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Lynx coach Reeve will try to bring McWilliams-Franklin back

Will Taj McWilliams-Franklin return to the world-champion Lynx next season? Coach Cheryl Reeve says she hopes so, and will start talking to her now while "she is really happy."
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Will Taj McWilliams-Franklin return to the world-champion Lynx next season? Coach Cheryl Reeve says she hopes so, and will start talking to her now while "she is really happy."

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