Kent Youngblood writes about the Minnesota Lynx.

Monica Wright finishes second sixth woman of the year voting

Posted by: Kent Youngblood Updated: September 24, 2013 - 3:16 PM

Monica Wright finished second to Tulsa's Riquna Williams for the 2013 WNBA sixth woman of the year award.

This was going to be a tough one for Wright to win, given the way Williams has scored this season. Williams averaged 15.6 points per game and had that incredible 51-point performance against San Antonio on Sept. 8, the most points scored in the WNBA's 17-year history.

But Wright was a vital part of the Lynx rotation. Her 9.0 scoring average was the second-best of her career, and Wright set a career high in assists (2.3 per game) and a career-low in turnovers (1.76). 

Meanwhile, after taking a day off, the Lynx returned to practice Tuesday. Afterward coach Cheryl Reeve indicated that rookie guard Lindsey Moore and backup center/forward Amber Harris has practiced well and could see some minutes in the upcoming Western Conference finals against Phoenix.

Moore's improvement allows Wright to play more off-guard -- her natural position. As for Harris, she might be in position to redeem an otherwise disappointing season. Harris had perhaps the best game of here career June 6 against Phoenix. Matching up with Mercury rookie center Brittney Griner, Harris scored 18 points with six rebounds, three assists and a block. If she's on her game, Harris would be a nice piece of the Lynx's plan to slow Griner. 

That's about it for now. I'll get back to you after tomorrow's practice. 

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