Derek Fisher

Sparks Welcome NCAA Contenders to Roster

 In the 2022 Draft, the Los Angeles Sparks selected Tennessee forward Rae Burrell, Kianna Smith of Louisville, UCONN center Olivia Nelson-Ododa, and Hawaii guard Amy Atwell. Head coach and general manager Derek Fisher was seeking out players who were positionless on defense and scorers on offense.

Las Vegas Aces Oust Sparks 99-75

The shorthanded Los Angeles Sparks continue to struggle after falling to the Las Vegas Aces 75-99. They lost despite four starters scoring in the double digits. Sparks center Amanda Zahui B made a strong showing with 22 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks. She scored 14 of those points in the first quarter. “She just accepted the challenge tonight to play against a great front court in Vegas,” said Sparks head coach Derek Fisher. “She came out there and competes and played hard and did some really good things for us on both ends.” The Aces had full control of