Posts by David Mendez-Yapkowitz

David has been with The Next team since the High Post Hoops days when he joined the staff in 2018. He is based in Los Angeles and covers the LA Sparks, Pac-12 Conference, Big West Conference and some high school as well.

What Sparks add with Bria Holmes

February 21, 2021

The Sparks bring back Seimone Augustus

Sparks sign Amanda Zahui B.

February 12, 2021

The move was first announced by Zahui B. herself in a Twitter post

Brittney Sykes returns to the Sparks

February 10, 2021

“I’m very big on seeing how something plays out, especially if there is the potential for growth,” Sykes said

Erica Wheeler ready to join the Sparks

February 6, 2021

After sitting out the 2020 season, the former All-Star MVP is ready to return to the court

Sparks lose Candace Parker to Chicago; retain Nneka Ogwumike and Brittney Sykes

January 28, 2021

Candace Parker has agreed to a deal with her hometown Chicago Sky

Sparks core Nneka Ogwumike

January 15, 2021

The move was a necessary one as the Sparks frontcourt would take a major hit if they were to lose Ogwumike

Sparks bring Te’a Cooper back into the fold

January 13, 2021

“I really want my defense to speak volumes,” Cooper said

Big decisions loom for the Sparks

January 12, 2021

Los Angeles aims to retain much of its core from recent seasons

Derek Fisher set to take over in new role as general manager

December 24, 2020

In a call with media on Wednesday morning, Fisher made it clear that retaining the core is the team’s top priority

Latricia Trammell discusses her return to the Sparks

December 14, 2020

Defensive-minded coach to remain on Derek Fisher’s coaching staff