The Sparks have re-signed 15-year veteran Seimone Augustus, who contributed 5.9 factors whereas taking pictures 54.5% from 3-point vary in her first season with the staff.
Augustus, who helped the Minnesota Lynx win 4 WNBA titles, performed in 21 video games in the course of the 2020 season shortened by the pandemic. The 6-foot ahead / guard shot 49.1% from the sphere as he stabilized the second unit together with his « invaluable management expertise, » coach Derek Fisher stated in an announcement launched by the staff.
« She brings environment friendly outdoors photographs, group scoring and an elite basketball IQ on each ends of the court docket that shall be necessary to us subsequent season, » added Fisher, who can be the final supervisor of the Sparks. « We’re excited that he’s persevering with his historic profession in Los Angeles. »
Augustus, who will flip 37 earlier than the season begins, is an eight-time All-Star who was chosen No. 1 general by the Lynx within the 2006 WNBA draft. The previous faculty participant of the 12 months outdoors of Louisiana State is ranked 10th within the WNBA profession with 6,005 factors. She can be a three-time Olympic champion.
« I’m very excited to proceed my profession in Los Angeles and construct on what we began final season, » Augustus stated in an announcement supplied by the Sparks. “This group is filled with younger and veteran gamers able to compete and develop as a staff. I’m motivated to assist lead this group into the following period of Sparks basketball.
The Sparks have 13 gamers on the roster, though All-Star ahead Nneka Ogwumike must re-sign. The Sparks designated her as their « predominant » participant, giving them unique negotiating rights.
The staff misplaced three of its 5 unrestricted free brokers this month to Chelsea Grey, Candace Parker and Riquna Williams.
The Sparks added heart Amanda Zahui B., level guard Erica Wheeler and wing Bria Holmes in free company, whereas re-signing restricted free agent guard Brittney Sykes.
The opposite unrestricted free agent from the staff on final season’s roster is ahead Reshanda Grey, who was employed as a last-minute substitute for Chiney Ogwumike, whose contract expired whereas she was out of the 2020 season, however the Sparks maintain the unique bargaining rights.