The center Liz Cambage is going to her position with the Los Angeles Sparks during her first season with the team The team announced the news on Tuesday, calling it an agreement divorce Cambage chose to take.
“It is with support that we share Liz Cambage’s decision to terminate her contract with the organization,” Sparks managing partner Eric Holoman said in a statement. “We want what’s best for Liz and have agreed to part ways amicably. The Sparks remain excited about our core group and are focused on our run towards a 2022 playoff berth.”
A four-time All Star as well as a former MVP candidate played in 25 games with the Sparks this season, and was recovering from a bout of COVID-19. The average was 13.0 scores and 6.4 rebound in 23.4 minutes per game prior to her departure.
The 30-year-old, who has previously worked in Tulsa/Dallas, and Las Vegas, signed with the Sparks in February. He was the prized free-agent acquisition for the general manager at the time as well as head of the team Derek Fisher. Fisher was dismissed in June, 12 months into the campaign which led to Fred Williams — who was close to Cambage and was his replacement in the bench as an interim coach.
While the other player with a high profile to sign an agreement to divorce her contract during the season Tina Charles, quickly moved to the Seattle Storm after leaving the Phoenix Mercury, it remains unclear what her future plans are for Cambage with the WNBA. Cambage stated prior to her entry to the league back in 2011,, that she was interested in playing in L.A. which was a city she had admired due to its basketball scene and Hollywood culture from the time she was a child. Cambage was not a part of the WNBA in 2012, 2014-17 and the 2020 seasons, and was playing abroad with an Australian nation’s team. However, she has officially cut ties with the Opals after being accused of being engaged in an physical fight and verbal dispute in a scrimmage with a closed-door venue during the summer.
The Sparks are left with nine games in the regular season , and they are hoping to make the playoffs following their exit once in 10 years in the previous season. It is believed that the Sparks are currently ranked sixth on the WNBA standings as of the time of writing, with three teams in the process of beating them, and the best eight teams overall making the playoffs.