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With just one week remaining before tipoff of the 2019 WNBA regular season, the league’s fans already are grappling with an abundance of story lines — from season-ending injuries to Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm) and Victoria Vivians (Indiana Fever) to blockbuster player movement, including Chiney Ogwumike’s departure from the Connecticut Sun for the heat of the Los Angeles Sparks.
But no trade has garnered more attention than Liz Cambage’s.
The 6-foot-7 center made history in 2018 and wants to do better than eking a way into the playoffs and getting bounced in a single-elimination game in the first round, as was the case with the Dallas Wings last year.
So, Cambage played her cards right and landed on a championship-contending team: the Las Vegas Aces.
Coached by former NBA player Bill Laimbeer, the Aces feature unanimous Rookie of the Year A’ja Wilson (No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft), Kayla “McBuckets” McBride and Kelsey Plum (No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft). Add Jackie Young into the mix — the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft — and you have a deeply-loaded superteam with dynastic possibilities.
Las Vegas, also host of this year’s WNBA All-Star Weekend, certainly has luck on its side. In celebration of the Aces’ increasing fortunes, BreakingT has done it again, but this time with more va-va-va-voom and style than ever.
Viva Liz Vegas!
Liz Cambage signs with the Aces, prepares to take Sin City by storm.