Candace Parker Will Reportedly Leave L.A. To Sign With The Chicago Sky

Getty Image

Candace Parker, the reigning WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, two-time league MVP, and one of the most prominent figures in women’s basketball, will be moving back to her hometown of Chicago to play for the Sky in a massive move when WNBA free agency opens next Monday, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.

Parker has spent her entire 13-year career with the Los Angeles Sparks, leading L.A. to a championship in 2016, but will take her talents back home to Chicago to join Allie Quigley, Diamond DeShields, and WNBA assist leader Courtney Vandersloot on a Sky team that finished 6th in the league last season and were bounced in their first round playoff game by the Connecticut Sun. It’s a gigantic shakeup for the league that now positions the Sky as one of the teams to beat in the East, along with the Mystics who will get a number of their stars back for 2021.

Parker averaged 14.7 points and a league-leading 9.7 rebounds a year ago, along with 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks per game en route to the DPOY trophy. Her defensive presence will be welcome on a Sky team that has immense offensive talent but was fifth-worst in the league in opponent field goal percentage a year ago. On offense, Parker is still a terrific weapon from all three levels, in the paint, the midrange, and as a three-point shooter, connecting on 39.6 percent of her threes in the Wubble.

Source: Candace Parker Will Reportedly Leave L.A. To Sign With The Chicago Sky

What do you think?

Written by Robby Kalland

Amanda Gorman Will Be The First Poet To Ever Perform During A Super Bowl

Bam Adebayo Is Making A Leap As A Scorer, And More Musings Around The NBA