Tagged Cheryl Reeve

Hiring Walt Hopkins Ushers in New Era of NY Liberty Basketball

One week before the ever-extended CBA deadline, the New York Liberty introduced Walt Hopkins on Wednesday as its eighth head coach in franchise history. Sitting beside General Manager Jonathan Kolb, Hopkins could hardly withhold an enthusiastic grin through his introduction at the Liberty’s new home arena, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He comes over from…

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What’s Next for Minnesota Lynx After Hectic 2019 Season?

Two identical 18-16 records. Same postseason result as 2018. WNBA viewers know the Minnesota Lynx in their current state can’t be judged fairly on results alone. The players they lost for good (Lindsay Whalen) or could eventually amount to just one season (Maya Moore, Rebekkah Brunson) have been discussed at length. The real story of…

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Damiris Dantas, Dare Shots and Minnesota Lynx’s Future Frontcourt

An unlikely and unique combination of events set the table for new Minnesota Lynx starting power forward Damiris Dantas to make a name for herself during the 2019 WNBA season. Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve made a relatively significant investment in Dantas, inking her to a two-year, $210,000 fully guaranteed deal per…

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How Karima Christmas-Kelly Helps Minnesota Lynx

The Minnesota Lynx made one of early 2019 WNBA free agency’s biggest moves by signing unrestricted free agent wing Karima Christmas-Kelly. She played upward of 900 minutes through the 2015, ’16 and ’17 seasons with the Tulsa/Dallas franchise. Her statistical profile was quite steady across that span, including a true shooting percentage right around 54 and…

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Minnesota Lynx 2019 Offseason Checklist

The Minnesota Lynx were up and down during the 2018 WNBA regular season. Losses in four of the first six games, and six of nine to close it out, sandwiched a seven-game win streak in which they looked more like the dominant team that had finished atop the standings during each of the past two…

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