Stats: 13 games, 12.9 MPG, 2.1 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 1.3 APG, 44.4 FG%, 100 FT%
Season in a Nutshell: A vet who wasn’t able to stay as healthy as she would have liked.
A Deeper Dive: She’s a player who played in all 34 games in 2017, starting 17 for the Fever. After going unsigned in the offseason, the Lynx brought her in halfway through the season.
While her best days are behind her, she’s still physical, can rebound and is a better passer than you think.
At 32 years old, she’s more of a reserve post player than anything else.
Top Three Games:
3. July 21 at Phoenix
Larkins didn’t score in this game, but had a season-high eight rebounds to go with two assists and two steals in this win over Phoenix.
2. Aug. 9 at Las Vegas
Larkins finished with a season-high eight points to go with three assists and two rebounds in 20 minutes. She shot 4-for-6 from the field. More importantly, it was a Lynx win.
1. July 18 vs. Indiana
She did it all in this win over the Fever. Larkins finished with four points, six rebounds, eight assists and two steals in 24 minutes.
Rest, condition and wait for an opportunity to come back. The Lynx’s roster is currently up in the air with a few players. Will Seimone Augustus and Rebekkah Brunson return? I’d imagine Temi Fagbenle will have more of a role in 2019, but the Lynx will still need another backup big. We’ll see if it’s Larkins.
Role in 2019:
Again, it will be in a reserve role. When she did play in 2018, she looked capable. But in a 34-game season, staying healthy is crucial.