June 30, 2010

Jayne voted to WNBA All-Star team

Jayne is one of ten WNBA players voted by fans to the All-Star team that will face USA Basketball on July 10. The "Stars at the Sun" game will be televised by ESPN at 12:30 P.T. Read more...

June 22, 2010

Candice is done for the season

From the Associated Press report of tonight's Lynx vs Liberty game:

. . . the Lynx lost Candice Wiggins to a ruptured Achilles tendon in their 75-68 win over the New York Liberty on Tuesday night.

Wiggins, Minnesota's first-round draft choice out of Stanford in 2008, injured her left leg in the fourth quarter and left the game with 8 seconds remaining.

"Win the game, lose a player, kind of thing for the year," Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve said. "Our hearts go out to Candice. Candice gives us a lot of things, she gives us flexibility, she gives a second ball handler. She was really getting going and playing well, she's a leader so we're going to miss some intangibles and certainly some very specific basketball things and we're just going to have to find a way to fill the void."

Jayne taking steps forward for Silver Stars

Michelle Smith (Left Coast Hoops) spoke with Jayne after the Silver Stars' game in Seattle. Jayne said her ankle is, "healing, but ...", explained what she's doing to expand her game, and commented on living on her own for the first time. Read more...

Q McCall (SB Nation) analyzes what Jayne adds to the Silver Stars, although she hasn't yet been a major contributor. Read more...

June 19, 2010

1000 points for Candice

Candice scored her 1000th WNBA career point on a free throw last night in a game against the Tulsa Shock. She is just the sixth Lynx player to reach this goal and the third-fastest Lynx player to do so.

"It's a great honor, but I'm just mad about all the other points I should have gotten," she said.

June 17, 2010

Catching up with Jayne

Jayne blogs:

We are about to enter travel central for the month of July! I was looking at our schedule and realized just how fast this part of the season has come up, and what we have to look forward to: lots of games! The only downfall to lots of games is not having a lot of practices. Read more...

June 4, 2010

Coach Azzi becomes student of the sideline

By Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle:

The new women's basketball coach at USF is among the most decorated players of all time, so on-the-court business should be a snap. When it comes to all the administrative complications of running a program, though, Azzi really is a rookie. She has not coached a team before, and six weeks into the job, she's learning on the fly. Read more...

Jayne's Blog

The season has begun! It has been a very interesting and fun transition for me from college to pros. I find out more about myself every time we go on a road trip. I have a new experience almost every day in practice. Read more...

June 2, 2010

Candice is back

Candice was back on the court last night and looking great!

She gave the Minnesota Lynx, who had lost the first five games of the season, a much-needed spark in their 92-82 victory over the defending champion Phoenix Mercury.

She played for almost 16 minutes and appeared to be fully recovered from her knee surgery. She scored eight points on two three-pointers and a play that was so-Candice — she stole a pass intended for Taylor Lilley, dashed to the basket, and laid it up and in before the Mercury could react.

Candice felt her return was everything she could have hoped for.

"It was amazing," she said. "It was everything I was imagining it would be. Just – you know – the plight of an injured player is so up and down and frustrating and then just to play like this is amazing. I felt good."