She shot a career-best 42.1 percent (16-of-38) from the field on the season. "The addition of Nia Coffey provides us with additional athleticism, youth and versatility on the wing," general manager/coach Derek Fisher said. "Nia has shown the ability to make outside shots, attack the basket, and defend multiple positions.
Fisher’s priority in free agency a year ago, Toliver opted not to participate in the bubble last summer – when the Sparks were eliminated in the second round of the WNBA playoffs by the Connecticut Sun but she’s expected to play a significant role this season. For his part, Fisher’s new role began in December, when he took charge of front-office basketball decisions.
The Sparks have signed Nia Coffey, a 6-foot-1 wing who was the fifth overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft. Her deal, as confirmed by a league source, brings the Sparks’ roster to 15, the maximum number of players a team can have in the gym during training camp – and three more than are permitted on the official roster when the season begins.