The Las Vegas Aces have cored Liz Cambage, sources told Winsidr’s Rachel Galligan on Wednesday.
Cambage last appeared in the WNBA in 2019, helping lead the Aces to the WNBA Semifinals, where they fell to the eventual champion Washington Mystics. Competing in 32 regular season games for Las Vegas that season, Cambage averaged 15.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game. Cambage did not play in 2020, receiving a medical exemption as a result of COVID-19.
Cambage was selected by the Tulsa Shock (now the Dallas Wings) with the second overall pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft. The 6-foot-8 center played two seasons as a member of the Shock in 2011 and 2013 and one season as a member of the Wings in 2018. During her lone season in Dallas, Cambage set the WNBA single game scoring record, dropping 53 points on the New York Liberty.
Following the 2018 season, Dallas traded Cambage to the Las Vegas Aces in exchange for guard Moriah Jefferson, forward Isabelle Harrison, and 2020 first and second round draft picks.
Cambage sports career per-game averages of 16.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks over four WNBA seasons. She has five years of WNBA service time under her belt despite only having played four seasons in the league, as players who received medical exemptions were still awarded a year of service time.
A player who receives the core designation is retained on a one-year contract with a base salary equivalent to the supermax. Once a core qualifying offer has been made, the player in question is not able to sign a contract with any other team. For more information on the act of coring and the CBA, please click here to read and support the amazing work from the people over at Her Hoop Stats.