Lynx’ Christmas-Kelly out for the season

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx announced Wednesday that an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) taken in Bradenton, Florida revealed that Lynx forward Karima Christmas-Kelly has a ruptured right Achilles Tendon. Christmas-Kelly, who will see a foot and ankle specialist as she evaluates her options, will miss the remainder of the season. Further updates as to her progress will be issued when more information becomes available. The injury occurred during Tuesday night’s 90-66 loss to the Seattle Storm. In her 10th WNBA season, Christmas-Kelly holds career averages of 7.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 22.9 minutes per game. Continue reading Lynx’ Christmas-Kelly out for the season

Lynx Select Mikiah Herbert Harrigan with the Sixth Overall Pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx tonight selected Mikiah Herbert Harrigan from South Carolina with the sixth overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft. This marks the second straight year the Lynx have held the number six pick, last year drafting Napheesa Collier, who became the third sixth overall pick to win Rookie of the Year (Temeka Johnson 2005, Betty Lennox 2000) and the lowest draft selection since Johnson in 2005 to win the award. Herbert Harrigan, a 6-2 senior, played in 31 games (all starts) for the Gamecocks, averaging 13.1 ppg and a career-high 5.6 rpg. A 2017 NCAA … Continue reading Lynx Select Mikiah Herbert Harrigan with the Sixth Overall Pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft

Lynx Collier named Western Conference Player of the Week.

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA today named Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played August 19 through August 25. The Player of the Week award is the first of her career. During the week, the 6-foot-1 forward led all scorers and rebounders in two of the three contests while leading all players in steals in each game during the week, averaging 18.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.33 steals per game during that stretch. She currently ranks second among rookies in scoring (12.7 ppg) as well as fifth overall in steals (1.93 spg) … Continue reading Lynx Collier named Western Conference Player of the Week.

Lynx Sign Guard Kenisha Bell and Forward Asia Taylor

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today announced the team has signed guard Kenisha Bell and forward Asia Taylor. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Bell, who was originally selected by the Lynx in the third round (30th overall) of the 2019 WNBA Draft appeared in two preseason games for Minnesota. The former Golden Gopher finished her senior season at the University of Minnesota ranked fifth in team history in scoring average (18.1), seventh in assists (371), eight in free throw percentage (75.1%) and ninth in free throw attempts (438). The Minneapolis native earned an Honorable … Continue reading Lynx Sign Guard Kenisha Bell and Forward Asia Taylor