Lynx Hot Start and Fowles Trade
It is no surprise that the Minnesota Lynx are off to another great start this season. The Lynx have cemented themselves as one of the top WNBA franchises in the last four years, and again this season look like a WNBA powerhouse.
Since drafting Maya Moore in 2010, the Minnesota Lynx have been arguably the best franchise in the WNBA the last four years. Since coming into the league, Maya Moore has not only been the face of the Lynx, but has also been one of the faces of the entire WNBA.
After winning two NCAA championships and having a record of 150-4, Maya Moore has brought her winning ways to Minnesota. In her four seasons, she has led the Lynx to three WNBA finals and has won two. Moore has been getting better every year, and last season took home her first WNBA MVP award.
She is off to another great start this season, averaging 20.7 points and 7.3 rebounds a game so far and leading Minnesota to a Western Conference best 12-5 record this season. Since Moore has been in the league, the Lynx have finished first in the Western Conference three times in four seasons, so it comes as no surprise that the Lynx again find themselves in first place 17 games through the season. The Lynx already have proven that they are a force in the league and with their most recent trade, made themselves even scarier.
The Lynx just acquired Sylvia Fowles from the Chicago Sky to bolster their already very talented roster. Sylvia Fowles is regarded as one of the best centers not just in the WNBA right now but also one of the top centers in the history of the WNBA. Fowles has not played a game yet this year because she was holding out until the Sky traded her. Fowles got her wish and is heading to Minnesota where she will try to hold down the paint for the Lynx. Fowles, a two-time defensive player of the year, will be looking for her first WNBA title, and couldn't have asked for a better situation to be thrown into.
With Maya Moore coming off an MVP season, and the new acquisition of Fowles, it is looking like another exciting year as the Lynx head into the second half of the year. As long as the team stays healthy, there is a very good chance that Maya Moore and the Lynx could be bringing another WNBA title back to Minnesota.