The Las Vegas Aces have re-signed All-WNBA center Liz Cambage.
Cambage, a restricted free agent this offseason, has re-upped with the Aces on a one-year deal according to the AP’s Doug Feinberg. Our Howard Megdal reports the full value of the deal, including a time-off bonus of $30,000, is $215,000.
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Dating back to the team’s 2019 semifinals loss to the Washinton Mystics, Cambage’s intentions to re-sign with the club were never in doubt. General manager Dan Padover echoed a similar sentiment in a recent appearance on the Locked On Women’s Basketball Podcast.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever been sad that the season’s over,” Cambage said after the Game 4 loss to Washington. “I’m not ready to go home. I love this team. I love my teammates. I love this city. I love all the stuff here. The Aces, hands down the best organization I’ve ever been a part of, definitely, in the WNBA. I’m lucky to be here, and hopefully, they’ll have me back next season because I don’t want to be anywhere else.”
The Aces acquired Cambage from Dallas last May in exchange for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and two 2020 draft picks. The Wings re-signed Jefferson and Harrison to multi-year deals this offseason and selected Luisa Geiselsoder in the second round with the No. 21 overall pick. The other Vegas pick, No. 9 overall, ended up with the New York. The Liberty acquired the pick as part of the three-team Tina Charles trade and used it to select UConn’s Megan Walker.
Cambage earned her second All-WNBA nod in 2019. She tallied 23 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks in the team’s second-round win over Chicago and averaged 23.8 points on 58.7 percent shooting in the semifinals.
Cambage will be up to five years of service if a 2020 season is played, making her eligible for the upper maximum player salary in the 2021 offseason should she re-sign with the Aces. The difference between the upper and lower maximum in 2021 is $30,900 under the league’s new collective bargaining agreement.
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