Liz Cambage’s commerce demand solid a shadow over the Dallas Wings offseason. Now they’ve lastly discovered a commerce and a decision that hopefully works for everybody.
Liz Cambage was a revelation for the Dallas Wings final season. She spent two seasons with the Tulsa Shock earlier than spending a number of seasons taking part in solely abroad, returning to the WNBA franchise final season, who had since moved from Tulsa to Dallas. Cambage averaged 23 factors and 9.7 rebounds per recreation, alongside the best way setting the league single-game scoring document with a 53-point explosion towards the New York Liberty.
However on the finish of the season, coach Fred Williams was fired and his relationship with Cambage was credited with drawing her again to the WNBA. In January, information broke that Cambage had requested a commerce, saying that she’d prefer to play for the Sparks, the place Williams is now an assistant, and that she wouldn’t play for the Wings once more in the event that they didn’t commerce her. As commerce negotiations have dragged on over the previous few months, Cambage has repeatedly alluded to myriad frustrations with how the Wings group handled her.
Now all events ought to be capable to begin placing that behind them. The AP’s Doug Feinberg reported that the Wings had lastly agreed to a deal to ship Cambage to the Las Vegas Aces for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and the Aces’ first- and second-round picks in subsequent yr’s draft.
Assuming Cambage is prepared to point out up and play for Las Vegas, they need to immediately turn into some of the harmful groups within the league. The Aces have final yr’s rookie of the yr, A’ja Wilson, to fit subsequent to Cambage within the frontcourt, in addition to Kayla McBride and former No. 1 total decide Kelsey Plum within the backcourt. This can be a probably landscape-altering commerce for the WNBA and hopefully will maintain one of many league’s greatest stars on the courtroom.