Sun Trade Sandrine Gruda To Sparks

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (March 31, 2014) – The Connecticut Sun announced today it has traded forward Sandrine Gruda to the Los Angeles Sparks in exchange for the 11th overall pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft and a second round pick in 2015.

Selected by Connecticut with the 13th overall pick in the 2007 WNBA Draft, the 6-foot-4 Gruda is a French native who played just 85 games for the Sun between 2008-10.

“Sandrine has not played for the Sun since 2010,” Sun Vice President and General Manager Chris Sienko said. “At a certain point, we owe it to our fans to bring players to Connecticut who want to be here and contribute to a championship each year.”

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