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Sylvia Fowles announces return to Minnesota Lynx

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Sylvia Fowles is returning to Minnesota, with the veteran center announcing via social media on Wednesday that she intends to re-sign with the Lynx with the caption “HOME.”

Elsewhere on the graphic image are the words “I’m back.”

An unrestricted free agent, Fowles’ status in the league had been uncertain. On Tuesday, the StarTribune reported that she would be returning for her 15th season.

In 2021, the two-time WNBA champion had one of her best seasons, averaging 18 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 31 games. As a result, she was named WNBA Defensive Player of the Year for the fourth time in her career. Originally drafted by the Chicago Sky, Fowles has spent seven years of her 14 year career in Minnesota.

Teams cannot officially announce signings until Feb. 1.