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Las Vegas Aces (And the W) in the News, January 22, 2019

January 22, 2019 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Las Vegas Aces News Release

THE ROOK

Reigning WNBA Rookie of the Year A'ja Wilson flew into town Friday, and hit radio row at the Pacquiao vs. Broner fight, talking to seven stations and doing two on-camera interviews. She was also on stage at the weigh in.

A'ja and Coach Laimbeer were both on TC Martin's radio show Friday afternoon, and both attended the fight on Saturday. You can check out photos from the weekend on the Aces' social media channels.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LVACES/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/lvaces?lang=en

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lvaces/?hl=en

COMMUNITY

The Aces and MGM were out in force yesterday at the 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade in downtown Las Vegas. Photos from the event are also on the Aces' social's media channels.

AROUND THE W

The Dallas Wings announced Tuesday that two-time WNBA All-Star, and last year's runner up in the MVP voting, 6-8 center Liz Cambage has requested a trade . She led the league in scoring (23.0 ppg) and was second in rebounding (9.7) in 2018. An Australia native, Cambage also finished fourth in the WNBA in field goal percentage (58.9%) and fifth in blocked shots (1.7). She set the league record for points in a game last summer when she poured in 53 against the New York Liberty on July 17.

The Associated Press is reporting that Brooklyn Nets co-owner Joseph Tsai has agreed to purchase the New York Liberty

Huffington Post featured WNBA pioneer Sheryl Swoopes and the Minnesota Lynx in their article on "7 Basketball Players- And 1 Team- Who Changed The Sport Forever" .

KEY DATES

January 15 - Free Agency Negotiations Began

February 1 - Free Agency Period Begins

April 5 & 7 - NCAA Women's Final Four

April TBD - 2019 WNBA Draft

May 24 - WNBA Season Tips Off

May 26 - Las Vegas Aces season opener at home vs. Los Angeles (5 pm PT)

July 27 - WNBA All-Star 2019, Las Vegas (ABC)

September 8 - Last day of regular season

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