FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Indiana Fever's Shavonte Zellous moves the ball against the Seattle Storm during a WNBA basketball game in Seattle. After one of the most successful seasons in her career, leading Turkish power Galatasary to championships in both the domestic league and Euroleague, Zellous is now embroiled in a salary dispute. The club’s former president promised Zellous and her teammates that their bonuses would be doubled after Galatasary beat rival Fenerbahce. They’re still waiting for their money.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

FILE – In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Indiana Fever’s Shavonte Zellous moves the ball against the Seattle Storm during a WNBA basketball game in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

 NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty bolstered their backcourt, signing free agent guard Shavonte Zellous to a multiyear contract on Monday.

Zellous, a WNBA All-Star in 2013 and also the league’s most improved player that season, spent the previous five years with the Indiana Fever.

“I am excited to join the New York Liberty. I know the franchise and players are hungry to win a WNBA Championship, and share the same drive and determination I do to make that happen,” Zellous said. “Getting to play my home games in the ‘World’s Most Famous Arena,’ in front of such a passionate fan base, is an incredible opportunity. I am thankful for the five years I spent in Indiana, where we were able to accomplish a lot, and I created so many memories.”

 Zellous averaged 8.4 points last season to help the Fever reach the WNBA Finals. She will help the Liberty, who lost Epiphanny Prince to an ACL injury in November.

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