The Chicago Sky has signed a deal with two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker, reports ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. The terms of the contract have not been announced, nor can a contract become official until February 1st.
Parker will join the Eastern Conference playoff contender and immediately strengthen its already formidable core. In her 13th season with the Los Angeles Sparks last summer, Parker averaged 14.7 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.
The move will serve as a homecoming for Parker, who grew up on the Illinois Hoops Circuit before going to college in Tennessee. In 2021 she was able to sit next to the 2020 breakout star Azura Stevens on the forecourt of Chicago.
Parker’s signing could mean the end of Cheyenne Parker’s tenure on the squad. Cheyenne Parker is the only free agent in the sky this off-season.
There wasn’t an All-Star game in the bubble last season, but the 2019 WNBA event featured three Sky players – Courtney Vandersloot, Allie Quigley and Diamond DeShields.
The addition of Parker to this bunch, not to mention Stevens and Kahleah Copper, makes Chicago an early contender for the 2021 title.