On Jan. 28, Candace Parker announced on Instagram that she plans to leave the Chicago Sky to sign with the Las Vegas Aces.
Just last September, Parker was named to the 2022 All-WNBA First Team. It was her seventh time named to the squad, a WNBA press release had noted.
Among many of her accomplishments over her career, Parker ranks No. 2 overall points during the playoffs with 1,149, behind Diana Taurasi at 1,455 points. Parker currently ranks No. 1 all-time in playoff total rebounds with 610.
After leading the Los Angeles Sparks to a championship win in 2016, the veteran helped the Chicago Sky win their first title in 2021.
In the statement, Parker wrote that Las Vegas is the perfect destination in her free agency because she can compete for a third championship there while being close to her wife and children, according to Yahoo! News.
"While Chicago will always be my home, my family's home is on the west coast," she wrote, adding, "I'm forever appreciative of everyone in Chicagoour fans, teammates, coaches, and ownership. But more than the past two seasons, I'm thankful to the city that raised me, the childhood friends I still have to this day, the teachers I still am learning from, and the moments in time that will forever be in my heart."