Tagged Minnesota Lynx

Astou Ndour, Marta Xargay Lead Spain to FIBA EuroBasket 2019 Title

Chicago Sky forward Astou Ndour was named MVP of EuroBasket 2019 as Spain cruised 86-66 over France in Sunday’s title game. France, led by six-year WNBA veteran Sandrine Gruda and New York Liberty guards Bria Hartley and Marine Johannes, has now finished as the runners-up four straight times, losing three times at the hands of…

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What EuroBasket Departures Mean for Rest of WNBA Season

Women’s EuroBasket 2019 begins June 27 and concludes July 7 with the championship game. 13 WNBA players along with several additional players and prospects of interest are competing in the tournament, and WNBA teams must account for the temporary losses of these players as they compete on this international stage. We don’t know how things…

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Chelsea Gray Keeps Rocking Crunch Time for L.A. Sparks

At the age of 26 in just her third season as a full-time starter, point guard Chelsea Gray has already put together an impressive collection of big-time clutch shots for the Los Angeles Sparks. She continues adding to that reel as we start the 2019 WNBA season, especially as fellow All-Star Candace Parker has been…

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WNBA Coaches, Execs Weigh in on 2019 Roster Cuts

Every WNBA follower has seen it before: The final roster cutdown day can be brutal as teams are forced to finalize their opening night crew. There are only 144 jobs to be had. Even some of the top players coming out of college each year struggle to find a home. One roster cut—UCLA alum and…

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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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Pending WNBA Free Agents with Most on the Line

WNBA free agency and player movement are still difficult to discuss overall. Until the High Post Hoops salary database was published for the first time last season, there was no sizable collection of contract data available to the public. Every decision (or lack thereof) has a consequence. Moves have ripple effects that touch the rest…

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What Notable Absences Mean for WNBA’s 23rd Season

No Maya Moore. No Breanna Stewart. And, until a few days ago, many had begun to wonder if Liz Cambage would lace ‘em up at all for the 2019 WNBA season. Unfortunately, the 2018 season was a bit of an anomaly as nearly every star talent was healthy and available. A surprise contender, the Seattle…

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Finding the WNBA’s Next Diamond in the Rough

The Dallas Wings are in a tough spot. As the team moves on from the trade request of All-WNBA center Liz Cambage, Kayla Thornton represents much more than a young building block and key starter. The undrafted free agent wasn’t supposed to be here, but she quickly stepped in as the key contributor every WNBA…

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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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