Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Margo's back ... in L.A.

Former Sun center Margo Dydek is back in the WNBA with the Los Angeles Sparks. The 7-foot-2 Poland native signed a contract Wednesday, a day before the Sparks re-open their season against Sacramento.

There have been rumblings the last two months that Dydek, 34, was eying a return to the league after giving birth to her first child during the offseason. It's safe to say the Sun never were in the picture as their froncourt was largely in place with Asjha Jones, Tamika Whitmore, Tamika Raymond and Sandrine Gruda.

But it's an interesting move for several reasons: Los Angeles already has perhaps the league's top frontcourt and is more in need of guard help, and I'm sure many are curious to see how good of shape Dydek has gotten in to play, now just a few months removed from her pregnancy. If anything Dydek will do what she does best — add to her WNBA record 811 career blocks — but she became a liability at times for the Sun last season, especially offensively.

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