Damiris
Dantas

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Damiris Dantas's Bio

About Damiris Dantas

NOTABLE:
• Olympian with Brazil Basketball (2012, 2016)

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Selected by Minnesota in the 1st round (12th overall) of the 2012 WNBA Draft… Signed a three-year contract on Apr. 2, 2014… Acquired by Atlanta from Minnesota on July 27, 2015 as part of a three-team trade that saw the Lynx receive Sylvia Fowles from Chicago… Signed by Minnesota to a two-year contract as a restricted free agent on Feb. 8, 2019… Signed to a two-year contract extension on Sept. 10, 2020.

2021 SEASON
Saw her seventh WNBA season cut short by a Lisfranc injury in her right foot suffered Aug. 31 vs. New York that caused her to miss all seven September contests… Played in 24 games overall, averaging 7.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg and 2.3 apg in 23.8 mpg and shooting 37.7% from the field, 33.3% (34-for-102) from long distance and 75.0% from the line… Tumbled to 4.7 ppg (30.3%) in six August starts, having tallied 11.9 ppg (49.2%) – including 41.0% (16-for-39) from three-point range – in her final seven games prior to the Olympic Break… Contributed a season-high nine rebounds (one of three-times she led) and a career-best four steals July 9 at Las Vegas… Scored a season-best 23 points June 23 in Atlanta; her 6-for-11 effort from long distance marked career highs in both categories… Handed out a season-high five assists and matched her career best with two blocks in the May 30 win vs. Connecticut.

WNBA CAREER CAPSULE
2020: Finished her sixth season (fourth in Minnesota) by starting every game for the first time in her career… Averaged a career-high 12.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.6 apg and 1.14 spg while logging 26.6 mpg; the rebound, steal and minute figures are career bests, as well… Ranked 9th in the WNBA in three-point accuracy at a career-high 43.3% (39-for-90) while hitting 46.4% from the floor overall and 72.7% from the FT line… Was Minnesota’s top scorer on four occasions, including three times in the final seven games; she tallied 18.0 ppg (54.1%) and 7.9 rpg in those seven (30.0 mpg), shooting 58.3% (21-for-36) from beyond the arc… Handed out a season-high eight assists Sept. 12 vs. Indiana, one shy of her career best… Pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds Sept. 4 vs. Dallas, part of her sixth career double-double (fifth in a Minnesota uniform)… Erupted for a career-high 28 points Sept. 2 vs. Chicago while swiping a career-best three steals… Led the Lynx with nine rebounds Aug. 31 vs. Los Angeles, and dealt seven assists Aug. 13 vs. Las Vegas… 2019: Returned to Minnesota for her fifth WNBA season, becoming the fourth player to serve two separate stints with the Lynx (Kristen Mann, Janel McCarville, Renee Montgomery)… Started 26 games, missing eight (June 30-July 17, Aug. 11) due to a strained left calf… Tallied 9.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 3.2 apg in 25.6 mpg; the assist average led all WNBA frontcourt players and surpassed McCarville’s mark of 3.1 apg in 2014 as the best ever by a Lynx frontcourt player… Ranked 7th in the league in three-point accuracy (39.3%, 42-for-107) – having entered the season as a career 28.1% shooter from beyond the arc – and also hit 43.2% from the field and 73.1% from the line… Dealt a career-high nine assists (with no turnovers) Sept. 8 at Los Angeles, bettering her previous best of eight set Aug. 22 vs. Dallas; the latter game also featured no turnovers… During Minnesota’s 5-1 sprint to the finish line, she was credited with 31 assists/3 TOs while averaging 12.3 ppg and shooting 51.7% from the floor… Scored the 1000th point of her WNBA career Sept. 6 at Phoenix… Collected 17 points and a season-high 10 rebounds Aug. 27 vs. Chicago, her first double-double since 2015… Led Minnesota with 22 points and six assists June 16 vs. Las Vegas, becoming the sixth player in Lynx history to register 5+ triples and 5+ assists in the same contest; it’s her third career 20+ point effort (second this year)… Tallied a team-high 20 points June 1 at Dallas; the three steals in that game matched a career best… 2018: Saw her fourth WNBA season curtailed by injury, playing in 19 of Atlanta’s first 20 games before missing the final 14 and eventually undergoing right ankle surgery on Aug. 16… Posted career lows with 5.4 ppg and 2.4 rpg in 13.4 mpg, shooting 43.3% from the floor… Reached double figures on five occasions, including a season-high 15-point effort June 5 vs. Connecticut… Handed out a career-high five assists July 6 vs. Seattle… 2017: Appeared in all 34 games for Atlanta, including a pair of starts… Averaged 7.7 ppg (39.2%) and 3.6 rpg while logging 18.1 mpg, shooting 26.5% (26-for-98) from beyond the arc and 76.7% (33-for-43) from the FT line… Matched her career high with 22 points (in a season-best 37:20) June 13 at Seattle, one of 13 double-figure efforts overall… Hauled down a season-high nine rebounds July 15 at Seattle… 2016: Did not play in the WNBA… 2015: Split the summer between Minnesota and Atlanta, having been acquired by the Dream on July 27 as part of a three-team trade that saw the Lynx receive Sylvia Fowles from Chicago… Played in 32 games, starting all 16 contests after arriving in Atlanta (20 starts overall)… Averaged 6.9 ppg (on 45.1% shooting) and 4.3 rpg in 20.7 mpg while ranking 2nd in the WNBA in FT accuracy at 91.1% (51-for-56)… Added a season-high 18 points Aug. 9 at Tulsa, one of seven double-digit scoring nights, and totaled 15 points and a career-high 12 rebounds Sept. 9 vs. Los Angeles (her fourth career double-double)… 2014: Finished her rookie season as the youngest player to don a Lynx uniform since Candice Wiggins in 2008… Saw action in 30 games, missing the final four due to personal reasons… Returned to play in three postseason contests… Netted 6.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg and 1.2 apg in 21.8 mpg, shooting 51.1% from the floor and 76.0% from the line… Started the first 23 contests (with Minnesota going 17- 6); she contributed 7.2 ppg (50.4%) and 5.8 rpg in 25.7 mpg as a starter… Totaled 10 points and a season-high 12 rebounds June 15 vs. Phoenix; she netted 15 points and 11 rebounds June 8 at L.A.… Scored a season-high 17 points May 30 vs. San Antonio… Swiped three steals May 24 vs. New York, and logged a season-high 40:15 vs. Connecticut… Hauled in 12 rebounds May 16 at Washington; she’s the second player in league history to collect 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists in her WNBA debut (Candace Parker, 2008).

