3 Los Angeles Sparks Players on Thin Ice After the WNBA Draft

The 2024 WNBA Draft is officially in the books and the Sparks will have to make a few tough roster decisions before regular season begins next month.
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2. Nia Clouden

With the Sparks re-signing Layshia Clarendon, and Lexie Brown, while adding Julie Allemand and Aari McDonald, there might not be a ton of minutes available for Clouden.

The second-year guard was drafted in the first round (12th overall pick) of the 2022 WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun where Miller was also the head coach. Clouden was claimed off waivers by the Sparks last season after playing 28 games as a rookie with the Sun.

Last year with Los Angeles, the former Michigan State standout averaged 1.6 points and 1.8 assists in 10.8 minutes per game and was sidelined indefinitely because of a shin injury. This is a huge training camp and preseason for Clouden, who could earn some additional playing time with Allemand reportedly expected to join the Sparks in mid-May after her season in France is over.