At the beginning of 2020 WNBA season, forward Erica McCall was geared up and ready to play her first season with the Atlanta Dream. However, McCall was waived after playing one game with Atlanta, and the Minnesota Lynx were awarded McCall via a waiver claim after Karima Christmas-Kelly went down with a ruptured Achilles in just the second game of the season.
McCall, affectionately known as “Bird” by her teammates, played in every game during regular season since joining the Lynx. The four-year veteran was often the spark of energy that the Minnesota needed off of the bench. If she wasn’t on the court putting in the work, she was on the sidelines cheering on her teammates.
After Sylvia Fowles was sidelined with a calf injury, the Lynx needed McCall to step up in the post position. McCall took the challenge head-on. Her most impressive game this season came just a few days after joining the team. McCall came off the bench and put up a season-high 10 points in the Lynx’s win over the New York Liberty, along with three rebounds and two assists. The Stanford product finished the season with averages of 2.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in just under 10 minutes per game.
Wherever the Lynx needed her, McCall showed up and did her job. Erica McCall stayed in the WNBA “Bubble” to make a difference on a team, and that she did.