41-year old Taj McWilliams-Franklin isn't nervous about the WNBA Playoffs. "Mama Taj", as she's referred to in the Lynx' locker room is the mother of three and has played in big games before. All in all, she plays an important role both on and off the court.
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Taj or not, Lynx looking for Dream sweep
Lynx center Taj McWilliams-Franklin hopes to be in the lineup when Minnesota goes for the sweep in Atlanta tonight in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. She sprained her knee in Game 2, and had to leave in the third quarter. The Lynx say her status will be a game-time decision.
Lynx re-sign Taj McWilliams-Franklin
Taj McWilliams-Franklin has agreed to a one year contract extension with the Minnesota Lynx. The 41 year old played a pivotal role during the Lynx' run to the WNBA title last season. Head coach Cheryl Reeve says McWilliams-Franklin's value to the Lynx is "immmeasurable."
Imagine if Taj McWilliams-Franklin were healthy
Taj McWilliams-Franklin suffered from a stomach ailment, but that didn’t stop her from helping the Minnesota Lynx jump out to a 1-0 lead in the WNBA finals. She had eight points and ten rebounds against the Atlanta Dream. Game two is Wednesday in Minneapolis.
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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