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Lynx Duo Sign With EuroLeague Powerhouse Fenerbahçe

Minnesota Lynx guard Kayla McBride and forward Nikolina Milić will play for Fenerbahçe in the EuroLeague this offseason.

USK Praha v Fenerbahce Safiport - FIBA EuroLeague Women Semi Final Photo by Seskim Photo/MB Media/Getty Images

A few more Minnesota Lynx will take their talents overseas this winter to remain on the court when the WNBA season concludes and the offseason begins.

This week, Lynx guard Kayla McBride and forward Nikolina Milić signed with EuroLeague powerhouse Fenerbahçe, which is fresh off its first EuroLeague championship in 2023 and is often filled with other top WNBA talent.

McBride, who is 31 years old, is returning to Istanbul to play for Fenerbahçe for the third offseason in a row, having spent time with other teams in Turkey, Russia and Hungary before spending the last two years with Fenerbahçe.

McBride has thrived overseas the last few years, and did so again last offseason while even earning Turkish Basketball Federation Women’s League Player of the Month in November. In EuroLeague play, McBride averaged 14.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.8 steals over 18 games, adding 19.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals over 22 Turkey-KBSL contests.

Milić, who is 29 years old, is joining McBride and will make her first appearance in Turkey this offseason after playing in France-LFB and EuroCup action with Flammes Carolo in France last offseason.

Milić has been an overseas talent for multiple years leading up to her entrance in the WNBA with the Lynx in 2022, having represented the Serbian national basketball team while spending other WNBA offseasons in Spain with Perfumerías Avenida (2020) and Liontek Gernika Bizkaia (2021) in the Spain-LF Endesa league.

With Flammes Carolo last offseason, Milić averaged 14.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steal in 23 games, while tallying 16.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 10 EuroCup games.

McBride and Milić, who are both set to be free agents this winter, join Dorka Juhász and Tiffany Mitchell as the other two players currently signed to teams overseas this offseason.