Minnesota Lynx


2008 Finish
16-18, T-6th in Western Conference.

Departures

  • Lindsey Harding, G
  • Vanessa Hayden, F-C
  • Kristen Rasmussen, F
  • Nicole Ohlde, C

    Arrivals

  • Roneeka Hodges, G
  • Kelly Miller, G
  • LaToya Pringle, F
  • Christi Thomas, F

    Returning Players

  • Nicky Anosike, C
  • Seimone Augustus, F
  • Anna DeForge, G
  • Charde Houston, F
  • Navonda Moore, G
  • Noelle Quinn, G
  • Candice Wiggins, G

    Free Agents

  • LaToya Thomas, F (UFA)

    Needs

  • Experience
  • Frontcourt depth

    Analysis
    You'd think at some point all these lottery selections in the draft would begin to pay off for the Lynx in the form of a postseason berth. The team had the top pick in 2006 (Seimone Augustus), acquired the top pick in 2007 (Lindsey Harding, who they snagged via trade with Phoenix) to go along with the fourth selection (Noelle Quinn) and owned the third pick in last year's draft (Candice Wiggins). The Lynx were on their way to their first playoff berth since 2004 last season, aided not only by their selection of Wiggins, but of Nicky Anosike and Charde Houston in the later rounds as well. However, the ultra competitive Western Conference proved to be just too tough and Minnesota finished two games out of the final playoff spot. This year the team has the fourth, ninth and 15th picks in the draft and figures to land one top talent if not more, that is unless they decide to move a selection or two for some much needed experience. They have already acquired WNBA vets Kelly Miller and Christi Thomas during the off-season while shipping off Harding, so will that trend continue on draft day? Whether they stand pat or look to deal, shoring up their frontcourt, especially with the departure of Nicole Ohlde, should be a priority.

    2009 Selections

  • No. 4 (R1)
  • No. 9 (R1)
  • No. 15 (R2)
  • No. 30 (R3)

    Recent Draft History
    200820072006
    3. Candice Wiggins4. Noelle Quinn1. Seimone Augustus
    16. Nicky Anosike15. Eshaya Murphy7. Shona Thorburn
    30. Charde Houston23. Brooke Smith31. Megan Duffy
    24. Kathrin Ress