A signature move of this past WNBA offseason was when the Los Angeles Sparks made a splash by signing Cappie Pondexter, adding another veteran presence to a team that is, arguably, the most talented in the W.
Which is why it came to a surprise to many fans when she was unceremoniously released from the Sparks a few days ago.
So they had Cappie doing Snapchat takeover for the Sparks, and then they cut her. I’d be fighting someone if I were her 😂 tf
— Diana Taurasi's Bun (@DT3sBun) June 28, 2018
Surely, another team would be in need of Pondexter’s services – and low and behold, the Indiana Fever came calling at just the right time.
— Indiana Fever (@IndianaFever) July 1, 2018
To be fair, Pondexter was not getting much playing time for the Sparks, limiting her ability to be an asset to the team. Heading to a Fever team that is in full rebuilding mode gives her the chance to mold young talent such as Kelsey Mitchell and Victoria Vivians into potential future role players – or even stars – at the WNBA level.