Last month, Lisa Leslie gave us a late June return to the courts for Candace. We never really got confirmation of that time period from Candace. She usually said that she was hoping to return “soon”. Even though I miss watching her play, I initially though late-June was too soon for a first time mom. Looks like Candace thought so too.

Instead, she is hoping to make her comeback within a 6 week time frame, according to the LA Times. That would be right around the end of July. Additionally, she wants to start practicing with the Sparks again in 2 weeks.

Sounds good. Can’t wait to see CP3 back on the hardwood!

In other news, Candace was just nominated for an ESPY Awards in the “Female Athlete” category. Other nominees include tennis star Serena Williams, Olympic all-around gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin, Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin, and Connecticut basketball player Maya Moore.

The 17th annual ESPYs will be hosted by Samuel L. Jackson on Sunday, July 19. They will air live at 9PM (ET).

ETA: The full ESPYs nominee list is out and Candace picked up a second nod for Best WNBA Player. Also, her Q&A with Time Magazine is out. Read it here.