The Seattle Storm have officially announced that Breanna Stewart will stay for one more year on a super-max contract worth $228,094, according to Richard Cohen from Her Hoop Stats.
Never a doubt! ?#TheQueen is ???? in Seattle! ?
— Seattle Storm (@seattlestorm) February 2, 2022
Sources confirm that Breanna Stewart signed for one-year, protected, $228,094 – i.e. the supermax – as initially reported by @ChrisBHaynes. Will be a true unrestricted free agent again in 12 months, unless Seattle move Jewell Loyd to open up their core designation. #WNBA
— Richard Cohen (@RichardCohen1) February 2, 2022
Both Stewart and her teammate Jewell Loyd had conversations with the New York Liberty but in the end they will stay in Seattle for the near future.
As of now, the Storm has retained most of their core and in the next few days, they should announce Sue Bird to be back and try to compete for another championship before she retires. Seattle won the title during the Wubble season but in 2021 lost in the Second Round against the Phoenix Mercury.
“I’m excited to be back with my team to fight for another Championship and to play at Climate Pledge Arena,” said Stewart on a press release. “We have unfinished business and we’re all ready to get to work.”
Stewart, a three-time All-Star and league MVP, is one of the most important players in Seattle, leading the team in scoring since her rookie season.