February 03, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Lynx have re-signed center Sylvia Fowles, the most valuable player of the WNBA finals.

The contract was completed Tuesday with Fowles, who was a free agent.

Fowles was acquired by the Lynx from the Chicago Sky in a three-team trade during the All-Star break last summer. She averaged 15.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks over 18 regular-season games after the deal. In the five-game finals series against the Indiana Fever, she averaged 15.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.0 blocks to win the MVP award as the Lynx won their third title in five years.

Fowles is third on the league's career list with 99 double-doubles. The 30-year-old is a two-time WNBA defensive player of the year pick and a two-time All-WNBA first team selection.

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