Los Angeles Sparks and Liz Cambage split

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Los Angeles Sparks announced Tuesday that they have parted ways with 6-foot 8 center Liz Cambage of Australia.

Cambage, 30, has averaged 13.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 25 games this season since signing. with Los Angeles in Feb. 15. Now she has to get rejected before she becomes a free agent.

“It is with support that we share Liz Cambage’s decision to terminate her contract with the organization,” said Sparks managing partner Eric Holoman. “We want the best for Liz and have agreed to part amicably. The Sparks remain excited about our core group and are focused on our path to a 2022 playoff spot.”

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Liz Cambage (see above) will now become a free agent after leaving the Sparks.

Liz Cambage (see above) will now become a free agent after leaving the Sparks.
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Cambage was selected by the Tulsa Shock with the second overall pick in 2011, but only played five seasons in the WNBA. She skipped 2012 to prepare for the London Olympics with Australian team and took a four-year hiatus from the league (2014–17) because she did not want to play in Tulsa. The franchise moved to Dallas in 2016 and she returned to the league in 2018.

She played one season with the Wings before being traded to the Aces in 2019. She also did not play during the 2020 bubble season. Cambage arrived in Los Angeles during the off-season, saying that’s where she’s always wanted to play.

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