The WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx announced Thursday that they have re-signed starting forward Rebekkah Brunson. No terms of the deal were disclosed.
“From the moment she arrived in Minnesota, Rebekkah has been a vital part of our franchise both on and off the court. She’s a tireless worker and passionate leader and we are thrilled that she’s decided to continue her career with us,” said Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve in Thursday’s release.
Brunson was acquired in the dispersal draft after the Sacramento Monarchs folded in 2009. Brunson won one WNBA championship in Sacramento, and has been a pivotal piece to all four championships in Minnesota.
Brunson scored 18 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in Game 4 of the 2017 WNBA Finals. The Los Angeles Sparks had an opportunity to close out the series for the second year in a row in Game 4, but the Lynx were able to force a Game 5 on their home floor. Brunson and league MVP Sylvia Fowles dominated on the glass, helping Minnesota get out to an early lead in that pivotal Game 4.
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The 14-year pro added the three-pointer to her game in 2017. Brunson shot 34.8% on 66 attempts. Brunson, in 13 regular seasons prior, attempted just 12 threes.
The Lynx now have their starting lineup locked up for 2018. With the news of Renee Montgomery’s departure for Atlanta, we will await further moves to see how the Lynx choose to round out their roster.
The Lynx hold the 12th overall pick in the upcoming draft. Perhaps the Lynx will bring on a young forward to learn behind Brunson and Fowles. Version one of The Summitt’s 2018 Mock Draft currently has the Lynx selecting guard Kia Nurse out of Connecticut.