Las Vegas Aces waives Emma Cannon and signs Joyner Holmes
The Aces have given up on forward Emma Cannon and sign Joyner Holmes in a matching roster move, the team announced on Saturday afternoon.
Holmes, 23, was the No.19 pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft and played the 2020 season with New York Liberty. In 19 games, the 6-foot-3 forward averaged 2.9 points in 10 minutes per game. She was dismissed by Liberty on May 12 after a game in which she played for five minutes.
Holmes played college basketball in Texas from 2016-2020 and was one of the best players in the Big 12. She averaged 13.1 points and 8.7 rebounds as a senior in 2019-2020 and adds from size and athleticism to the frontcourt of Aces.
Cannon, 31, signed with the Aces last September and played in a regular season game before becoming a playoff rotation player following an injury to reigning sixth woman of the year Dearica. Hamby. She averaged 14.3 minutes in six playoff games last fall and scored 17 points in a 104-91 loss to the Seattle Storm in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals.
Cannon returned to Aces training camp this spring and secured one of the last spots in the roster. The 6-2 wing has played three games this season, averaging 5.7 minutes and 2.0 points.
She played nine minutes Friday in a 113-77 victory over Indiana Fever.