The WNBA will be without powerhouse Liz Cambage this 2020 season the Las Vegas Aces announced on Saturday. Cambage awaits a medical opt out which would need to be approved by a panel of doctors that she would be at high risk of illness from COVID-19. If granted the medical opt out, she would receive full compensation for the season.
“Liz is a generational talent and we are going to miss her this year on the court and in the locker room,” said Las Vegas General Manager Dan Padover. “Although Liz won’t be with us in Florida, she has our full support and will continue to be a part of the Aces family and the city of Las Vegas for many years to come.”
A league source has confirmed this signing means Liz Cambage will not be playing in the 2020 #WNBA season. https://t.co/MtbS7sBoXY
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The six-foot-eight center signed as a free agent with the Aces before the start of the 2019 season. During her career the has averaged 16.7 points, 7.6 rebounds while shooting over 54 percent from the field. Cambage has turned into a household name the last few years with her dominant play and personality. She has truly been a voice and advocate for countless causes and continues to push the envelope in her career.
“She has been incredibly active this offseason in the community raising money for the first responders who battled brush fires in Australia, shining a light on mental health awareness and standing at the forefront of the peaceful protests in her country battling social and racial inequality and I have no doubt that will continue to do so,” Padover continued.
The Aces announced the addition of Avery Warley-Talbert who was signed just hours before the Cambage announcement broke. The six-foot-three center has experience with the Phoenix Mercury, New York Liberty, Chicago Sky and Atlanta Dream during her career.