Angel McCoughtry is heading to the Minnesota Lynx, reaching a deal with the WNBA team, as first reported by Girls Talk Sports TV’s Khristina Williams.
.@GrlsTlkSportsTV SOURCES: Angel McCoughtry and the Minnesota Lynx are expected to reach an agreement.— Khristina Williams (@Khristina) January 28, 2022
.@GrlsTlkSportsTV SOURCES: Angel McCoughtry and the Minnesota Lynx are expected to reach an agreement.
According to the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, McCoughtry has signed with Minnesota and will join the Lynx next week.
The former first-round draft pick enters her 13th year in the WNBA after missing last season with the Las Vegas Aces due to a torn ACL and meniscus. In 2020, McCoughtry helped the Aces to a WNBA Finals run, averaging 14.4 points and 5.1 rebounds across 22 games played.
The 35-year-old is a five-time All-Star, two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time league-leading scorer, but she has yet to capture a WNBA championship, falling short in all four of her Finals’ appearances.
McCoughtry will join a Lynx roster that will likely be missing Napheesa Collier, who is expecting her first child in May. Playing a similar role on the court as Collier, McCoughtry and center Sylvia Fowles still have the potential to lead Minnesota to a playoff run.
The Lynx finished the 2021 season with a 22-10 record before falling to the Chicago Sky in the second round of the playoffs.