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Atlanta Dream Suspends Chennedy Carter Indefinitely

Dream guard Chennedy Carter was suspended for ‘conduct detrimental to the team,’ the franchise announced Monday.

During the Dream’s 118-95 loss to the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday, Spencer Nusbaum of The Next reported that Carter got heated when a player tried to talk to her during a first-quarter timeout. Khristina Williams of Girls Sports Talk TV also reported there was an altercation on the Atlanta bench during Sunday’s game, though didn’t specify Carter was involved.

Carter exited Atlanta’s loss to Las Vegas early and did not play in the second half. The team announced that the absence was not injury-related. Following the game, head coach Mike Petersen said Carter’s absence is “something we’re dealing with and that’s all I can say.”

Carter was selected by the Dream with the No. 4 pick in the 2020 WNBA draft. She was named to the WNBA All-Rookie team in 2020 after averaging 17.4 points per game. She became the youngest player in WNBA history to score 30 points in a game when she scored her way to 35 against Seattle in August 2020.

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