WNBA Free Agency 2021: Odyssey Sims becomes free agent after three-team deal involving Fever, Lynx, Aces

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Following last week’s five-team blockbuster that involved the Minnesota Lynx, Seattle Storm, New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Dallas Wings, Lynx coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve was not done wheeling and dealing.

Apparently, Tamika Catchings, the general manager of the Indiana Fever threw yet another boulder (albeit, slightly smaller than last week’s) in the river – with some help from Dan Padover, the Las Vegas Aces general manager.

Indiana acquired Lindsay Allen from the Aces and the final pick of the second round of this year’s draft with Las Vegas getting an early second round selection in this year’s draft. The Lynx got the Fever’s second round pick in next year’s draft. Indy also received two more draft picks from Minnesota in next year’s draft plus exclusive negotiating rights with Temi Fagbenle.

Odyssey Sims was also acquired in the deal, but she was later waived by the Fever, putting her on the free agent market. Sims joined the Lynx midseason in the bubble last year and averaged 9.4 points and 3.5 assists. She has averaged just under 13 points for her career which has included stops with the Tulsa Shock/Dallas Wings, Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx.

So…much…movement…

And this latest deal was done so the Lynx could clear cap space to sign Aerial Powers – a move the Lynx made that was reported on by various outlets early in the outset of free agency.

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