Sparks sign center Zahui B.
The 6-foot-5 Swede averaged nine points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.2 steals in just over 25 minutes per game for the New York Liberty last season. She also shot 34% from beyond the 3-point arc on a career-high 4.8 attempts per game.
Zahui B. spent the past five seasons with the Liberty after the since-relocated Tulsa Shock selected her second overall in the 2015 draft.
At her introductory press conference on Friday, the 27-year-old said the frankness of Sparks head coach and general manager Derek Fisher was a big part of what attracted her to Los Angeles.
"He told me that he was going to push me and just make me greater, and I appreciate that honesty, saying that I’m not where I’m supposed to be yet," Zahui B. told reporters on a conference call.
"He is willing to work with me and just push me there, so I’m really excited about working with Derek."