MINNEAPOLIS -- After being snubbed last week when the WNBA announced starters for the All-Star Game, Lynx leaders Sylvia Fowles and Odyssey Sims were named reserves on Monday, July 15.
This will be the sixth time Fowles has been selected to play in an All-Star Game -- her third with the Lynx -- and the first time for Sims. It also marks the eighth consecutive time the Lynx have had multiple representatives at the All-Star Game.
The game will be played July 27 in Las Vegas.
Fowles, 33, is averaging 14.2 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game this season, and currently leads the league with a 58.9 percent field-goal percentage. She recorded the 158th career double-double of her career on Sunday night, surpassing Lisa Leslie for the most in league history, in a 75-62 victory over the Phoenix Mercury.
Sims, 27, is averaging 15.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists this season. Coming into the season arguably on the decline after bouncing around the league for more than half a decade, Sims has found a true home in the Twin Cities, helping the Lynx (10-7) position themselves for yet another deep run through the playoffs.