2023 Free Agency Booklet – Los Angeles Sparks

Sparks Adds Jasmine Thomas and Dearica Hamby

The 2023 WNBA free agency period is officially upon us. Teams can now formally meet with players and agents to discuss contracts. Then, on February 1, the teams will be able to announce signings and transactions.

In addition, the period for the main and qualifying offers began on January 11. Prior to our first trade of the year, the Sparks extended a qualifying offer to Kianna Smith.

Under the new leadership of CAO and GM Karen Bryant, assistant GM Eli Horowitz, and head coach Curt Miller, the Sparks completed two trades. First, on January 16, Los Angeles traded Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Kianna Smith, and Jasmine Walker to Connecticut in exchange for WNBA All-Star Jasmine Thomas and the top 10the overall pick in the 2023 WNBA Draft.