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Sparks re-sign veteran G/F Seimone Augustus

Field Level Media
23 Feb 2021, 11:05 GMT+10

The Los Angeles Sparks moved to mitigate roster upheaval, re-signing veteran guard/forward Seimone Augustus on Monday.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

A veteran of 15 seasons spent almost completely with the Minnesota Lynx, the four-time WNBA champion joined the Sparks last season. Augustus averaged 5.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 21 games off the bench for Los Angeles.

"I'm really excited to continue my career in Los Angeles and build on what we started last season," Augustus, 36, said in a release. "This organization is filled with young players and veterans ready to compete and grow as a team. I'm motivated to help lead this group into the next era of Sparks basketball."

The No. 1 overall selection in the 2006 draft by the Lynx, Augustus has averaged 15.4 points and 3.1 rebounds over her career, while shooting 48 percent from the field in 391 career regular-season games.

The eight-time All-Star also has averaged 15.5 points over 58 career playoff games, with 57 of those games with Minnesota. She is 10th on the WNBA's all-time scoring list with 6,005 points.

The move to bring back Augustus comes after five-time All-Star Candace Parker left the Sparks via free agency this offseason to join the Chicago Sky.

Chelsea Gray and Riquina Williams also left the Sparks via free agency.

--Field Level Media

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