Chennedy Carter says teaming up with Liz Cambage like ‘Kobe and Shaq’

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Chennedy Carter spoke with the media on Thursday for the first time since being traded to the Los Angeles Sparks from the Atlanta Dream.

The former No. 4 overall pick was suspended by the Dream last season for what the team described as “conduct detrimental to the team.” She did not return for the rest of the season. Despite newly-appointed head coach Tanisha Wright calling her “a part of our roster” in December, Carter was traded to the Sparks on Feb. 6.

When asked about the situation with the Dream, Carter said that she doesn’t feel comfortable talking about what went down.

“I’m happy with the new move,” she said. “I’m focused on LA and that’s all I can say.

“The last year for me has been kind of difficult, a little bit depressing, just because the game of basketball [was] obviously taken away from me. But I also got a lot of time to find out different things about myself. Spend a lot more time with my family, do a lot more traveling and also just work on my game. I was able to better my game and grow as an individual.”

When asked about the potential of playing with Liz Cambage, who has signed with the Sparks for next season, she said it was something that she has thought about “since I got to the WNBA.”

“It’s like Shaq and Kobe,” she added. “You really have to pick and choose. If I get that five, it’s gonna be trouble.”