After a sub .500 2021 and missing out on the playoffs for the very first time in a years, the Sparks are eagerly anticipating a clean slate in 2022. They made a huge splash in complimentary company by finalizing Liz Cambage, and coach/general supervisor Derek Fisher will be concentrated on bringing this historical franchise back to the top of the league. The concern is, do they have enough to do it?
We are still in training school, however with gamers like Liz Cambage, Nneka and Chiney Ogumike, and seasoned management from Kristi Tolliver, the Sparks have a great core that must be making the playoffs. Last season was a difficulty with star gamer Candace Parker leaving for Chicago. Parker left huge shoes to fill, however if anybody can be as much as the difficulty, it’s Cambage.
Cambage has actually stated that she constantly wished to bet the Sparks, and now she’ll have a chance to be the face of the franchise and lead LA out of the WNBA basement. Six video games under .500 is not a record that will be accepted in Los Angeles, and the 6-foot-8 center will have every chance to right the ship.
Camabge resolves a great deal of the Sparks’ issues. She provides a vibrant huge who can develop for herself, relieve the offending pressure on the guards and tidy up the glass. Last season Camabge balanced 14.2 points and 8.2 rebounds a video game. Those averages would’ve made her the group leader in rebounds and simply decimal points off from being the points leader, which was Nneka Ogumike with 14.5.
Other Off-Season Moves
The Sparks’ leading gamers are quite clear. What stays unsure is what the depth chart will appear like even more down. Maximizing that back half of the lineup will be where Derek Fisher will be checked. The Sparks might go from a fringe playoff group to a competitor if he gets that part right. Can a gamer like Katie Lou Samuelson shine under Fisher’s management? She shot 35 percent from 3 last season and hasn’t developed herself anywhere, altering groups in all 3 of her WNBA seasons. If Fisher can get the very best out of her, she might be a big property coming off the bench, striking 3s and extending the flooring.
Chennedy Carter had 2 efficient seasons in Atlanta and is now signing up with the Sparks. She was a strolling pail for the Dream and matching her with N. Ogwumike and Cambage sounds interesting on paper. In practice, Fisher will need to discover a method to enhance the offense and get buy-in from everybody on the protective side of the ball.
Carter wasn’t the only guard included throughout the off-season. Jordin Canada played 4 seasons in Seattle as a crucial rotation gamer and will be trying to find a clean slate in LA. Having the homegrown kid back in LA will be enjoyable, and, more significantly, it will provide the group more depth and production at the guard position. Canada balanced 7.2 points in 21.7 minutes of play throughout her profession in Seattle.
Having a losing season is unanticipated for LA. Having another season like that would be undesirable. A repeat of 2021 would certainly put Derek Fisher on the hot seat. On paper, this off-season was a success. The Sparks got star power and included quality depth to their lineup. Being that Fisher is the basic supervisor and coach, he has no reason regarding why this season won’t work. He decided and developed this lineup to his preference. Let’s see what he does and how it goes. One thing is for particular which is the remainder of the WNBA world will be seeing what’s taking place in So. Cal this season.