Here's a little anecdote from Lynx assistant Jim Petersen on how he found out about the trade that brought Sylvia Fowles here:

Over the All-Star break, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve was on the Jersey shore with family and Petersen was in Wisconsin with family. But even on a mini-vacation, Reeve is known to trade texts with assistants about upcoming games.

With L.A. on the docket Wednesday and Petersen responsible for scouting the Sparks, the texts were flying — including one particular message Sunday night. Let Petersen tell it:

"She's always texting me questions," Petersen said. "Like, 'How are we going to guard this?' Or, 'What are you going to do about that?' So she texts this: 'Who's Sylvia Fowles going to guard against L.A.?' "

That's how he found out she was coming to the Lynx.

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