Sparks Lock Down Key Player on Extension for 2025 Season

The Los Angeles Sparks re-signed veteran forward Dearica Hamby to a contract extension after a stellar start to the 2024 season.
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The Los Angeles Sparks made a huge move on Thursday as they kept one of their key veterans in the purple and gold for the foreseeable future. 

The Sparks announced that veteran forward Dearica Hamby was signed to a contract extension through the 2025 season. It was a well-deserved extension for Hamby, who has been one of the best players in the league this season.

The veteran forward is posting 20.8 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 3.8 assists in 36.2 minutes per game this season (all career-highs). Hamby is shooting 54.1 percent from the field and 48 percent from beyond the arc.

The nine-year veteran is a two-time All-Star, WNBA champion, and two-time Sixth Woman of the Year, and also leads the league in double-doubles (10). Hamby is excited to be in LA and looking forward to getting the Sparks back to prominence. 

“I'm grateful for finding a home in LA with an ownership group and organization that believes in me and has been nothing but supportive since the day I got here,” Hamby said via the team’s website. “I look forward to continuing to build with my teammates and getting the Sparks back to the standard that has been historically set.”

She also made a post on social media after the team made the announcement. Based on her start to the 2024 season, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Hamby be named to her third WNBA All-Star Game. 

Hamby and the Sparks will be back in action on Friday night against the Minnesota Lynx.

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