There will be a lot of new faces, while some familiar faces will be absent from the Minnesota Lynx roster this season. In their first-round draft pick, the Lynx selected Napheesa Collier from the University of Connecticut. Some other new faces are Lexie Brown the daughter of former NBA basketball player Dee Brown, Odyssey Sims a trade from the LA Sparks and Kenisha Bell who is Minnesota’s own homegrown talent.
The faces that will be missing for the season are Maya Moore who announced earlier this year that she would sit out this season to focus on family and ministry. Rebekkah Brunson is not yet ready to return to the Lynx following a head injury which resulted in a concussion. Lindsay Whalen retired after the 2018 season and is now the head coach for the University of Minnesota women’s basketball program.
Even though the Lynx are missing three key contributing players from their four championship titles the two remaining, Seimone Augustus and Sylvia Fowles, are very confident that they can help lead the team to another winning season. They said it will take time to put all the pieces together, but everyone is willing to put in the work and push one another to be better.
Head coach Cheryl Reeve and her coaching staff have been working hard during training camp to prepare the players for a run at a championship title and the fans are excited to see how this season will play out. The Minnesota Lynx are set to start the regular season on May 25 against the Chicago Sky.