Lynx Guard Whalen Signs Multi-Year Deal

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Lynx Guard Whalen Signs Multi-Year Deal

September 6, 2013 Updated Sep 6, 2013 at 3:03 PM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Minnesota Lynx and point guard Lindsay Whalen agreed to a multi-year contract extension on Friday the team announced but terms of the deal have not yet been released.

In her 10th WNBA season and fourth with the Lynx, Whalen is averaging career-highs in both points (14.7 ppg) and assists (6.0 apg).

“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.

Whalen holds the franchise mark for assists (740) and has posted the four best single-season assist totals in Minnesota history. She needs just nine points in Saturday's game against Seattle to reach the 4,000 point mark.

Since Whalen's arrival in Minnesota, the Lynx hold a league-best 77-21 record. Minnesota enters the weekend with the best record in the WNBA, looking to become the third team in league history to reach the finals in three straight seasons.

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