Seimone Augustus has signed on for the 14th straight season with the Minnesota Lynx
Seimone Augustus has signed on for the 14th season with the same team, the Minnesota Lynx. While any new fan to the WNBA will think that is not a big deal because the Lynx have been successful. That is not the case. For the first few seasons of her career the Lynx were not good at all.
Augustus started her career as the lone bright light on the Lynx roster. She averaged more than 20 points per game in three of her first four seasons. Naturally as the talent level of the Lynx improved, Augustus has averaged fewer points at the latter end of her career.
Last season, Augustus only averaged 10.8 points per game but still shot the ball at 46.7 percent from the field. However, even if Augustus averaged less than five points per game and wanted to play I would have to believe that the Lynx would re-sign her. Augustus would look wrong in any other WNBA uniform.
This season is going to be a tough one for the four-time WNBA champions. They are going to be without firebrand, future hall of fame point guard Lindsay Whalen who has retired. They are also going to be without one of the most fierce competitors in Maya Moore, she is also going to the hall of fame.
To make matters worse, Rebekkah Brunson is still dealing with concussion symptoms and her future is still uncertain. It is not all bad news for the Lynx with the signings of Karima Christmas-Kelly and the required Damiris Dantas. Having Augustus come back as a player who knows the system so well, should mean the Lynx do not slip much further down the ladder.
After the shift in power last season away from the Lynx vs Los Angeles Sparks finals repeats, this season is going to be one of the most compelling ever. I, for one, am very glad to see Mone back for another season. It would have been easy for her to retire, and no one would have thought less of her. She is back to give the Lynx all she has – again.