Photos from Sparks media day

Essence Carson, Cappie Pondexter and Chelsea Gray.
Essence Carson, Cappie Pondexter and Chelsea Gray.

Though several veterans returned from overseas play too late to suit up for preseason match ups, most everyone was back Tuesday for the team’s media day.

Nneka Ogwumike, Chelsea Gray, Odyssey Sims and Riquna Williams all got back in town over the weekend. Still to come is seven-year forward Jantel Lavender, as well as Ana Dabovic, a returnee from the 2015 and 2016 seasons, and first-round draft pick Maria Vadeeva of Russia.

The mood was light, as usual, with Ogwumike and coach Brian Agler turning the tables on media members at one point and asking them questions.

The WNBA released a survey of the league’s general managers today that tapped the Sparks to win the Championship this season.