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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."
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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."

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