2008 Minnesota Lynx season

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2008 Minnesota Lynx season
Coach Don Zierden
Arena Target Center
Attendance 6,968 per game
Results
Record 16–18 (.471)
Place 7th (Western)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

The 2008 WNBA season was the 10th season for the Minnesota Lynx. The Lynx were not able to return to the postseason for the first time since 2004.

Offseason[edit]

Expansion Draft[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality School
1 3 Candice Wiggins  United States Stanford
2 16 Nicky Anosike  United States Tennessee
3 30 Charde Houston  United States Connecticut

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

March 14, 2008 To Minnesota Lynx
Kristen Rasmussen
To Connecticut Sun
Tamika Raymond and the right to swap second-round picks in the 2009 WNBA Draft.
June 22, 2008[2]
To Minnesota Lynx
LaToya Thomas
To Detroit Shock
Eshaya Murphy

Free agents[edit]

Player Signed Former team
Anna DeForge February 19, 2008 Indiana Fever
Sharnee' Zoll May 18, 2008 Virginia (Undrafted)
Player Left New team
Amber Jacobs March 17, 2008 Washington Mystics
Sharnee' Zoll June 26, 2008
Player Re-signed
Nicole Ohlde March 3, 2008
Vanessa Hayden April 18, 2008

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
San Antonio Silver Stars x 24 10 .706 15–2 9–8 10–10
Seattle Storm x 22 12 .647 2.0 16–1 6–11 13–7
Los Angeles Sparks x 20 14 .588 4.0 12–5 8–9 12–8
Sacramento Monarchs x 18 16 .529 13–4 5–12 6.0 9–11
Houston Comets o 17 17 .500 7.0 13–4 4–13 10–10
Minnesota Lynx o 16 18 .471 8.0 10–7 6–11 8–12
Phoenix Mercury o 16 18 .471 8.0 9–8 7–10 8–12

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Leading Scorer Attendance Record
May 18 vs. Detroit 84-70 Charde Houston (21) 9,972 1-0
May 27 @ Houston 98-92 (OT) Seimone Augustus (25) 7,261 2-0
May 29 @ Chicago 75-69 Seimone Augustus (19) 3,014 3-0
May 31 vs. Phoenix 94-83 Seimone Augustus (22) 6,914 4-0
June 3 @ Atlanta 85-81 Candice Wiggins (22) 5,844 5-0
June 6 @ Connecticut 77-78 Seimone Augustus (22) 6,327 5-1
June 8 vs. San Antonio 90-78 Seimone Augustus (18) 5,020 6-1
June 10 vs. Connecticut 66-75 Candice Wiggins (22) 7,186 6-2
June 12 vs. Sacramento 78-82 Seimone Augustus (21) 4,875 6-3
June 14 @ New York 76-77 Candice Wiggins (26) 7,452 6-4
June 20 @ Detroit 93-98 (OT) Seimone Augustus (26) 8,916 6-5
June 21 vs. Houston 65-72 Candice Wiggins (24) 5,865 6-6
June 24 vs. New York 91-69 Seimone Augustus (21) 6,280 7-6
June 26 vs. Sacramento 80-76 Seimone Augustus (23) 5,722 8-6
June 28 @ San Antonio 65-73 Nicky Anosike (16) 7,513 8-7
July 1 vs. Chicago 71-73 Candice Wiggins (17) 4,765 8-8
July 3 @ Los Angeles 88-70 Seimone Augustus (29) 8,587 9-8
July 5 @ Seattle 71-96 Nicky Anosike (15) 7,553 9-9
July 9 vs. Atlanta 67-73 Seimone Augustus (17) 5,893 9-10
July 12 vs. Houston 85-71 Seimone Augustus (27) 6,495 10-10
July 17 @ Houston 88-96 Candice Wiggins (27) 7,261 10-11
July 19 @ San Antonio 87-74 Seimone Augustus (30) 8,614 11-11
July 22 vs. Seattle 73-76 Charde Houston (16) 12,276 11-12
July 24 @ Indiana 84-80 (OT) Seimone Augustus (25) 6,010 12-12
July 25 vs. San Antonio 78-68 Seimone Augustus (20) 7,247 13-12
July 27 vs. Los Angeles 84-92 (OT) Seimone Augustus (29) 9,433 13-13
August 30 vs. Washington 92-78 Candice Wiggins (22) 6,980 14-13
September 1 @ Los Angeles 58-82 Seimone Augustus (13) 9,072 14-14
September 3 @ Phoenix 96-103 Seimone Augustus (27) 7,722 14-15
September 6 @ Seattle 88-96 Seimone Augustus (26) 9,339 14-16
September 7 @ Sacramento 71-78 Charde Houston (19) 7,999 14-17
September 9 vs. Indiana 86-76 Charde Houston (18) 6,706 15-17
September 12 vs. Phoenix 87-96 Lindsey Harding (20) 8,343 15-18
September 14 @ Washington 96-70 Charde Houston (18) 10,438 16-18

