The Minnesota Lynx announced this week that they have signed Damiris Dantas to a multi-year contract extension. Exact details and terms of the deal were not released.
The six-foot-three forward from Brazil was originally drafted by Minnesota as the No. 12 overall pick of the 2012 WNBA Draft. Dantas did not a suit up for the Lynx until the 2014 season. Dantas was traded to Atlanta in part of a three-team deal which allowed Minnesota to acquire Sylvia Fowles in 2015. During her three years in Atlanta, she averaged 7.2 points and 3.7 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game.
Dantas rejoined the Lynx prior to the 2019 season and 2020 has proven to be a breakout year for the star. Dantas is currently averaging 12.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game while shooting it 46.5 percent from the floor.
“Damiris has been such an important part of the Lynx culture since she first became a member of our organization in 2014,” said Reeve per release. “She has made great strides as a player over the last couple of years and remains an important element in our path forward.”
A member of the Brazilian National Team, Dantas has appeared in two Olympic games in 2012 (London) and 2016 (Rio de Janeiro).