Training Camp Rundown | Day 3

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate 


The Minnesota Lynx wrapped up day three of training camp on Tuesday afternoon at The Courts at Mayo Clinic Square in Minneapolis.

The team held its first scrimmage of training camp, as well as ran through drills similar to the first two days of camp.

“Today was a good day,” Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve said Tuesday afternoon. “The first two days are always easy in that you’re installing stuff and nobody has really done anything wrong, so to speak. Now, when you turn up the intensity a little bit, you see who responds, who forgets what they are doing when they have a little bit of pressure. So, it’s a revealing time.”

Minnesota will have another scrimmage later today, which will give the Lynx players, both returning players and the newcomers, time to get more familiar with each other.

“Each day has been pretty good and I feel like we have gotten better. We’ll just keep on going through what we need to work on. It’s been fun to see some new faces in camp, as well as our core group coming back,” Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen said. “It’s always good for us to get back together and enjoy getting back here and practicing together.”

Brunson Arrives To Training Camp

Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson joined the team for the first time during training camp, taking part in practice Tuesday afternoon.

Brunson was a late arrival to training camp due to playing overseas with Mersin Basketbol in Turkey.

During her stretch in Turkey, Brunson averaged 19.9 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game.

“Obviously, I know Rebekkah and I know what it feels like to have her come onto the court. We have a couple bystanders that haven’t necessarily felt her vibe and the first thing they said was ‘holy cow, welcome.’” She just has a way about her that gives off instant energy, instant intensity and it was really good to have her out there,” Reeve said. “She a big security blanket, a big band-aid for us.”