Minnesota Lynx fans had plenty of reason to rejoice last night as their center and reigning WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, Sylvia Fowles, announced via her Instagram that she would be returning to the Lynx for the 2022 season.
— WSLAM (@wslam) January 20, 2022
“HOME” is all the two-time champion wrote as the caption of her announcement to return for her 15th season and 8th in Minnesota. However, a deal is still looming as Fowles is technically still a free agent, with teams not announcing signings until February 1.
Despite their second-round elimination at the hands of the 2021 champion Chicago Sky, Fowles averaged 16.0 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.3 blocks, and a career-high 1.8 steals per game, leading to her fourth Defensive Player of the Year award and second while with the Lynx.
The WNBA’s all-time leader in rebounds and backbone of the Lynx franchise since her trade from the Sky in 2014 is poised to make yet another run at DPOY honors and a WNBA All-Team behind her 6’6 frame, innate shot-blocking ability, and a bountiful amount of experience as one of the League’s best centers.