Sky’s Lavender out for season
Sky forward Jantel Lavender will miss the season after undergoing surgery on her left foot, the team announced Tuesday.
Lavender, who is in the final year of her contract, had the same surgery in August of last year. She’ll still be paid her full salary of $117,000 this season.
This is a huge loss for the Sky, who will miss Lavender’s on-court presence and veteran leadership.
She averaged 10 points and 6.9 rebounds and started 22 of 23 games last season.
The news comes after the Sky lost backup point guard Sydney Colson, who tested positive for the coronavirus. On Monday, the team signed former Rider University star Stella Johnson to replace her.