Player stats[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Seimone Augustus 31 31 33.6 .470 .317 .890 3.9 2.7 1.0 0.4 19.1
Candice Wiggins 30 1 27.5 .403 .306 .817 3.2 3.0 1.8 0.2 15.7
Nicky Anosike 34 34 27.1 .438 .000 .699 6.8 1.3 2.2 1.2 9.2
Charde Houston 33 0 17.6 .492 .000 .741 3.7 0.8 0.9 0.4 8.8
Anna DeForge 34 34 24.9 .391 .364 .763 3.0 1.7 0.8 0.2 8.5
Lindsey Harding 24 11 24.6 .367 .080 .694 2.3 3.2 1.1 0.2 6.4
Nicole Ohlde 34 34 16.4 .453 .000 .785 3.3 1.3 0.3 0.7 5.8
Vanessa Hayden 30 0 10.1 .445 .000 .614 3.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 5.2
Noelle Quinn 32 25 16.7 .398 .313 .667 2.2 2.5 0.7 0.1 3.6
LaToya Thomas 13 0 11.3 .500 .714 .444 1.9 0.2 0.2 0.0 3.6
Navonda Moore 16 0 7.8 .319 .333 .556 0.9 0.3 0.3 0.2 3.0
Kristen Rasmussen 31 0 12.7 .375 .348 .739 2.7 0.9 0.4 0.2 2.5
Sharnee' Zoll 6 0 5.0 .250 .333 .833 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.0 1.7
Eshaya Murphy 2 0 2.5 .200 .000 .000 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

Minnesota Lynx Regular Season Stats

Roster[edit]

Minnesota Lynx roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight DOB From
F/C 21 United States Anosike, Nicky 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Tennessee
G 33 United States Augustus, Seimone 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 179 lb (81 kg) LSU
G 30 United States DeForge, Anna 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Nebraska
G 10 United States Harding, Lindsey 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 139 lb (63 kg) Duke
C 55 United States Hayden-Johnson, Vanessa 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Florida
F 20 United States Houston, Charde 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Connecticut
G 34 United States Moore, Navonda 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 145 lb (66 kg) Alabama
F/C 3 United States Ohlde, Nicole 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Kansas State
G 45 United States Quinn, Noelle 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) UCLA
F 52 United States Rasmussen, Kristen 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Michigan State
F 1 Italy Ress, Kathrin 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Boston College
F 32 United States Thomas, LaToya 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Mississippi State
G 11 United States Wiggins, Candice 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 154 lb (70 kg) Stanford
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Athletic trainer
Strength and conditioning coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Seimone Augustus, WNBA Player of the Week (May 26 - June 1)
  • Nicky Anosike, WNBA All-Rookie Team (Center)
  • Candace Wiggins, WNBA All-Rookie Team (Guard)
  • Candice Wiggins, WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year

References[edit]