The Minnesota Lynx have re-signed Layshia Clarenson and Rachel Banham. According to HerHoopStats, both deals are for one year.

“Re-signing both Layshia and Rachel was very important for us this offseason,” said head coach and GM Cheryl Reeve. “Layshia played a clear role in our success last season and their command of the game and leadership while on the floor is vital. Rachel’s shooting and passing ability adds an important dimension to the team from the bench. We are happy to have both players back for the 2022 season.”

Clarendon appeared in 21 games for Minnesota in the 2021 season, averaging 10.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game. They led the Lynx in assists on 16 occasions, including a season-best nine assists twice (June 23 and July 9). Recording a season-high 20 points and seven assists on June 25, it was their fifth career 20+ point performance.

“Minnesota and this team have been a salve for my soul,” said Clarendon. “There was no question during free agency where I wanted to be. I’m beyond thrilled to be back with the Lynx for my 10th season.”

Clarendon joined the Lynx after being waived by New York on May 20.

Banham played 27 games during the 2021 season, her second with Minnesota. She contributed 5.0 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game while shooting 39.5 percent from the field.

“Minnesota is my home,” said Banham. “There’s no greater feeling than playing at home in front of your friends, family and the greatest fans in the WNBA. I’m very excited to be back and look forward to what this season holds.”

A native of Lakeville, Minn., Banham graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2016. The fourth overall pick of the 2016 draft, she spent her first four seasons with Connecticut. She was later traded to the Lynx in 2020. During the 2020 season, she averaged 6.9 points and 2.4 assists through 20 games.

The Lynx have been active this offseason, signing Angel McCoughtry and re-signing veteran Sylvia Fowles for her final season.