The Lynx held their annual season ticket holders party on Tuesday. A year ago at that event, Taj McWilliams-Franklin was there and announced she would be coming back for 2012. The date was Jan. 23.
This year none of the Lynx players were in attendance. Mama Taj is an assistant women's basketball coach with Rice. And Lynx officials said the team is preparing to go either way -- with or without Taj -- this season.
So no news yet from Taj, who is 42, and once again trying to decide whether she will retire or play another season.
Two other unsigned Lynx are guard Candice Wiggins and post Jessica Adair.
Word is Wiggins may be looking for more playing time someplace else; Adair, slowed by injuries most of last season, is expected back.
Friday is the first day WNBA teams can make offers to free agents and start signing them. And there are a lot of them out there.
Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow @RomanStrib on Twitter. E-mail Roman.
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