LOS ANGELES (May 15, 2023) – The Los Angeles Sparks announced today that Monika Czinano has been waived.
Czinano was drafted with the 26th overall pick in the 2023 WNBA Draft, coming off an NCAA Final Four run with the Iowa Hawkeyes, where she averaged 16.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
The Sparks tip-off the 2023 WNBA season on May 19 at Crypto.com Arena against the Phoenix Mercury at 8 pm PT on ESPN.
About the Sparks
Founded in 1996, the Los Angeles Sparks are one of three original franchises in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Sparks have won three WNBA Championships (2001, 2002, 2016), have qualified for the playoffs in 20 of their 24 seasons and remain the only active team in the league to win back-to-back titles. The Los Angeles Sparks are dedicated to ensuring each home game at Crypto.com Arena has a championship level entertainment experience while showcasing the best female athletes from around the world on the court.