Damiris Dantas is returning to the Minnesota Lynx. She’s one of four players announced as returning on Friday night, joining Lindsay Allen, Bridget Carleton, and Nikolina Milić.
Her home away from home.
Happy to have you back, DD! pic.twitter.com/Rh3brR8vzJ
— Minnesota Lynx (@minnesotalynx) February 3, 2023
Dantas, who turned 30 in November, has spent the majority of her career in the Twin Cities. Over the last few years, Dantas has transitioned from a role player to a starter. She will fill in nicely in the paint as long as she is able to stay healthy and on the court. Her ability score both inside and out make her the perfect floor-spacing forward in today’s modern WNBA game.
Dantas entered the WNBA in 2014 as the 12th overall pick by the Lynx. After spending the first year and a half in Minnesota, Dantas was traded to the Atlanta Dream in 2015 as a part of the deal that sent Sylvia Fowles to the Lynx. Dantas played in Atlanta through the 2018 season before signing with Minnesota in 2019 and playing the following four summers with the Lynx.
Dantas, who played in just 15 games in 2022, averaged 5.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 17.5 minutes per game a season ago.