PLAYOFFS
2020: Averaged a team-best 18.0 ppg (47.1%), 7.5 rpg and 2.8 apg in four playoff starts… Tallied 23 points vs. Seattle on Sept. 24… 2019: Topped Minnesota with 20 points, adding six rebounds and two steals, on Sept. 11 vs. Seattle… 2014: Appeared in three playoff games, averaging 0.7 points and 0.3 assists per game.

INTERNATIONAL
2020: Represented Brazil in both legs of the FIBA OQT (Bahia Blanca, Argentina and Bourges, France), averaging 16.8 ppg (47.3%) and 8.3 rpg in six outings… 2019: Named to the All-Star Five at the FIBA AmeriCup tournament in San Juan, P.R. after registering 17.3 ppg (47.3%) and 6.8 rpg in six starts… 2016: Ranked as the 4th-leading scorer at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, netting 16.8 ppg (46.6%), 7.6 rpg and 2.20 spg in five games… 2014: Represented Brazil at the FIBA World Championship in Turkey; she added 3.5 ppg and 3.2 rpg in four starts… 2013: Led Brazil to the gold medal at the FIBA South American Championship, held in Argentina; she was named tournament MVP after averaging 16.2 ppg and 10.0 rpg in five contests… 2012: Member of Brazil’s entry at the London Olympics, where she collected 4.0 ppg and 4.8 rpg in five games… 2011: Named Most Valuable Player at the FIBA U19 World Championshp, held in Chile… Averaged 20.9 ppg and 12.6 rpg in nine games, capped by a 26-point, 13-rebound, four-steal effort in the bronze-medal game win over Australia on July 31… 2010: Chosen to represent Brazil as a 17-year-old at the FIBA World Championship, held in the Czech Republic… Had 10 points and 10 rebounds vs. Spain on Sept. 25, her debut with the senior national team.

OVERSEAS
2020-21: Appeared in eight games for Brazilian club Vera Cruz, averaging 21.6 ppg (48.8%) and 12.3 rpg for the Paulista League champions… 2019-20: Played for WKBL club BNK Sum, averaging a league-best 20.2 ppg (49.8%) and 9.3 rpg in 27 starts… 2018-19: Selected by OK SavingsBank in the WKBL draft and went on to contribute 19.3 ppg (43.0%) and 10.0 rpg in 33 contests… 2017-18: Played for KB Stars, tallying 19.2 ppg (52.4%) and 9.4 rpg in 38 WKBL outings… 2016-17: Led Brazilian club Corinthians to the LBF title by averaging 21.2 ppg (48.2%), 8.0 rpg and 2.04 spg in 25 starts, boosting those figures to 24.0 ppg (50.6%), 8.8 rpg and 2.20 spg in the five-game championship series vs. Uninassau… 2015-16: Returned to Americana, tallying 19.6 ppg and 7.9 rpg in 21 starts… 2014-15: Helped Americana in the Brazilian League win the LBF title, averaging 17.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg and 1.8 apg in 24 games… 2013-14: Played with Americana in the Brazilian League, averaging 11.8 ppg (51.4%), 6.8 rpg and 1.7 spg in 18 games… 2012-13: Played with Maranhao in the Brazilian league… Appeared in 10 LBF games, averaging 12.4 ppg and 8.7 rpg while hitting 49.5%… Appeared in 11 games in Paulista play, averaging 11.9 ppg and 6.9 rpg… 2011-12: Appeared in 25 games with Spanish club Celta Vigo in the Liga Femenina… Averaged 13.1 ppg and 7.0 rpg in 27.2 mpg, leading the team in both points and rebounds.

PERSONAL
Born November 17, 1992 in Ferraz de Vasconcelos, São Paulo, Brazil … Began her basketball career at the age of 13 playing at Janeth Arcain’s basketball institute.

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