The Los Angeles Sparks announced the re-signing of three-time WNBA All-Star Chelsea Gray.
Gray is coming off a 2019 campaign where she averaged 14.5 points, six assists and 3.8 rebounds per game. She helped lead the Sparks to a championship in 2016 and was named an All-WNBA First Team member in 2019.
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"Chelsea has established herself as one of the best guards in the WNBA," said Interim General Manager and Managing Partner Eric Holoman said per release. "Her ability to take over games with her shot, penetration and passing make he one of the most clutch players in the league. We are thrilled to watch Chelsea continue to grow her career in Los Angeles."
Gray was drafted as the No. 11 overall pick of the 2014 WNBA draft by the Connecticut Sun. In her five seasons in the league, Gray has averaged 11.4 points, 4.1 assists and has shot 39.6-percent from the three-point line in 26.2 minutes per game. She led the league in three-point percentages in 2019 shooting a smoldering 48.2-percent from the field. She has emerged as one of the most dynamic and clutch players in the league with her comfort and willingness to take the last shot in big games.
"Chelsea is a special player and person," said Sparks Head Coach Derek Fisher. "Each season she adds elements to her already explosive game. She's foundational to everything we're building and we're grateful to have her in Los Angeles."
Gray has thrived in Los Angeles with the ball in her hands and as the teams point guard. This star-studded roster thrives off Gray's ability to demand respect from defenses and her ability to create off of that. Los Angeles did not specify how long Gray's contract is for nor was there mention of a multi-year deal. To assume this is a one-year deal would make her an unrestricted free agent headed into the 2021 season.