Two and a half seasons after being traded to the Atlanta Dream, Damiris Dantas has signed with the Minnesota Lynx.
The Minnesota Lynx have signed Damiris Dantas just two and a half years after they traded her to the Atlanta Dream as part of the trade that secured Sylvia Fowles. Now, thanks to a strategically placed offer sheet, Dantas is back with the Lynx, and not a moment too soon. The Lynx made the right move by offering Dantas the offer sheet, there was no way the Dream would have been able to match it.
Thanks to the retirement of Lindsay Whalen and the decision of Maya Moore to sit out the season, the Lynx are in desperate need of some depth. However, it could be even worse if Rebekkah Brunson submits to the concussion symptoms she is suffering. At the age of 37 and with a new child, her priorities might be shifting away from basketball.
Having a player who started in the system is going to be a huge benefit for a Lynx team who is going to be trying to find a new identity within the system.
Dantas has spent most of her time in Atlanta coming off the bench so she could quite easily come off the bench. However, during her first stint with the Lynx, Dantas spent most of her time as a starter so will also be comfortable in that role.
Last season Dantas only averaged 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. However, she only played a career low 13.4 minutes per game. She has added some range to her game and should improve from deep given the coaching staff at the Lynx.
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