Earlier in the offseason, the Las Vegas Aces cored Liz Cambage, ensuring that she could only play in Vegas for the 2021 WNBA season.
On Friday, the Aces locked up Cambage with an extension, locking in the Aces roster as one of the most talented in the WNBA. Las Vegas has title aspirations once again this season.
“We’re excited to have Liz back in an Aces uniform,” Bill Laimbeer said in a statement. “Two years ago [in Cambage’s first year in Las Vegas] we made great strides towards becoming a championship ballclub. Last season, we continued along that journey but came up short. With Liz coming back, along with our other returnees and additions made this offseason in free agency, we are all committed to take another run at a championship and can’t wait to get started.”
The Aces lost in the WNBA semifinals in 2019 with Cambage and then lost in the WNBA Finals in 2020 without Cambage.
The starting lineup projects as one of the best in the WNBA. New signing Chelsea Gray will give the Aces their best point guard since moving to Vegas. A frontcourt of Angel McCoughtry, A’ja Wilson and Liz Cambage gives the Aces a total of four former all stars. Kelsey Plum or Riquanna Williams could slot into the other guard spot rounding the starting five.
Bill Laimbeer will have to figure out the best way to use his rotation, as the Aces performed better in 2019 with only one of Wilson or Cambage on the floor.
But no matter what, this season will be championship or bust for Las Vegas.
“I’m so happy to be back in Las Vegas,” Cambage said. “I’m here to win, just win baby!”