With Sylvia Fowles planning to retire at the end of the upcoming season, the Minnesota Lynx are preparing for the future of the franchise. That included locking two-time All-Star forward Napheesa Collier to a multi-year contract extension. The details of the deal have not yet been reported.
“Phee has been such an integral part of our franchise maintaining its championship aspirations,” said Lynx Head Coach and General Manager Cheryl Reeve in a statement. “I am thrilled that she has elected to extend her contract to remain a Lynx and look forward to the years ahead with Phee as a cornerstone of the franchise.”
Collier, drafted sixth overall in the 2019 WNBA Draft, won the Rookie of the Year and was selected to the All-Star Game in her first season in Minnesota. With her, the team has continued to enjoy some success reaching the playoffs in her three seasons.
“I’m excited to extend my career in Minnesota and to continue working towards a championship,” said Collier. “I look forward to joining my teammates and coaching staff for years to come.”
This last season, Collier led the team in scoring with 16.2 points per game and she contributed also 6.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game.