Las Vegas Aces updated depth chart after landing veteran guard Tiffany Hayes

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Looking at the Las Vegas Aces updated depth chart after acquiring veteran guard Tiffany Hayes

WNBA veteran Tiffany Hayes has been added to the Las Vegas Aces roster as the team pursues a rare three-peat in the WNBA. The news was announced via social media, with the Las Vegas Aces and ESPN both dropping news on Friday morning about the signing. After taking a year off to enjoy retirement, Hayes is now back in the league in a big way.

The news came as something of a shock to WNBA fans given that Hayes hasn't played since last season, after which she announced her retirement. In addition, after spending 10 of her 11 years in the league with the Atlanta Dream, the decision to sign with the Aces took many fans by surprise.

Now, she will join a Las Vegas Aces team led by some of the best names in women's basketball, such as A'ja Wilson and Kelsey Plum. Of course, as with any new signing, the roster move could shake up the Aces' depth chart and rotations for this season.

Following the news of Tiffany Hayes' acquisition, let's take a look at the Aces' updated depth chart for the remainder of the season. As you can see, Hayes will likely be coming off the bench as the team's backup shooting guard while Kelsey Plum continues to start for the team:

Starter2nd3rd
PGChelsea Gray Dyaisha Fair
SGKelsey PlumTiffany HayesKierstan Bell
SFJackie YoungAlysha ClarkEmma Cannon
PFA'Ja WilsonCayla GeorgeKate Martin
C Kiah StokesMegan Gustafson

Looking at how Tiffany Hayes can help the Las Vegas Aces to three-peat in the WNBA Finals

Throughout WNBA history, only one team has accomplished the ultra-rare three-peat: The Houston Comets. From 1997 to 2000 the team rattled off three straight titles led by a big three of Cynthia Cooper, Tina Thompson and Sheryl Swoopes.

Since then, no WNBA team has been able to win three straight; however, the Aces are aiming to change that. Following their impressive championship run last season, which saw them go back-to-back in the NBA Finals, the team has started this season off with a bang, posting a 4-1 record.

While the Connecticut Sun, who are undefeated, remain atop the WNBA standings, the Aces' 80.0% win percentage sees the team sitting in second place.

With the addition of Tiffany Hayes, the team will add some serious depth at the shooting guard spot off the bench. As a two-time NCAA champion and 2017 All-Star, Tiffany Hayes will provide some valuable minutes for the Aces.

After shooting 47.6% from the field and 36.6% from downtown last season on 12.1 points per game, Hayes will look to pick up where she left off with her efficiency. As a player who showed statistically that she can improve year after year, it will now be interesting to see how she plays after deciding to retire last season.

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