Candace Parker alerted the masses when she started practicing with the Sparks again. She said afterwards that they were going to play everything by ear in regards to when she’d suit up on gameday.

Well, that question has been answered. Candace tweeted that she’s going to play this Sunday when the Sparks host the Phoenix Mercury. There’s a corresponding press release on the team’s website as well.

Don’t expect CP3 to be on the court for he entire game. This is going to be a process. But her return will definitely be a welcome boost to the team’s production. Unfortunately, the game airs at 9:30PM NBA TV (for those of us not in the greater Los Angeles area), a channel that I do not get. Otherwise I would be watching!

And despite not having even played yet this season, Candace is 5th in WNBA All-Star Game fan voting. Amazing, right?