The Liz Cambage industry saga is in the end over.
The 6-foot-Eight Australian has been traded from Dallas to Las Vegas for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and the Aces’ first two selections in 2020, in keeping with an individual accustomed to the location. The individual spoke to The Related Press on situation of anonymity Thursday since the deal hasn’t been introduced.
Cambage, who completed 2d at the back of Breanna Stewart in WNBA MVP voting closing yr, stated in January she now not sought after to play in Dallas. After to begin with announcing she would pass simplest to Los Angeles, Cambage modified her thoughts and authorized this transfer.
Attainable offers the previous few weeks that by no means materialized had weighed on Cambage, who took to social media with emotional posts this week.
The 27-year-old middle set a league report closing season by way of scoring 53 issues in opposition to New York. She averaged 23 issues and nine.7 rebounds closing yr.
The transfer offers the Aces an impressive frontcourt by way of pairing Cambage with rookie of the yr A’ja Wilson.
Dallas receives some extent guard in Jefferson and a skilled publish participant in Harrison. Jefferson used to be the No. 2 pick out within the 2016 draft by way of the franchise when it used to be in San Antonio. She averaged 13.nine issues as a rookie however injured her knee in 2017.
She used to be restricted to only 16 video games closing season. Harrison used to be the No. 12 pick out in 2015 by way of Phoenix, however ignored her rookie season with a knee damage. She had a breakout yr in 2017, averaging 11.four issues and six.four rebounds. She sat out closing season as a result of a scientific factor.
Cambage used to be the No. 2 pick out within the 2011 draft. She performed that season and in 2013 for the Tulsa Surprise however sat out in 2012 and once more from 2014-2017. The franchise moved to Dallas in 2016. Cambage returned to the WNBA closing season with Dallas and get on well with Wings trainer Fred Williams. Cambage took it arduous when Williams used to be fired a couple of weeks earlier than the tip of the season. Williams is an assistant with the Sparks.
After closing season, Cambage left the door open not to returning to the WNBA, bringing up the league’s low salaries. She excelled for Australia finally fall’s FIBA International Cup, serving to the crew earn a silver medal. Cambage informed the AP on the International Cup she would take a while to come to a decision whether or not she sought after to return again the WNBA.
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