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Los Angeles Sparks sign Armintie Herrington

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Today, the Los Angeles Sparks announced that they have signed Armintie Herrington, a free agent guard to a contract.

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Herrington comes to L.A. from the Atlanta Dream where she played for five seasons (2009-2013) and helped them win three Eastern Conference Championships in 2010, 2011, and 2013. She first started her career with Chicago Sky from 2007-2009 where she was the 2007 Rookie of the Year.

In the Sparks' press release, here is what Executive Vice President and General Manager Penny Toler said on the move:

Armintie is a veteran guard with a winning mentality. She will be a solid addition who will strengthen our defensive presence in the backcourt and enhance our transition game. She is one of the top defenders in the league and will make an immediate impact on our drive to the WNBA Championship.

And here is what Herrington said:

I am really excited to have the opportunity to play for the Los Angeles Sparks and my college coach (Carol Ross). While I am very grateful for my time in Atlanta, I hope to bring that extra ‘spark’ to Los Angeles and help take the Sparks to the WNBA Finals and win the WNBA Championship. I am looking forward to the Magic [Johnson] era and am ready to get to work.

Lindsey Harding, who was in Atlanta before signing a deal with the Sparks last season also added this:

I am so excited to get the opportunity to play with Armintie again. She will bring additional athleticism and defense to our team and we are lucky to have her in Los Angeles.

With this move now in the books, it helps shore up the guard and wing rotation for the team, considering that Marissa Coleman has moved on to Indiana.

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