The people say the Liberty will send Kelsey Bone and whoever New York picks fourth in Monday night's WNBA draft to Connecticut in deal for the 2012 league MVP. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been announced yet.
Charles, who is a native of New York, averaged 18.0 points and 10.1 rebounds last season.
Bone was New York's fifth pick in last year's draft and averaged 6.9 points and 5.4 rebounds in her rookie season.
The Sun also have the first pick in the draft Monday night.
Report: Tina Charles Traded To Liberty
Rebecca Lobo and Carolyn Peck break down the trade sending center Tina Charles from the Connecticut Sun to the New York Liberty.