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Liz Cambage ‘verbally commits’ to the Los Angeles Sparks for 2022

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Unrestricted WNBA free agent Liz Cambage has verbally committed to play for Los Angeles, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.

A member of the Las Vegas Aces since 2019, Cambage was one of the biggest free agents in the WNBA this offseason. There has been much speculation on where she would land, and even some speculation as to whether she would even play in the league.

The unrestricted free agent lashed out at the WNBA after Aces’ coach Becky Hammon’s salary was announced to be more than $1 million a year.

“Ahhh yes the WNBA, where a head coach can get paid 4X the highest paid players super max contract,” she wrote. “Lmao and y’all think imma spend another season upgrading my seat on a flight to get to games out of my own pocket.”

While the statement was met with some backlash, Aces’ owner Mark Davis said he agrees “100 percent” with Cambage’s stance on player salaries.

“Liz Cambage kind of came out with a statement, and I agree 100 percent with what she says,” Davis said. “That the players do deserve more money. That they don’t need to be flying on commercial flights.”

Last season, Cambage averaged 14.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. The four-time WNBA All-Star finished fourth in the league in blocked shots with 1.6 per game.

A high-powered scorer, she finished as the WNBA’s scoring leader in 2018 and was also named the WNBA’s Peak Performer that year. Her 53-pt performance against New York that season remains the highest single-game point total in WNBA history.

She is expected to play a major role alongside Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike.

Los Angeles has been making other major moves this offseason, reportedly signing free agent guard Jordin Canada. They also traded Erica Wheeler to Atlanta in exchange for Chennedy Carter.