Bridget & the Minnesota Lynx

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Still on the Lynx roster although the Lynx have been wheeling and dealing. Recent article in Star Trib here noted they will probably only carry 11 players and not the full 12 player roster max.

The Lynx are very deep in players able to play the forward positions, with Damiris Dantas and Napheesa Collier as the starters. McBride will very likely play a good amount of time at small forward. Plus, Reeve has Bridget Carleton and, if healthy, Jessica Shepard coming off the bench.
There will be a lot of competition for the final spot or two on the roster, which will include the ninth pick in this year's draft.

https://www.startribune.com/lynx-trade-mikiah-herbert-harrigan-to-seattle-for-draft-pick/600021462/
 

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Still on the Lynx roster although the Lynx have been wheeling and dealing. Recent article in Star Trib here noted they will probably only carry 11 players and not the full 12 player roster max.

The Lynx are very deep in players able to play the forward positions, with Damiris Dantas and Napheesa Collier as the starters. McBride will very likely play a good amount of time at small forward. Plus, Reeve has Bridget Carleton and, if healthy, Jessica Shepard coming off the bench.
There will be a lot of competition for the final spot or two on the roster, which will include the ninth pick in this year's draft.

https://www.startribune.com/lynx-trade-mikiah-herbert-harrigan-to-seattle-for-draft-pick/600021462/
I think she deserves a spot - her versatility is better than Shepard.
There is a speculation too that Odyssey Sims might be traded.
 

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I think she deserves a spot - her versatility is better than Shepard.
There is a speculation too that Odyssey Sims might be traded.
Don't agree on Shepard, she was playing great before she got hurt.

I do hope they trade Sims. She is a selfish player that does not make the team better. A drinking game with "Sims passes to Carleton" would leave your glass full and never touched!
 
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I do hope they trade Sims. She is a selfish player that does not make the team better.
According to the link I just posted:
Minnesota gets:
2022 2nd Round Pick

Indiana gets:
Odyssey Sims
Exclusive negotiating rights to Temi Fagbenle
2022 1st Round Pick
2022 3rd Round Pick

I'm no expert in WNBA transactions, but this seems to indicate the Lynx agreed with you. They gave up more in draft pick value than they received -- they paid Indiana to take her off their hands. I assume they would have lost the cap space she took up if they had released her.

EDIT #1: Indiana immediately waived her. It was indeed a cap space move.

EDIT #2: Minnesota immediately announced the signing of Aerial Powers. The agreement had already been public (it was mentioned in the article Boxster posted Saturday) but they needed to make room for her.
 
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According to the link I just posted:
Minnesota gets:
2022 2nd Round Pick

Indiana gets:
Odyssey Sims
Exclusive negotiating rights to Temi Fagbenle
2022 1st Round Pick
2022 3rd Round Pick

I'm no expert in WNBA transactions, but this seems to indicate the Lynx agreed with you. They gave up more in draft pick value than they received -- they paid Indiana to take her off their hands. I assume they would have lost the cap space she took up if they had released her.

EDIT #1: Indiana immediately waived her. It was indeed a cap space move.

EDIT #2: Minnesota immediately announced the signing of Aerial Powers. The agreement had already been public (it was mentioned in the article Boxster posted Saturday) but they needed to make room for her.
Wow. I said they were wheelin' n dealin' but essentially paying another team to take Sims and waive her is more than I could have hoped for! Not a Sims fan.
 
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