Cool, calm, and collected, Kayla Alexander’s veteran presence was crucial to the Lynx bench in 2020.
Alexander joined the Lynx in the offseason with the team short on depth at the center position. The 6-4 WNBA vet joined Sylvia Fowles and Damiris Dantas in the post for Cheryl Reeve’s squad. Her presence became even more important when All-Star center Fowles was sidelined after a calf injury halfway through the season.
Alexander’s height and defensive ability was something that stuck out to Reeve upon the veteran’s acquisition.
“She’s trim, long,” Reeve told media ahead of the season opener. “She’s a natural shot-blocker. She does things necessary to keep herself on the floor.”
In her seventh year in the league, Alexander quadrupled her playing time from 2019 playing with the Chicago Sky. The highlight of the Canadian’s season came when she scored eight points in just under 10 minutes to help the Lynx to a come-from-behind victory over Dallas on August 19.
Her numbers may not stand out as much as other players, but Kayla Alexander will always be there for her team in time of need.