Arike Ogunbowale agrees to multiyear extension with Dallas Wings; Stefanie Dolson to play for home state New York Liberty

Arike Ogunbowale has agreed to a multiyear extension with the Dallas Wings, Stefanie Dolson is coming home to play for the New York Liberty and the Los Angeles Sparks traded Gabby Williams to Seattle for Katie Lou Samuelson and the Storm's No. 9 pick in the draft amid a flurry of WNBA deals and moves Thursday.

Ogunbowale, 24, has averaged 19.9 points per game since being drafted fifth overall in 2019.

"We were proud to offer, and thrilled Arike accepted, a multiyear contract extension to remain with the Dallas Wings organization through at least the 2025 season," Wings president and CEO Greg Bibb said. "Arike has been one of the most prolific offensive players in the WNBA since she entered the league in 2019 and has delivered an all-time-caliber start to her career."

Dolson, 30, joined the Liberty after helping the Chicago Sky win last year's championship. Dolson, who grew and played high school basketball in New York state, averaged 7.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game while shooting 48.6% from the field and 94.7% from the foul line.

"Stef is the definition of New York tough," Liberty general manager Jonathan Kolb said. "We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome her back to her home state as an integral piece of the Liberty's future success. She is an incredibly talented player, and her experience, toughness and size will only add to our frontcourt."

Williams helped France win the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics last summer. She had been traded in 2021 from Chicago to Los Angeles before the season started. The trade also frees up money for the Sparks to pursue free agents.

In another deal, the Atlanta Dream re-signed forward Monique Billings. Billings was drafted in the second round by Atlanta in 2018 and has averaged 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.

"We are very excited to watch Mo continue to grow in a Dream uniform," general manager Dan Padover said. "She is an extremely hard worker who brings a ray of positivity to every room she enters. The way Mo shows up every day is the exact kind of passion we want this team to have, and we know her drive will continue to facilitate success on and off the court for both herself and for this franchise."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.