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2013-14 Minnesota Lynx offseason: New uniforms, same championship talent

The defending champion Minnesota Lynx will return to action this summer with new uniforms, fresh young talent, and the same championship core.

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Lynx beat Mystics in season opener

The Washington Mystics fell behind big time early, but they fought back and had a one point lead at one point in the fourth quarter. The Minnesota Lynx then took care of business from there and won 89-77.


Lynx's Rebekkah Brunson out 8-10 weeks

The Lynx will be limping into the early part of the season, with Brunson joining Monica Wright and Devereaux Peters on the sidelines.


Minnesota's Monica Wright out indefinitely after knee surgery

Wright was a strong Sixth Woman of the Year candidate in 2013 and a valuable piece to Minnesota's rotation last season. This is a big blow to their rotation.


Lynx sign Tan White, trade Sugar Rodgers to New York

The Lynx signed free agent Tan White (formerly of the Connecticut Sun) and traded Sugar Rodgers to the New York Liberty for the right to swap third-round picks in the 2015 draft.

More on the Rodgers Trade: here. More on signing of Tan white here.


Round 3, Pick 12: Lynx select Asia Taylor

With the final pick of the 2014 WNBA draft, the Lynx selected Asia Taylor.

A bit on Taylor here:

If we're going to consider Bri Kulas, then it's probably also reasonable to consider Asia Taylor as well. Taylor is more of a WNBA tweener who does have the physical tools to possibly play the wing. Her potential versatility was on display in Louisville's Elite Eight loss with 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists.


Round 2, Pick 12: Lynx select Christina Foggie

Seriously, folks: why do the Lynx keep getting talent that other people don't seem to notice?

With the final pick of the second round, the Lynx selected Vanderbilt's Christina Foggie.

Wows: I will not go on a mini-rant about this, but if you want a shooter, why not take one who actually puts the ball through the basket often? Foggie does that and actually does it better than some more highly touted prospects and a few drafted higher than her. She's an extremely good shooter, both off the dribble and off screens and will add another threat to Lynx training camp. Her free throw rate - which the Lynx apparently pay attention to as well - is also higher than a number of other guards in this draft.

Wonders: The one red flag for Foggie is that she shot just over 50% of her shots from beyond the three point arc. But if the Lynx need a spot up shooter - and that would appear to be the case - why not give Foggie a shot?

Worries: Foggie tended to struggle against quicker defenders, which was one knock against her. But if she's in a system where she can spot up or find opportunities off of weakside action, she should be ok.


Round 2, Pick 3: Lynx select Asya Bussie

With the third pick in the second round, the Minnesota Lynx select West Virginia center Asya Bussie.

Wows: Bussie is an outstanding rebounder, which should translate well to the WNBA, as well as a rugged post scorer who gets to the free throw line at an extremely high rate. Her shot blocking ability and instincts on defense make her a potential defensive presence for a team that certainly doesn't need more scoring.

Wonders: You have to wonder how much her injury history will matter as she moves forward. She was coming off a redshirt year this season and did an outstanding job, but - as we've seen far too often - these things can have lingering effects.

Worries: The one knock against her is that if you take away the free throw rate, she's not otherwise a very efficient scorer.


Round 1, Pick 12: Lynx select Tricia Liston

The Minnesota Lynx have selected Duke forward Tricia Liston with the 12th and final pick of the first round of the 2014 WNBA Draft.

Wows: Tricia Liston can really, really shoot the ball. And at 6-foot-1, she should have little problem in continuing to get that shot off against WNBA competition. She makes an already extremely dangerous Lynx offense that much more dangerous.

Wonders: How much does the ball handling ability she showed for Duke this season in Chelsea Gray's absence help her WNBA potential? She won't be needed for ball handling in Minnesota, but in terms of her scoring versatility it could help.

Worries: The only real concern for Liston is how she fits in defensively. Duke played quite a bit of zone defense after Gray's injury, which didn't exactly test Liston much. However, in transition against quicker opponents she really struggled at times. The Lynx don't really lack for defensive players on the roster likely rendering this point moot.


Amber Harris will not be back with Minnesota this season

Amber Harris, the No. 4 overall pick of the 2011 WNBA draft, will not be back with the Minnesota Lynx this year. Harris has averaged 3 points per game in her three years with the Lynx.


SA Community Mock Draft: Who does the Lynx pick?

Decide who the Lynx will pick as their first round pick in 2014.


Minnesota Lynx announce new jersey deal with Mayo Clinic

As speculated back in early February, the Minnesota Lynx formally announced a jersey deal with Mayo Clinic today. What do you think of those new jerseys?

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