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RE: Minnesota Lynx - 9/11/2019 3:03:55 PM   
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It's official; Napisha Collier is the WNBA rookie of the year.

http://www.startribune.com/lynx-s-napheesa-collier-named-associated-press-wnba-rookie-of-the-year/560048752/

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RE: Minnesota Lynx - 9/12/2019 12:08:23 PM   
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Sheryl Reeves has lost her coaching prowess.

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RE: Minnesota Lynx - 9/12/2019 12:11:58 PM   
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Great game from our frontcourt, but tough to win when your backcourt combines for 1 point.
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RE: Minnesota Lynx - 9/12/2019 5:05:19 PM   
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ORIGINAL: TJSweens

It's official; Napisha Collier is the WNBA rookie of the year.

http://www.startribune.com/lynx-s-napheesa-collier-named-associated-press-wnba-rookie-of-the-year/560048752/


She's going to be a flat out star.

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RE: Minnesota Lynx - 9/14/2019 7:18:15 PM   
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We get Maya back next year we will have something.

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RE: Minnesota Lynx - 9/16/2019 1:13:09 PM   
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Napheesa Collier has been named the WNBA Rookie of the Year, the fourth Lynx player to win the award, joining Betty Lennox, Seimone Augustus, and Maya Moore as previous Lynx winners.

Collier was the sixth overall pick in the 2019 WNBA draft after starring at the University of Connecticut. It was a bit of a surprise that she fell to the sixth spot on draft night, but the Lynx were ready and grabbed the all-around player.

She became a starter immediately, in part due to injuries, but never lost her spot and became the Lynx’ most vital player over the course of the season. She showed her ability to do nearly everything well on both ends of the court, and do so consistently, a rarity for a rookie.

She wound up leading the league in total minutes, and finished in the top ten in total win shares, defensive win shares, defensive rating, and steals. She averaged 13.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, adding 2.6 assists, two steals and a block per.

Collier was named to the All-Star game as an injury replacement, the only rookie to make the squad. She stuffed the stat sheet everywhere, and looks like the next Lynx star.

Collier is joined on the All-Rookie first team by Arike Ogunbowale of the Dallas Wings, Teaira McCowan of the Indiana Fever, Jackie Young of the Las Vegas Aces, and Brianna Turner of the Phoenix Mercury.

https://www.canishoopus.com/2019/9/16/20868230/nepheesa-collier-named-wnba-rookie-of-the-year-lynx
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RE: Minnesota Lynx - 9/16/2019 1:15:48 PM   
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Maya Moore hints at possible retirement in Facebook video:

https://www.swishappeal.com/wnba/2019/9/16/20868328/wnba-maya-moore-hints-at-retirement-in-facebook-video
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RE: Minnesota Lynx - 9/16/2019 1:48:57 PM   
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If Mya is really moving on, then many thanks to her. She was the consummate great player / great citizen that we don't see enough of. If she has a higher calling then best of luck to her in all that she does.

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RE: Minnesota Lynx - 9/16/2019 1:54:38 PM   
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ORIGINAL: David Levine

Napheesa Collier has been named the WNBA Rookie of the Year, the fourth Lynx player to win the award, joining Betty Lennox, Seimone Augustus, and Maya Moore as previous Lynx winners.

Collier was the sixth overall pick in the 2019 WNBA draft after starring at the University of Connecticut. It was a bit of a surprise that she fell to the sixth spot on draft night, but the Lynx were ready and grabbed the all-around player.

She became a starter immediately, in part due to injuries, but never lost her spot and became the Lynx’ most vital player over the course of the season. She showed her ability to do nearly everything well on both ends of the court, and do so consistently, a rarity for a rookie.

She wound up leading the league in total minutes, and finished in the top ten in total win shares, defensive win shares, defensive rating, and steals. She averaged 13.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, adding 2.6 assists, two steals and a block per.

