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Lynx, Whalen agree to contract extension

By The Sports Network
September 6, 2013 - 12:03pm
Lindsay Whalen brings the ball up the court against the La Sparks. (Photo by Lee Michaelson)

Lindsay Whalen brings the ball up the court against the La Sparks. (Photo by Lee Michaelson)

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Lynx and point guard Lindsay Whalen agreed to a multi-year contract extension on Friday.

Whalen is averaging career-highs of 14.7 points and 6.0 assists this season, her 10th in the league and fourth as a member the Lynx.

"We are extremely excited to have extended the contract of a franchise cornerstone and one of the best players in the WNBA," said Lynx executive vice president Roger Griffith. "Lindsay has become the top point guard in the league over the past several seasons and we are glad to have her playing in her home state of Minnesota. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to watch an outstanding individual like herself night in and out and we are thrilled that she's decided to continue her career with the Lynx."

Whalen is the franchise leader in assists with 740.

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