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Kristine Anigwe makes LA Sparks’ final roster after trade

Kristine Anigwe is part of the LA Sparks’ final 12-player roster after being traded in the WNBA for the second time in as many years.

The GB international was the ninth pick in the first round of the 2018 WNBA Draft, selected by Connecticut Sun before being traded to Dallas Wings in August, 2019.

However, the Wings decided to move on from not one, but two Brits on Tuesday by following the Anigwe trade with making Karlie Samuelson one of the final cuts.

The GB star was picked up by the Wings during the 2019 season and was set to play alongside younger sister Katie Lou after her trade from Chicago Sky following a rookie season.

Meanwhile, Temi Fagbenle was not re-signed by Minnesota Lynx, ending a three-year spell with the franchise after becoming a WNBA champion in 2018. They held exclusive negotiating rights with Fagbenle on the Reserved Players list during free agency.

Angiwe made her senior international debut during February’s FIBA Olympic Qualifiers in Belgrade, Serbia and was previously a standout college player having scored 50 points during her sophomore year at Cal.

The 2020 WNBA season was due to begin this month, but has been halted due to the current coronavirus pandemic.

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