Sting of Finals loss to Los Angeles is motivation as training camp begins.
Sunday the Lynx will begin training camp with the goal of winning a fourth league title in seven years. They've been here before, winning a title every other year since 2011.
In the compressed WNBA season, keeping the Lynx's best and most experienced players healthy might be the team's most important goal.
The Lynx open the regular season vs. the Chicago Sky at Xcel Energy Center on May 14.
Sunday the Lynx will begin training camp with the goal of winning a fourth WNBA title in seven years.
Lynx training camp opens Sunday.
Shao and Lynx center Sylvia Fowles have led Beijing to two consecutive Chinese professional league titles.
Northwestern's Nia Coffey, of Hopkins, is the first Wildcats player to be taken in the first round of the WNBA draft.
Jones averaged 13.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game as a senior and was an Associated Press honorable mention all-America as well as a first-team all-Big 12 pick.
Forward/center Chantel Osahor will battle for a spot on the team's roster after being acquired the day after she was taken in the second round of the WNBA draft.
A closer look at all three picks: Alexis Jones, Lisa Berkani and Tahlia Tupaea.
Kelsey Plum went first in the WNBA draft Thursday. Then, South Carolina took over.
All 36 picks from Thursday night's draft.
Nia Coffey, taken in the WNBA Draft on Thursday, achieved a dream she shared with her siblings, including Gophers freshman Amir Coffey
With a veteran lineup already in place, the Lynx this week aren't shying away from drafting a player they'll need to groom.
Minnesota has the final pick in each of the three rounds, No. 12 overall, No. 24 and No. 36.
San Antonio owns the first pick Thursday night; the Lynx draft last in the first round.
Ruth Riley's phone has been ringing constantly over the past week. It will only get busier over the next 24 hours.
Nia Coffey ended her four-year basketball career at Northwestern with her name all over the program's list of records.
The Lynx can turn to the WNBA Draft for an infusion of youth for an aging roster.