The Minnesota Lynx had a horrid off season with their star player Maya Moore taking time away from basketball. However, in true Lynx fashion they played hard all year and still made playoffs.
The Minnesota Lynx had a terrible off season. Maya Moore took time away from basketball meaning she did not play a game all season. On top of that, Rebakkah Brunson did not play due to medical reasons.
They did trade Alexis Jones to the Los Angeles Sparks for Odyssey Sims and then with the Phoenix Mercury for Stephanie Talbot. Sims and rookie Napheesa Collier played at a level which had the Lynx in and around the playoff picture all season. They finished seventh and did not make any noise in the post season.
This season the Lynx have a few decision to make. They get the promising Jessica Shepard back from injury as a bonus. They own the 6th and 12th pick in the 2020 WNBA draft. Lets take a look at the players they have the ability to re-sign.
The only team who has a chance at signing Seimone Augustus and that is the Minnesota Lynx. She has been with the team so long that if she wants to go around again, they will sign her. If she does not, they will retire her number next season.
Playing all 34 games and starting 26, Robinson changed her game up. Always a good defender and slasher to the hoop, Robinson shot the 3-ball, hitting only 22 percent of shots made but she shot it.
Robinson averaged 10.1 points, 3.7 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. Her defensive acumen allowed her to sync with Sylvia Fowles and keep the Lynz on the right side of the ledger more often than they should have been last season. Re-signing Robinson will be a positive move for the Lynx.
Kelsey Griffin has been the dominant force in the Australian league, when she can stay healthy. She has gone to several training ca,ps over the past few years but health has stopped her most times. She is the hardest working player on the court you will see and if she can stay on the court, would be a solid bench piece.
Jillian Alleyne played five games last year, averaging only 0.8 points and 1.0 rebounds per game. She could be signed to a training camp roster but will not make the squad this year.
Bridget Carleton played four games last season, averaging 0.3 rebounds per game. She will not be on the team next year.
Temi Fagbenle played in 18 games last season. She averaged 5.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. She was a key bench piece who shot the ball at 51.9 percent from the floor. The Lynx would be wise to re-sign her for next season.