Danielle Robinson is the newest player for the reigning WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx, and yes, we're talking about the same Danielle Robinson who's been an All-Star three times in her career.
Minnesota acquired Robinson and a 2019 second-round pick from Phoenix in exchange for their first-round pick (12th overall) in this year's WNBA Draft.
“Her ability to push the pace, collapse opposing defenses, and create quality opportunities for her teammates, makes her one of the most unique players in our league," said Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve.
Reeve added that Robinson's "exceptional quickness and great instincts" make her "disruptive on the defensive end."
The 12th pick in the draft has some value, but from afar it certainly appears that the Lynx got a great deal. Just consider that Robinson is only 28 years old and she was an All-Star from 2013-15 and more impressively, she was a WNBA All-Defensive Second Team selection 2012-14.
Robinson could also be Minnesota's long-term plan at point guard, possibly replacing Lindsay Whalen in the starting lineup if decides to retire in the near future.