Los Angeles Sparks
18-16, 3rd in the Western Conference. Lost in the Western Conference Finals.
Don’t be fooled by the fact that the Sparks made it to the Western Conference Finals last season; there’s definitely some holes to be filled, starting with a scorer. Despite having one of the sport’s top players in former WNBA MVP Candace Parker, they can definitely use help to fix the fact that they were the league’s second-lowest scoring (74.5) team. The Sparks were particularly bad from three-point range, as their 29.7 percentage was worst among all 13 teams. Taking these points into consideration, a two-guard would be the logical choice.
Future Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie’s retirement after a storied career leaves a gaping hole in the paint. Currently, the Sparks have Vanessa Hayden and LaToya Pringle, who was signed as a free agent this off-season, penciled in at the spot. Leslie’s offense – she led the team with 15.9 ppg -- will certainly be missed, as will her defense, which helped the Sparks hold opposing teams to the second lowest points-per-game average (73.5).
Los Angeles’ bench could use a few more key additions, as well. First-year head coach Jennifer Gillom, who came over from the Minnesota Lynx, needs some new names to play with that she can say she brought in.
Recent Draft History
|13. Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton||1. Candace Parker||25. Sidney Spencer|
|22. Ashley Paris||15. Shannon Bobbitt||38. Amanda Brown|
|35. Britney Jordan||29. Sharnee’ Zoll|