WNBA star’s new contract could be announced next week

By RICHARD FAGANAssociated PressNew York Knicks forward Elena Delle Donne has signed a two-year, $6.5 million deal with the NBA, the league announced Friday.

Delle Donn, a 6-foot-7 center for the New York Knicks, signed the deal in advance of the start of training camp, league spokesman Brian Scalera said.

She joins teammate Carmelo Anthony as the only players in the league’s past five seasons with at least $6 million in guaranteed contracts.

The 29-year-old Delle has a combined 23.7 points and 6.6 rebounds this season and is averaging 11.5 points and 5.7 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game.

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