Minnesota’s offseason upheaval continued this week as the team announced they had swapped guards with Los Angeles trading Alexis Jones for Odyssey Sims. Sims was drafted by Tulsa in 2014 and played for the franchise for three seasons before spending the last two years with the Sparks. The former LA guard has a bit of a history with her new team. Lindsay Whalen fouled Sims hard in game five of the 2017 WNBA Finals and the two players also had a small altercation early last summer.
Lynx fans will have to put the past behind them and it should be easy. Sims’ brand of stout, high energy defense should have the Minnesota faithful excited that she’s wearing a Lynx jersey.
In order to learn more about Sims game and her fit with the Lynx, I enlisted the help of High Post Hoops’ Ben Dull. He’s as knowledgeable about the WNBA and the Sparks as anyone I know. We talked about Sims as well as the Lynx backcourt rotation in general.