Las Vegas Aces say they are cooperating with WNBA in probe over Dearica Hamby's discrimination allegations

COLLEGE PARK, GA - MAY 13: Dearica Hamby #5 of the Las Vegas Aces looks on before the game against the Atlanta Dream on May 13, 2022 at the Gateway Center Arena in College Park, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Dale Zanine/NBAE via Getty Images)

(CNN)The Las Vegas Aces said they are cooperating with the Women's National Basketball Association in the investigation into claims made by player Dearica Hamby, who said the team discriminated against her for getting pregnant.

The Aces confirmed Wednesday that they are aware of the investigation launched by the WNBA and will assist the league with any information requested.
"As an organization whose mission is to support and celebrate the tremendously talented women in our league, we take seriously our responsibility to hold ourselves to the highest professional standards," the Aces said in a statement Wednesday.
    Also Wednesday, the WNBA confirmed the investigation is underway after it was announced last month.
      "The WNBA is currently conducting an investigation involving the Las Vegas Aces in connection with allegations raised in a recent social media post by Dearica Hamby," a WNBA spokesperson told CNN on Wednesday.
        After getting traded to the Los Angeles Sparks last month, Hamby claimed the Aces discriminated against her for getting pregnant.
        "Being traded is a part of the business. Being lied to, bullied, manipulated, and discriminated against is not. I have had my character and work ethic attacked," Hamby wrote in an Instagram post.
          Hamby signed a two-year contract extension with the Aces in June. She said she was accused of signing the extension while knowing she was pregnant, which she denied in her post.