Sparks acquire Brown from Sky

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The Los Angeles Sparks have acquired rising fifth-year guard Lexie Brown from the Chicago Sky in exchange for the rights to center Li Yueru.

Brown made 17 appearances for the title-winning Sky squad last year. In 9.5 minutes per game, the Duke product averaged a career-low 1.6 points on 26.3% shooting with 1.1 assists per contest.

However, the 27-year-old is a season removed from a two-year stretch with the Minnesota Lynx, where she averaged 7.2 points, 1.8 assists, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in just under 20 minutes per game.

The Atlanta Dream drafted Li, 23, with the 35th pick of the 2019 draft, and the Sparks acquired her draft rights in the Chennedy Carter trade earlier this offseason. She currently plays with the Guandong Dolphins in her native China.

Sparks acquire Brown from Sky
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