Lynx Trade Moore to Detroit for 2004 Third-Round Pick

Moore averaged 7.5 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in 2002.
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May 19, 2003 The Lynx today announced the team has traded guard Tamara Moore to Detroit for a third-round pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft. The trade is contingent upon Moore passing her physical examination. Minnesota's training camp roster currently stands at 14.

Moore appeared in 26 games (20 starts) for Minnesota in 2002, averaging 7.5 ppg and 2.9 apg. The former Minneapolis North High School star topped Minnesota in three-point field goal percentage (38.2%) and free throw percentage (83.0%, fifth in WNBA).

Moore, a 5-11 guard, was acquired from the Miami Sol in a midseason trade in 2002. Originally drafted by Miami in the first round (15th overall) of the 2002 WNBA Draft, Moore played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin.

"With the addition of Teresa Edwards and Sheri Sam in the offseason, we had a logjam in the backcourt," said Lynx head coach Suzie McConnell Serio. "We believe Tamara can be a solid player in the WNBA, and we really wanted to provide her with an opportunity. She is headed to a great situation in Detroit where she will have the chance to contribute and play."

The Lynx open their fifth WNBA regular season on Saturday against the Sacramento Monarchs at 7:00 p.m. at Target Center. Minnesota's 11-player active roster must be finalized by Wednesday, May 21. The team may also have two players on the Injured List.

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