The Lynx have always been part of the WNBA Finals. With the team’s 2014 record second-seeded in the Western Conference, they’re heavily favored to win their 3rd championship in a span of five seasons.
In order to claim the third crown this season, Minnesota Lynx established a powerhouse roster including the reigning Most Valuable Player Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus who’s been the face of the franchise since 2006, veteran playmaker Lindsay Whalen and other key players.
The 6-foot-tall Moore, who happened to be the No. 1 pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft, is once again the focal point of the team’s offense. With her 813 points in the 2014 regular season, there’s no doubt that she’s one of the big reasons why Lynx are atop of every preseason title favorite list. According to this Lynx superstar, her goal for this season is 50-40-90. And that’s in shooting percentages – 50 from the field, 40 percent on 3s and 90 percent from the line. Quite a rare player to use such goal for her own standard.
Known to the team’s fanatics, the Lynx have made it to three of the last four WNBA Finals, going all the way in 2011 and 2013 to prove their claim as one of the big forces in the league.
Perhaps the only major concern for the Lynx this season is a little shortage of frontcourt players. The team have lost the center Janel McCarville, Taj McWilliams-Franklin, Tan White, Asia Taylor, Lindsey Moore and Nadira McKenith.
Despite missing key personnel, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve told the news that she felt good about the depth her roster is heading into the season.
Still, the Lynx are not without Damiris Dantas, the 16th overall pick Rick Reshanda Gray and Asjha Jones, Nika Baric, Anna Cruz and Jennifer O’Neill. Such addition to Lynx roster makes the team hard to beat. Maybe it will be enough for them to make the playoffs and emerge triumphant at the end of the new season.
Well, it seems that another championship banner is the ultimate goal of Minnesota Lynx this season. It’s obvious that nobody can stop them from claiming their third title, despite the losses and injuries. So now I can’t wait to see them in the season opening against Tulsa Shock.