Three days after being released by the Los Angeles Sparks, Cappie Pondexter was signed by the Indiana Fever.
As one of the most experienced and decorated players in the league, Pondexter is a seven-time WNBA All-Star with two titles under her belt. She was a finals MVP in 2007 and in 2011 was acknowledged as one of the WNBA's Top 15 Players of All Time. She won an Olympic gold medal with Team USA in 2008.
Her 13 year career began in 2006 when she was the second overall draft pick by the Phoenix Mercury, where she spent four seasons. In 2010, she was traded to the New York Liberty where she spent five season and in 2015 was traded to the Chicago Sky. Pondexter has scored 6,638 points averaging 16.6 points in her career to go along with 1,534 assists and 1,480 rebounds.
She was signed to the Sparks back in February of this year in free agency. In her short time in Los Angeles she averaged just over 10 minutes per game in her 13 games. She was released from the Sparks likely due to the level of fit as the Sparks are a guard-heavy roster. She will reunite with Pokey Chatman who previously coached Pondexter during her time with the Chicago Sky.
The Fever are currently sit at 1-16 on the season and last in the standings. Filled with plenty of talented rookies, Head Coach Chatman explains how Cappie has already made an immediate veteran impact on her young and inexperienced team.
— Indiana Fever (@IndianaFever) July 2, 2018
A smart move by the Fever as they continue to struggle to find ways to win. The Fever fell to the Atlanta Dream on Sunday 87-83. The Fever could certainly use Pondexter on Tuesday, July 3rd when the Fever head to Minnesota to take on the most veteran team in the league and defending WNBA champions, the Lynx. The game will start at 8:00pm ET and will be streamed on Twitter.