Just prior to Minnesota’s final regular seasoned game in Los Angeles Sunday, the Lynx announced a multi-year extension for center Sylvia Fowles.
In her 12th NBA season Fowles is averaging 13.7 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. Her 59.1 percent shooting percentage leads the league and her rebounding is fourth.
With 11 rebounds in Minnesota’s win in Phoenix Friday, Fowles moved past Tamika Catchings into second place in career rebounding; she entered Sunday’s game with 3,323.
The lone starter returning from the Lynx team that lost to the Sparks in the first round of the playoffs last season, Fowles had helped lead the Lynx into the playoffs for the ninth straight season. A three-time time Olympian,
Acquired from Chicago during the 2015 season, Fowles helped lead the Lynx to the 2015 and 2017 WNBA Championships; being named the Most Valuable Player in each of those finals. She was named the WNBA’s regular-season Most Valuable Player in 2017, the first of her career.
Terms of the contract were not disclosed.