Brittney Griner has never been happier to be caught traveling. She’s coming home. In recent history’s most anticipated give and go, the US has given Russia arms dealer Viktor Bout in exchange for letting Brittney Griner go, and with that, a BG’s reunion is imminent. President Biden celebrated the prisoner swap with a tweet: “Moments ago I spoke to Brittney Griner. She is safe. She is on a plane. She is on her way home.” AP: WNBA star Griner freed in swap for Russian arms dealer Bout. The crossover wasn’t exactly a fast break, but it’s a good time to celebrate Griner’s release. It’s also a good time to consider how many people are rotting in America’s jails for ridiculous drug possession charges.

+ It’s a Bout Time: “Griner was accused of entering an airport near Moscow in February with vape cartridges containing less than a gram of cannabis oil in her luggage, which is illegal in Russia. Her lawyers said it was prescribed to treat chronic pain and other conditions. Bout, 55, is the most notorious arms dealer of his time, accused of profiting off weapons that fueled conflict in Africa, the Middle East and Asia … What’s less clear, however, is exactly why Russia cares so much about Bout. When CIA Director William J. Burns, at the Aspen Security Forum in July, was asked why Russia wanted Bout, Burns responded: ‘That’s a good question, because Viktor Bout’s a creep.'” WaPo: Russia wanted Viktor Bout back, badly. The question is: Why?

+ The sports world reacts to Griner’s release.