Nicky Anosike to have knee surgery

LOS ANGELES -- Sparks reserve center Nicky Anosike will undergo arthroscopic left knee surgery on Wednesday and will miss about six weeks.

The team said Tuesday that having the surgery now rather than later would give Anosike a chance to be healthy for the rest of the season.

Anosike played in all three exhibition games, but did not dress in the Sparks' first four games of the season. She signed with the team in the offseason after playing three years with Minnesota and last year with Washington. She has averaged 9.6 points and 7.1 rebounds in her career.

The Sparks played Tulsa on Tuesday night.