Lynx welcome former foe into the fold to play point guard in 2019

This year’s Minnesota Lynx team is in a different position than in years past because this year they’re rebuilding and reloading.

With the likes of Maya Moore sitting out and Lindsay Whalen gone, the Lynx are beginning a whole new era. It’s an era that included bringing a former foe into the fold.

Back in the day, the heated Lynx-Sparks rivalry featured the harsh battle between point guards Lindsay Whalen and Odyssey Sims.

Oh, how times have changed.

Whalen is retired and now coaching the Gophers and guess who’s now with the Lynx?

Times change and players do too, but it’s strange when former Sparks Guard now wears the Lynx colors and will play Whalen’s old position.

Sims has a good history with Cheryl Reeve from her U.S.A. Basketball days, which makes the transition easier.  

Sims is ready to embrace Minnesota, their fans and the new season, but she says it was different to put on a Lynx uniform.

Sims will be used and the two-guard many times on the floor with point guard Danielle Robinson, but sometimes at Whalen’s old spot.

Sims and the Lynx are in action Friday night when they open up preseason action against the Mystics at 7 p.m. at Target Center.