What began as a slow start to the regular season for the Minnesota Lynx, going 0-4 from the jump, ended with the team landing the fourth overall seed in the 2021 WNBA Playoffs.
The Lynx impressive season wouldn’t have been possible without the contributions of third year forward Napheesa Collier.
2021 was a year of career-highs for the Lynx co-captain, as Collier totaled 469 points overall in the regular season as well as 37 total blocks, the most she’s had since joining the Association.
In the 29-game regular season, Collier appeared, and started in all 29 contests. No. 24, affectionately known as Phee, averaged 16.2 points, 3.2 assists, and 6.6 rebounds per game. With these averages, the 6-1 forward landed 13th in the WNBA in points, 16th in rebounds, and 9th in blocks.
Statistically, it’s difficult to identify the All-Star’s best game of the 2021 campaign. Collier not only tied her career-high 27 points twice, but also matched a career best = 14 rebounds. Collier additionally set two new career-highs during the 2021 campaign with single-game highs of eight assists and five blocks.
In 2022, the Connecticut product is poised for another jump in production for the Lynx.