The Minnesota Lynx have signed forward Damiris Dantas to a multiyear contract extension, the team announced Thursday.
“Damiris has been such an important part of the Lynx culture since she first became a member of our organization in 2014,” head coach Cheryl Reeve said. “She has made great strides as a player over the last couple of years and remains an important element in our path forward.”
A first-round pick by the Lynx in 2014, Dantas was traded to Atlanta as part of a three-team trade that sent Sylvia Fowles to Minnesota. After spending the next four years with Atlanta, Dantas signed with the Lynx before the 2019 season.
She averaged 9.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest while shooting 39.3% from 3-point range last season. In 2020, Dantas has started 20 games and is averaging a career-high 12.8 points, 6.0 rebounds while shooting 3s at a 43% clip.
Minnesota returns to the court Thursday night with a matchup against Las Vegas before wrapping up the regular season Saturday against Indiana.