The Los Angeles Sparks have announced that perennial All-Star forward, Candace Parker, will miss a portion of the season, per multiple reports.
Forward @Candace_Parker will miss the start of the 2015 season in order to be 100% healthy before joining the team. #WeAreLA #GoSparks— Los Angeles Sparks (@LA_Sparks) April 9, 2015
Sparks GM Penny Toler spoke to the AP about Parker's decision:
"It was Candace's decision and she felt she needed to get her body 100 percent healthy," Sparks general manager Penny Toler told The Associated Press. "She wanted to be the best she could be for herself and the team. What we're doing is supporting her in that decision."
Parker averaged 19.4 points per game and 7.1 rebounds last season. With Los Angeles making a coaching change, and not having Parker for some of the season, it will be interesting to see how the Sparks start the season.