Los Angeles Sparks acquire Lexie Brown from Chicago Sky

Lexie Brown (Jade Hewitt/Athletes Unlimited)

The Los Angeles Sparks announced Wednesday that they have acquired guard Lexie Brown from the Chicago Sky. In exchange, the Sky receive the rights to center Li Yueru.

As Brown had not accepted the qualifying offer extended to her by the Sky, Brown’s deal was a sign-and-trade. The deal is reported to be under the training camp contract designation at $72,141.

Through 89 career games, Brown averaged 4.8 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists. Since being drafted No. 9 overall by Connecticut in 2018, she has spent time with the Sun, Minnesota Lynx and Chicago, where she won a WNBA Championship in 2021.

Her best season came in 2019 with the Lynx, where she averaged 7.6 points per game while shooting 40.2 percent from the floor through 33 games.

During this past offseason, Brown was an integral piece of the inaugural Athletes Unlimited basketball season. Through 15 games, she averaged 14 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.