Candace Parker officially signs with the Chicago Sky, making them an instant favorite for the WNBA title: ‘Nobody has ever signed a free agent like this’

As Chicago Sky coach James Wade conducted exit meetings with each of his players after the 2020 WNBA season, he noticed a theme in their answers about what it would take to get the team to the next level. The Sky had made the playoffs for the second consecutive year but got stuck in another single-elimination game, ending in a first-round exit. Wade, who is also the team’s general manager, heard his players talk about wanting to add a player with experience, someone who knew how to win and what extra intangibles it takes to go from playoff team to championship contender. It was the kind of pla…

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