Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve has responded to a report that Maya Moore could sit out the entire 2019 WNBA season.
"We have been in close contact with Maya Moore and together, are deciding the best way to approach next season," says Reeve, who didn't add any detail about what exactly she might be talking about.
According to High-Post Hoops, the statement is an obvious response to a report from WCCO's Mike Max, who speculated that Moore could sit out the 2019 season.
Max's report came on the heels of an Associated Press report that said the Lynx have franchise tagged Moore for the 2019 season. The WNBA doesn't release player contract details, but slapping the franchise tag on a player in any sport forces them to play on a one-year deal rather than sign a more lucrative, long-term deal as a free agent.
Moore has played her entire eight-year career with the Lynx, having been named an All-Star six times and winning the WNBA MVP Award in 2014. She's been named All-WNBA every season since 2012, making the second team in 2012 and 2018, and the first team every year in between.
This is a developing story.