(photo credit / Juan Ocampo – NBAE via Getty Images) Los Angeles Sparks make breaking news in the City of Angels as they announce the release of the four – time All-Star and former MVP candidate, Liz Cambage. Cambage has agreed to terminate her contract from the Los Angeles Sparks Tuesday calling it the “Divorce”. Sparks manager Eric Holoman said, “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.” Cambage signed with the Sparks in free agency the past offseason. However, at the time, the Sparks Head Coach was Derek Fisher. He was very excited about the sign of the 6’8″ center. He asked “Is it going to be great?” Fisher asked on the team’s preseason media day. “Or is it going to implode?” Well, unfortunately it didn’t take us long to find out. In the WNBA standings the Sparks hold the # 6 spot in their conference. Currently, Cambage’s career in the league is not certain the remainder of the season unless a contending team wants to sign the 30 year old center. Cambage averages 13.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.6 blocks per contest.
Cambage was drafted second in 2011, however she only played in the 2011 and 2013 seasons. Before taking a pause from the WNBA to compute her career in China, she then ultimately played for the Australian National Team. It was rumored that Cambage used hard-hearted remarks toward her fellow teammates on the Nigerian team that led to physical assault. Cambage has denied these accusations. She made the All-Star team in 2019 playing for the Las Vegas Aces.
The Sparks have nine games remaining in the regular season. They have missed the playoffs last year surprisingly.