INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Fever have signed three-year WNBA veteran forward Asia Taylor to a free agent contract, as announced by general manager and head coach Pokey Chatman. In a corresponding move, the Fever waived third-year guard Jazmon Gwathmey.
Taylor, who has played during parts of three WNBA seasons with Minnesota, Connecticut and Washington, was a part of the Fever’s training camp in 2016. She averaged 10.5 points and six rebounds through two preseason games with Indiana but was blocked on a roster that included All-Stars Tamika Catchings and Marissa Coleman at the small forward position.
Drafted by Minnesota in the third round (36th overall) of the 2014 WNBA Draft, Taylor has played in 50 games over three seasons, and made six playoff appearances. She appeared in 22 games with the Lynx during her rookie campaign and finished the 2016 season with Connecticut for four games in September. She was signed by the Mystics for the 2017 season and was a reserve through 24 regular season games and four playoff bouts as Washington advanced to the WNBA Semifinals. She was waived by the Mystics in training camp this season.
Taylor has played overseas each winter since the 2014-15 season, seeing time in Italy, Israel, South Korea, Australia and Turkey. She will join the Fever on its West Coast road trip beginning Monday.