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Lynx F Napheesa Collier returns to court after recently giving birth

Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier is listed as probable for Sunday’s game against the visiting Atlanta Dream, just 10 1/2 weeks after giving birth to daughter Mila.

The Athletic reported Collier will start the game in Minneapolis and be on a minutes restriction.

Collier, 25, returned to practice last month and expressed an interest in taking the court alongside former league MVP and eight-time All-Star Sylvia Fowles, who is in her last WNBA season. Collier and Fowles were teammates on a Team USA team that won Olympic gold in Tokyo.

“She wants to,” Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said of Collier, per the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “And I want to do that for her. But a lot depends on how things go.”

A two-time WNBA All-Star, Collier averaged 14.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 85 career games with the Lynx. She was selected by Minnesota with the sixth overall pick of the 2019 WNBA Draft.

The Lynx (12-20) have lost four of their last six games and entered play on Sunday tied for 10th place in the standings. They have four games remaining on their schedule.

–Field Level Media

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