream have agreed on a trade that sends center Sylvia Fowles and Chicago’s 2016 second-round pick to the Lynx. The Dream send Erika de Souza to the Sky, and the Lynx send forwards Damiris Dantas, Reshanda Gray and their 2016 first-round pick to the Dream.

So Fowles, who reportedly only wanted to be traded to Minnesota, gets her way.

De Souza, who has been under-producing in Atlanta, has a chance to shine in Chicago.

Dantas and Gray, who haven’t had a chance to play with the Lynx, may get that chance now.

Over the weekend, WNBA teams quietly took names off of rosters as they tried to trade, sign and otherwise upgrade in time for the July 29 trade deadline.

The Dream reportedly will waive Erica Wheeler and re-sign Delisha Milton-Jones.

It’s looking like the second half of the season will be entirely different from the first, in “a tale of two seasons” style.