Lynx resign Brunson 18 Aug 14

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today announced the team has signed All-Star forward Rebekkah Brunson to a multi-year contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are extremely excited to have extended the contract of Rebekkah Brunson,” said Roger Griffith, Lynx Executive Vice President. “She’s one of the cornerstones of our team and we’re thrilled that she’s decided to continue her career in Minnesota. We look forward to having her in a Lynx uniform for many years to come.”

Brunson, an 11-year WNBA veteran, ranks as one of the WNBA’s best rebounders, hauling in an average of 7.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game in just 10 games this season after missing the first 23 games after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on her right knee. In her first game back this season, she registered a double-double with season-high 17 points and 12 rebounds. Brunson owns the Lynx franchise record for career double-doubles with 43 and has totaled 69 career double-doubles.

In her last full season, Brunson wrapped up her 10th WNBA season and fourth with the Lynx by playing in 33 games and averaging 10.6 points and a team-leading 8.9 rebounds per game in 2013. She was named to the WNBA’s All-Defensive second team and started the 2013 WNBA All-Star Game, finishing with 11 points and 11 boards. Brunson tied her own franchise single-season record (set in 2010) with 12 double-doubles in 2013.

Brunson moved into seventh place on the WNBA’s all-time rebounding chart, surpassing Yolanda Griffith and Lauren Jackson on Aug. 9 at Phoenix. She also overtook Tamika Raymond (435) for first place on the club’s career offensive rebounding list Friday at San Antonio