INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever announced today they have signed a multi-year deal with forward Jantel Lavender. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Lavender was acquired by the Fever via trade from Chicago last season on August 28, along with a second and third round draft pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft from the Sky.
“We are extremely excited to officially welcome Jantel to our team,” Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Tamika Catchings said. “Her experience on championship caliber teams and the energy that she portrays both on and off the floor will be vital to our team. She will be huge in our evolvement to a Championship team.”
The 6-foot-4 forward underwent surgery on the fifth metatarsal in her left foot before the 2020 season and did not play last year.
Lavender was the fifth overall selection by Los Angeles in the 2011 WNBA Draft, and would go onto win a WNBA Championship, as well as the Sixth Woman of the Year award with the Sparks in 2016.