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September 15
Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield, left, moves around New York Liberty guard Layshia Clarendon during a game last month.

Dangerfield is Rookie of Year, Reeve top coach in media WNBA awards

The Associated Press announced it's WNBA awards Tuesday, and the Lynx were very well represented.
September 1
Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield is WNBA rookie of the month

Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield is WNBA rookie of the month

The former UConn star has been particularly effective over the past 10 games as the Lynx surge toward the league playoffs.
August 5
The Minnesota Lynx's Sylvia Fowles (34) drives on the Connecticut Sun's Jonquel Jones last August.

Lynx center Fowles out with a calf injury vs. New York tonight

Fowles will miss her first game ever with the Lynx. Bridget Carleton to start
August 1
Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier.

Connecticut star DeWanna Bonner praises Lynx forward Napheesa Collier

Bonner called Collier one of the WNBA's top five young players in an article for the Players Tribune
July 22
Glen Taylor and Cheryl Reeve talked after the Lynx started the 2016 season with an 11-game winning streak.

Reeve, Fowles react to news of Taylor's interest in selling Lynx, Wolves

Coach/GM Cheryl Reeve said she hoped any new ownership would value the Lynx the way that Glen Taylor has done. That said, she knows how quickly things can change in the WNBA.
July 21
Cheryl Reeve.

Lynx scrimmage Mystics as Reeve seeks more 'accountability'

With the opener on Sunday, the tone of the scrimmage against the defending WNBA champions was more important than specific Xs and Os.
July 20
Shenise Johnson joined the Lynx this season and coach Cheryl Reeve hopes she can play about 25 minutes per game.

Lynx scrimmage Las Vegas, with Reeve seeing both good and bad

Coach Cheryl Reeve wants more from her offense and knows that her rookies have a lot of work to do after seeing the Lynx scrimmage with the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA bubble..
July 15
Mikiah Herbert Harrigan

Top Lynx draft choice getting mentored by coaches Brunson, Pierson

On and off the court. In film sessions, in practice, Reeve has assistant coaches Rebekkah Brunson and Plenette Pierson working closely with the rookie. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan
July 11
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve last September.

Back to work: With so many new faces, Reeve simplifies Lynx offense

Two full days of practice have given coach Cheryl Reeve some good first impressions.
June 30
Jefferson City, Mo., native and WNBA star Maya Moore, right, calls Jonathan Irons as supporters react Monday, March 9, 2020, in Jefferson City after C

Maya Moore on social justice: 'I feel I have a sense of authenticity'

Moore, starting her second season away from the Lynx to work on social justice issues, hopes she can provide a helpful voice in the aftermath of George Floyd's killing.
May 20
Maya Moore (23) and head coach Cheryl Reeve.

Lynx mailbag: Roster rule problem, a depth chart and something about Maya

The team would have difficult decisions to make about its roster even under normal circumstances. And a reported rule change could make things even tougher.
May 6
Lynx mailbag: Another missing Lynx and a starting five surprise

Lynx mailbag: Another missing Lynx and a starting five surprise

Fans want to know about the starting five for a team in transition and whether a player who had a key role last season will really be missing when the WNBA starts.
April 16
Lynx mailbag: Can the Lynx compete for a WNBA title in 2020?

Lynx mailbag: Can the Lynx compete for a WNBA title in 2020?

Lynx writer Kent Youngblood answers your burning questions.
October 18, 2019
Lynx guard Odyssey Sims (left)

Lynx suspend Sims for first two games of 2020

The incident occurred in the early morning hours of June 6, when Lynx guard Odyssey Sims was observed by a member of the Minnesota State Patrol speeding and making a lane violation on I-394.
September 12, 2019
Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) talks with head coach Cheryl Reeve during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun

Maya Moore's status, Cheryl Reeve's contract top Lynx to-do list

The playoff loss Wednesday ended a season that answered several questions but left plenty more to address in the offseason.
August 26, 2019
Napheesa Collier (center) during a game earlier this season vs. Washington.

Lynx's Napheesa Collier named conference player of the week

The 6-1 Collier has scored in double-figures each of her last 11 games and is second among WNBA rookies in scoring at 12.7 ppg.
June 20, 2019
Reeve will be assistant for Team USA in 2020 Olympics

Reeve will be assistant for Team USA in 2020 Olympics

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve is slated to be an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, a job she also had with the 2016 gold-medal winners.
June 19, 2019
'Dream Team' practice carries on strong Lynx tradition

'Dream Team' practice carries on strong Lynx tradition

The Lynx held the practice for the fourth consecutive year, and it's become a pretty big deal for the team.
May 31, 2019
Seimone Augustus

A day after knee surgery, Augustus attends Lynx practice

The arthroscopic procedure, which went well, could keep Seimone Augustus out six weeks or more
May 28, 2019

Augustus out, Christmas-Kelly questionable for Wednesday's Lynx game

Still trying to get back to 100 percent from microfracture knee surgery that ended her 2018 season, Lynx forward Karima Christmas-Kelly returned to practice Tuesday.
May 23, 2019
Seimone Augustus

Reeve unhappy with recent Lynx practices, meets with Augustus

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said she's disappointed in the way the team is responding when things don't go well in practice, and she's working with veteran Seimone Augustus on how to change that.
February 2, 2019

Lynx make it official: Seimone Augustus is back

Face of the franchise will return for a 14th season
November 9, 2018

Lynx assistant to become Chicago Sky's head coach

Wade was an assistant with the Lynx the past two seasons
August 21, 2018

Sylvia Fowles named WNBA defensive player of the year

Fowles, Maya Moore both named to second-team All-WNBA
August 19, 2018
Lynx players and coaches gathered with Lindsay Whalen Monday at her retirement press conference.

'She's brutal': Mystics, Lynx share favorite Whalen tales before regular-season finale

Players, teammates and one former coach talk about Whalen's career.