Welcome to the first edition of Minnesota Monday where we take a look at news stories surrounding the Minnesota Lynx from the last week.
The Lynx opened their training camp roster with 18 players this year. They will have to whittle this down to 12 for the regular season roster. As with every team there are core players, ones which should get a spot and the ones fighting for the end of the bench. Below is how the Lynx will probably view their roster
|Definite||Probable||Fighting for a spot|
|Seimone Augustus||Jill Barta||Endy Miyem|
|Rebekkah Brunson||Tami Fagbenle||Breanna Richardson|
|Sylvia Fowles||Alexis Jones||Carlie Wagner|
|Maya Moore||Danielle Robinson||Vionise Pierre-Louis|
|Lindsay Whalen||Cecilia Zandalasini||Camille Zimmerman|
|Lynetta Kizer||Tanisha Wright||G’mrice Davis|
The Lynx starting five pick themselves. They are almost all bound for greater honors in their retirement. Seimone Augustus is still a volume scorer and Lindsay Whalen runs the team with a fire and passion which is hard to match.
Last season’s MVP will certainly be back, as will the WNBA’s only five-time champion, Rebekkah Brunson. Maya Moore, in my opinion a top five all-round player, rounds out these starters perfectly. Newly acquired Lynetta Kizer will be first off the bench, adding back some of the depth the Lynx lost over the winter.
The probable category is highlighted by Tami Fagbenle, Alexis Jones, Cecilia Zandalasini and newly acquired Danielle Robinson. There players cannot replace what the Lynx lost last season but are a cut above the rest. Jill Barta and Tanisha Wright will be the two players under the most pressure on this list
It is going to be hard for the last six players to make this team but knowing coach Cheryl Reeve’s style, she will put them all through their paces, giving them the best shot.
The Lynx start their pre-season campaign with a hit-out against the Washington Mystics away on the sixth of May. They then host the Chicago Sky in Minnesota on the 12th of May. The regular season then starts on the 18th of May with a finals rematch on night one as the Lynx host the strengthened Los Angeles Sparks.
Come back next Monday for the next installment of Minnesota Monday.