Kayla McBride has verbally agreed to terms on a multi-year deal with the Minnesota Lynx, sources told Winsidr’s Rachel Galligan on Wednesday. Players can officially sign with teams beginning on Feb. 1.
McBride was selected by the San Antonio Stars with the 3rd overall pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft. She played her first four professional seasons in San Antonio before the franchise relocated to Las Vegas, where McBride has spent the past three years.
The 28-year old had a rough 2020, averaging a career low 12.5 points per game. In a Players Tribune article, McBride opened up about her struggles with mental health and how the COVID-19 pandemic was affecting her. The three time All-Star scored just 9.5 points per game during Las Vegas’s playoff run in the Bradenton, Florida bubble.
Minnesota has good reason to expect a bounceback, and McBride figures to slot seamlessly into the Lynx’s starting shooting guard position. A pesky perimeter defender who loves to launch three-pointers, McBride will be a key part of Minnesota’s 2021 playoff aspirations.