Collier was named to the All-Star game as an injury replacement, the only rookie to make the squad. She stuffed the stat sheet everywhere, and looks like the next Lynx star.

Collier is joined on the All-Rookie first team by Arike Ogunbowale of the Dallas Wings, Teaira McCowan of the Indiana Fever, Jackie Young of the Las Vegas Aces, and Brianna Turner of the Phoenix Mercury.

https://www.canishoopus.com/2019/9/16/20868230/nepheesa-collier-named-wnba-rookie-of-the-year-lynx

I think it's safe to say that if Collier's 3 pt shooting hadn't fallen off he senior year, she would have been long gone by the Lynx pick. She hit 36% on 3 pointers as a rookie. Maybe she can teach Andrew Wiggins.

I think Reeves, tried to move up to assure getting her, but in her words other teams weren't willing to trade with the Lynx. She was downright giddy when Collier fell to the Lynx.

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RE: Minnesota Lynx - 9/17/2019 10:36:55 AM   
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If Mya is really moving on, then many thanks to her. She was the consummate great player / great citizen that we don't see enough of. If she has a higher calling then best of luck to her in all that she does.


She really is a remarkable individual.

Maya Moore Left Basketball. A Prisoner Needed Her Help.

Moore, a W.N.B.A. star, said she wanted to translate social justice talk into action. Now she is on a sabbatical this season trying to help free a man she believes was wrongly convicted.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/30/sports/maya-moore-wnba-quit.html
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RE: Minnesota Lynx - 9/17/2019 6:16:34 PM   
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Collier did not play like a rookie from her first game. She looked like a veteran. She’s a very tough, physical presence when she needs to be. Had nice touch when she needs that too. Good basketball sense. Would love to see her teamed up with Maya.

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RE: Minnesota Lynx - 9/18/2019 4:30:30 PM   
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Executive of the Year: Cheryl Reeve, Minnesota Lynx

Two-time Coach of the Year Cheryl Reeve is the 2019 Executive of the Year thanks to a list of impressive offseason moves for the rebuilding Minnesota Lynx.

This season was one of rebuilding for the Lynx. With no Maya Moore, Lindsey Whalen or Rebekkah Brunson, and Seimone Augustus sitting out to start the season, head coach and general manager Reeve had to find a way to mix her five returning players and the list of new players for the Lynx to maintain the excellence they’ve established. Drafting eventual Rookie of the Year Napheesa Collier in a steal at sixth overall helped immeasurably, as did getting a veteran guard in Odyssey Sims in a pretty routine trade, as did the rest of her laundry list of impactful offseason moves. All told, by the end of the season, the rebuilt Lynx made their ninth straight playoff appearance.

https://www.swishappeal.com/wnba/2019/9/12/20858155/wnba-2019-season-awards-executive-of-the-year-cheryl-reeve-minnesota-lynx
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RE: Minnesota Lynx - 9/18/2019 5:37:39 PM   
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Executive of the Year: Cheryl Reeve, Minnesota Lynx

Two-time Coach of the Year Cheryl Reeve is the 2019 Executive of the Year thanks to a list of impressive offseason moves for the rebuilding Minnesota Lynx.

This season was one of rebuilding for the Lynx. With no Maya Moore, Lindsey Whalen or Rebekkah Brunson, and Seimone Augustus sitting out to start the season, head coach and general manager Reeve had to find a way to mix her five returning players and the list of new players for the Lynx to maintain the excellence they’ve established. Drafting eventual Rookie of the Year Napheesa Collier in a steal at sixth overall helped immeasurably, as did getting a veteran guard in Odyssey Sims in a pretty routine trade, as did the rest of her laundry list of impactful offseason moves. All told, by the end of the season, the rebuilt Lynx made their ninth straight playoff appearance.

https://www.swishappeal.com/wnba/2019/9/12/20858155/wnba-2019-season-awards-executive-of-the-year-cheryl-reeve-minnesota-lynx

Way to go Cheryl.

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