Minnesota Lynx Re-Sign Center Jessica Adair 01 Feb 13

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today announced the team has re-signed center Jessica Adair. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Jessica proved to be a key member of the 2011 championship team, playing a significant role for the team down the stretch and in the postseason,” said Lynx Executive Vice President Roger Griffith. “We’re hopeful that she enters this season healthy and ready to return to her 2011 form. We look forward to watching her continued growth as a player.”

Adair was limited due to injuries in 2012, appearing in just 19 games and averaging just 8.8 minutes per contest. She averaged 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds, shooting 35.1% from the floor. Adair appeared in four playoff games with the Lynx last season, averaging 2.8 minutes and 0.5 points per game.

Originally drafted by the Phoenix Mercury in the third round of the 2009 WNBA Draft, Adair was signed by the Lynx for the final regular season game of the 2010 season before earning a spot on the 2011 roster. She appeared in 31 games with the 2011 squad, averaging 4.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in 10.4 minutes per game. Adair played a pivotal role off the bench for the Lynx during their 2011 championship run, appearing in eight postseason games and scoring 5.8 points, grabbing 3.6 rebounds and blocking 0.6 shots in 12.3 minutes per contest.