The Minnesota Lynx cut Layshia Clarendon, Crystal Dangerfield and four other players on Tuesday.
The roster cuts comes alongside the signing of Odyssey Sims to a one-year contract, Rachel Galligan reported for Winsidr.
Sims, who played for the Lynx in the 2019 and 2020 seasons, averaged 8.7 points, 3.6 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 30 games with the Atlanta Dream last season.
Per release:In subsequent moves, the Lynx have waived guards Layshia Clarendon, Crystal Dangerfield and Yvonne Turner along with forwards Rennia Davis and Kayla Jones and center Hannah Sjerven.— WinsidrAryeh (@WinsidrAryeh) May 3, 2022
Per release:In subsequent moves, the Lynx have waived guards Layshia Clarendon, Crystal Dangerfield and Yvonne Turner along with forwards Rennia Davis and Kayla Jones and center Hannah Sjerven.
Clarendon was drafted by the Indiana Fever in 2013 and bounced around the league before joining the Lynx as an unrestricted free agent last May. Clarendon, the first openly nonbinary player in WNBA history, averaged 10.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists through 21 appearances with the Lynx last season.
Lynx Cheryl Reeve coach told reporters Tuesday that the decision to waive Clarendon was injury-related.
“Yes. It wasn’t that Lay became a bad basketball player. It has nothing to do with Lay’s ability to not lead or play. It just didn’t feel like to start the season that we were in a good enough place physically.”
*Sighhhhh* 💔🤯😡🤢😶— Layshia Clarendon (@Layshiac) May 3, 2022
Dangerfield was selected with the No. 16 overall pick by Minnesota in 2020, winning Rookie of the Year honors that season. The guard averaged 7.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists through 31 appearances during the 2021 season.
Minnesota also waived Yvonne Turner, Rennia Davis, Kayla Jones and Hannah Sjerven on Tuesday.